Obsessive-compulsive disorder is autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) Fix profound developmental disorders

A holistic approach to treating ASD involves supporting the child's existing skills and developing new ones. The child's environment is included in the therapy. In this way, the child can practice their skills in a group, with the family and with other children.


Play therapy and focus

People with early childhood autism learn through games and through rewards to focus their perception on the important information. This helps them understand their environment better and the fear of change decreases.


Behavior therapy

Behavioral therapy techniques can improve social skills and break down stereotypical behaviors. For example, role-play and contact with children without autism are helpful.


Language training (speech therapy - children)

Language training can explain the social significance of linguistic elements to those affected and promote language understanding and active speaking. It should start as early as possible, as the chances of success decrease with age.


Goals of ASD therapy (in children, adolescents and adults)

  • Social competence
  • Independence in everyday life
  • Willingness and ability to make contact
  • communicative competence
  • Empathy promotion
  • Speaking and understanding language, understanding gestures

In addition, there are specific treatment approaches (e.g. Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children [TEACCH]).


Help for the family

Specific programs are designed to help parents of autistic children to reduce stress in everyday life and to learn how to deal with their autistic children correctly. They are also taught methods of establishing better contact with their child.