Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
If you are a parent of a child who has been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, there is no doubt that you have been faced with many personal challenges as well as educational challenges for your child. Along your path, people have sometimes been so helpful that you have found so many options for treatment that it is hard to know which one to choose. Other times, people who claim to specialize in ASD have no idea how to help you. Cookie cutter interventions have not been successful, and have sometimes left you feeling as if no one understands your child. You thought your child was successful at school because his/her academics were good. However, later in elementary school or middle school you were told he/she has issues and you were left wondering how they could simply appear? You are beyond disappointed and don’t know who to turn to for help at this point.
You are not alone.
Many families are experiencing the aforementioned issues. Oftentimes, the stressors associated with raising a child with an ASD can be overwhelming and navigating systems is difficult. Parents would agree that, understanding your child’s unique communication system and bringing his or her focus to our surroundings is key to developing a gratifying relationship. Mandi’s holistic approach and experience in multiple counties can provide you with direction and specific choices to minimize parental confusion. Subtle behaviors are often undetected or unidentified until later in the child’s development when they become problematic. At times, worksheets for social skills acquisition yield minimal progress for your child, resulting in frustration when your child continues to make inpappropriate choices. Your multidisciplinary team includes your input. Learn how to ask the specific questions to enhance communication with your team.
In addition, Mandi’s clinical techniques include Energy Psychology (EP) as well as Behavior Modification to treat specific issues associated with ASD. The impact of the energy of mulitiple stressors can effect the entire family system. EP techniques can give rapid relief to dissipate tensions that interfere with your quality of life. If your desire is for your child to join with you and assimilate into your family’s lifestyle, these services can benefit you.
Services for Autism Spectrum Disorders (children or adults)
- Outpatient Individual sessions
- Outpatient Family sessions
- School-based consulting – classroom modification or specific issues
*Call today to schedule an appointment to discuss your needs and these options. Conveniently located in Pittsburgh, PA.