Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

A child with ASD shows difficulty in social communication and interaction along with restricted or repetitive behaviors and interests.

Consult TBC if you observe a combination of:

  • Difficulty in joining his/her attention with an adult towards one object
  • Impairment in initiating and answering conversations
  • Difficulty in maintaining eye contact
  • Motor difficulties
  • Attention difficulties
  • Lack of answering to his name
  • Difficulty expressing and understanding body language
  • Repetitive speech
  • Repetitive motor movement such as hand flapping, biting, and pulling
  • Inflexible adherence to routines
  • Limited interests
  • Sensitivity to sensory inputs such as touch, smell, light and noise

Our speech therapist is Hanen certified.

The More Than Words Program was designed specifically for parents of children aged 5 and under, on the autistic spectrum or with other social communication difficulties. Addressing the unique needs of these children, the program provides parents with the tools, strategies and support they need to help their children reach their full communication potential. An online program is also available through tele-practice.

The TalkAbility Program is designed to help parents develop the theory of mind in daily life activities. A child with high-functioning autism has special strengths and abilities: language is well developed but difficulties in conversations and interactions are observed. The TalkAbility Program helps children understand the perspective of others, adapt language accordingly and improve their social skills.