A Family Psychology Practice providing Expert, Developmentally – Appropriate Care, that is Individualized, Mindful and Effective.
The Autism Spectrum Clinic
The Autism Spectrum Clinic at Susan Myket, Ph.D. & Associates is designed to provide current best practices for assessing and treating Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), as well as consultation to help family members and professionals best serve individuals with ASDs.
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are characterized by deficits in social interactions and communication and the presence of unusual behaviors, such as repetitive movements or preoccupation with particular topics.
Assessment Services Include:
- Initial Diagnostic Assessment
- Differential Diagnosis or Diagnostic Clarification in Complex Cases
- Psychological/Neuropsychological Testing
- Progress Monitoring
- Behavioral Assessment (Functional Behavior Assessment)
- Evaluations to Aid in Transition Planning
- Program Evaluation
Treatment Services Include:
- Social Skills Groups
- Individual or Didactic Social Skills Instruction
- Individual Therapy (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Skills Training)
- Individual Parent Behavior Management Training Sessions
- Transition to College/Adulthood Planning/Intervention for Families
- Parent Groups for Specific Issues (e.g., Supportive, Behavior Issues, Skills Training)
- Positive Behavior Supports
- Supportive Psychotherapy for Parents, Siblings and Significant Others
Consultation Services Include:
- Support to Parents in Home and Community Settings
- Support to School and Workplace Personnel
- Consultation to Community Organizations
A note about treatment:
Many techniques exist for treating individuals with ASD. In the Autism Spectrum Clinic, we believe in using research-supported interventions, as well as techniques that have proven themselves over years of clinical experience. The choice of specific techniques should always be determined by the needs of the individual, the preferences of the family and the professional opinion of the treating psychologist. There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach.