When you find that you’re expecting, you probably read all of the parenting books you could get your hands on. Unfortunately, very few of these books will tell you what to expect if your child has an autism spectrum disorder. Your so-called “normal” parenting strategies don’t seem to work. As a result, you may feel at a loss, wondering how to help your child thrive with their newfound diagnosis. At Camp Worth, we’re proud to provide support for both your child and you. With our autism parent training program, you can gain skills to help you assist your child. To learn more about the benefits of an autism parent training program or any of our other autism treatment programs, contact Camp Worth today.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Autism?
If you suspect your child may be showing signs and symptoms of having autism, early intervention is vital. Some of the more common signs and symptoms of autism are:
- Avoiding eye contact
- Lining up toys or playing with them exactly the same way every time
- Trouble understanding the feelings of others
- Little awareness of safety or danger
- Frequent meltdowns
- Aggravated sensory issues, or extreme sensitivity to certain smells, tastes, sounds, or how things feel to the touch
- No speech or delayed speech
- Poor social skills
- Resisting or avoiding contact
- Extreme anxiety and unusual phobias
- Extreme dislike of changes to routine
- Aggression or anger rumination
- Unusual emotional reactions
These are just a handful of signs that a person may have autism, but knowing what to look for is crucial to early intervention, and it may be time for a professional evaluation if your child is struggling with any of these issues. A diagnosis opens the door to resources and support that will help your child thrive, and support you as well. An autism parent training program will support you and teach you what you need to know to better support your child.
Benefits of an Autism Parent Training Program
When someone suggests that you need parenting training classes, you may feel offended or upset. However, an autism parent training program can be extremely beneficial for both you and your child. Through this program, you’ll learn many skills that you can use with your child at home and in public. With a combination of interactive models and discussion-based techniques, you’ll get the skills you need to communicate with your child effectively.
One of the benefits of an autism parent training program is that you’ll learn how to solve daily problems that may occur. From interactions with your child both inside and out of the home to communication issues, we give you the tools you need to navigate these challenges properly.
Through our parents’ program, we’ll also give you the skills you need to manage inappropriate or disruptive behaviors. With these skills, you’ll be able to handle disruptive outbursts and even avoid them at times.
We’ll also teach you how to help your child cope with any situations that don’t fit into their routine and improve your communication abilities between both you and your child. Furthermore, we’ll help you encourage your child’s independence, life skills, and self-sufficiency while also teaching you how to promote play skills.
The skills that your child seems to lack due to their autism disorder can seem impossible to overcome. However, one of the benefits of an autism parent training program is that we give you the tools to support them in learning these critical skills. You only want the best for your child, and we strive to help you give them their best shot.
Other Autism Treatment Programs at Camp Worth
At Camp Worth, we know that the child’s long-term growth and support don’t just stop with their parent’s skill-building. It also is vital to give the child the skills that they need to grow and develop. As such, we provide a wide range of excellent treatment options for your child.
For instance, our behavior analysis program provides the tools your child with the tools to improve their ability to communicate and interact socially. This treatment is based on principles of behavioral therapy and is a research-based clinical approach. We help them create skills and transfer them outside of the treatment program. As a result, they will be more prepared to engage in situations at home, at school, or in public in general. This program also allows your child to control their negative behaviors.
In addition to our applied behavioral analysis program, we also provide treatments, including:
- Food and nutrition program
- Occupational therapy program
- Medication therapy management
- Music therapy
- Animal-assisted therapy
With the benefits of an autism parent training program and treatment programs specifically designed to assist your child, you can help your child grow and thrive. To learn more about the treatments available at Camp Worth, contact our treatment experts today by calling 855.915.2545.