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Speech, Language and Occupational Therapy for Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder. Children with ASD can present with differences in social communication, social interactions, and language skills.

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What are the characteristics?

Avoiding social interaction Avoiding social interaction
Shared attention involves a common focus on something such as people, objects, events or concepts Shared attention involves a common focus on something such as people, objects, events or concepts
Difficulty understanding and using nonverbal and verbal communication skills Difficulty understanding and using nonverbal and verbal communication skills
Difficulty with social reciprocity such as engaging in back and forth interactions Difficulty with social reciprocity such as engaging in back and forth interactions
Difficulties with changes in routine or transitions Difficulties with changes in routine or transitions
Delays in social cognition, including challenges with social interactions Delays in social cognition, including challenges with social interactions
Delays in acquisition of language Delays in acquisition of language
Delays in play skills Delays in play skills
Difficulty with emotional regulation and behavioral issues Difficulty with emotional regulation and behavioral issues
Sensory aversions and feeding challenges Sensory aversions and feeding challenges
Using long phrases/sentences from TV shows, movies or songs Using long phrases/sentences from TV shows, movies or songs
using rich intonation-based language using rich intonation-based language

How does Speech Therapy help?

Develops and increases the understanding and use of nonverbal and verbal communication skills Develops and increases the understanding and use of nonverbal and verbal communication skills
Improves how your child is using words to communicate thoughts, needs, wants, feelings and ideas Improves how your child is using words to communicate thoughts, needs, wants, feelings and ideas
Provides multiple modalities for communication and expression so that your child feels heard and understood in the world Provides multiple modalities for communication and expression so that your child feels heard and understood in the world
Provides opportunities for generalization of skills with peers and in a variety of settings Provides opportunities for generalization of skills with peers and in a variety of settings
Increases focus and attention to tasks Increases focus and attention to tasks
Develops and increases play skills Develops and increases play skills
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Treating your child, not their label

Labels themselves are not bad, it’s all in how you see it. We believe children who are on the Autism spectrum simply see the world from a particularly rich sensory perspective. We see that unique outlook as a gift. If you are noticing this, let’s have a chat.

Creating a treatment plan that draws on your child’s strengths

Before starting treatment, we conduct a comprehensive assessment so that we can deeply understand your child’s strengths and what areas require some more love, support, guidance and empowerment from us. Then we create functional and meaningful goals with you in order to help you and your child connect and communicate in ways that feel just right.

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Supporting the whole family, because you are your child’s greatest teacher.

Our treatment is designed to not only treat your little one’s Autism but to also support your whole family. If you’re the type of parent that wants to be involved in the creation of developmental opportunities at home, we’re here to provide you with the information, skills and tools to do so.

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Sholeh and the team at Valued Voices have been amazing. Kind, compassionate, supportive and incredibly organized. We have seen immense growth in our daughter’s speech and conversational abilities in the last six months with Valued Voices and would recommend the program to anyone and everyone.

– Katie O

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19782 MacArthur, Irvine, CA 92612
Suite 310 – Speech & Language Therapy
Suite 315 – Occupational Therapy
T: (949) 929-9248 | F: 949.209.2059
[email protected]

(949) 776-7010

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