Autism & Asperger's Syndrome (High Functioning)
These two disorders share many behavioral characteristics, although professionals disagree whether they are the same or whether Aspergers is a nonverbal learning disability. Common characteristics include normal intelligence, language development with marked deficiencies in social and communication skills, obsessive routines, preoccupation with a specific area of interest, and difficulty with change. These clients often display hard-to-read body language and an oversensitivity to sounds, smells, tastes, and sights. Our successful treatment approach includes neurofeedback, coping strategies, family therapy, and holistic interventions.
“My son was diagnosed with autism at age three. He was completely non-verbal, made no eye contact with anyone, banged his head, flapped his hands…
“My son is now in a public school (without an IEP!), earning all A’s in ‘high ability’ classes (well, except for a B in art), on two sports teams, and enjoying everything from math to gym class. But most important to me, he has made real friends both at school and in the neighborhood. His smiles are worth more than gold to me, and I can’t imagine what my son’s life would be like if it hadn’t been for Tom… (read entire quote)
–Susan, Mother of Former Client