Autism is a lifelong neurological disability that affects a person’s ability to communicate, understand language, play and socially interact with others.
The first signs of autism usually appear as developmental delays before age three. Autism is classified as a developmental disability because it interferes with the typical rate and patterns of childhood development and adversely affects a child’s educational performance. People with autism range from extremely high to relatively low functioning, causing it to be known as a “spectrum disorder”.
Criteria for the diagnosis of an autistic impairment consist of:
- Impairment in social interaction
- Impairment in communication
- Restricted, repetitive, stereotyped patterns of behavior
- Onset prior to age three
We are an approved provider for the treatment of autism spectrum disorder, Asperger's syndrome and developemental delay.
We treat all childhood conditions requiring physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.
Max Well offers a caring and supportive staff who actively listen to you and your child's concerns, helping your child achieve his/her maximal potential.
We instruct in an individualized home exercise program for optimal carryover and incorporate a mulit-dimensional approach to assist your child.
In 2012, Lt. Governor Brian Calley signed a bill requiring insurance companies to pay for the treatment of children with ASD up to 18 years of age. Max Well Therapy, LLC is committed to providing your child with the most current and effective treatments available.
Every child with autism is different. However, individuals with autism may exhibit several common characteristics.
It is important to remember that although the following are some common characteristics, no two people with autism experience the world or react to it in the same way.
- Poorly developed social skills and unusual play with toys
- Difficulty in using and understanding language
- Over or under sensitivity to sound, sight, taste, touch, or smell
- Repetitive behaviors such as spinning objects or rocking
- Certain behaviors exhibited to stimulate the senses, such as switching a light on and off, self-talk/repeating phrases over and over, or humming loudly
- Difficulty with changes to surrounding s or routines
- Very high levels of activity for long periods of time
- Uneven skill development or “splinter skills”; some skills are normal or superior for their age while others show significant delay
- Challenging behaviors such as aggression, self-injury or severe withdrawal
- Problems with attention and resistance to change