When can I start Physical Therapy for my child with Autism, and who should I do it from?
Physical therapy can be started from birth, and the therapy differs based on the age of the child. It is also important to always consult a professionally trained and experienced therapist, so that the physical therapist will work with you as a parent to develop goals to help your child participate as fully as possible in daily routines at home, in the community, and at school. You can refer to our exhaustive database to see which good Physical Therapists are available near you.
The physical therapist will then develop a comprehensive plan to meet your child's needs. Since each child's challenges and goals are different, a physical therapist will design an individual program to meet the strengths and needs of your child. The therapist will work with you as a parent to monitor how your child progresses, and collect data to make sure that the treatment plan is leading to positive outcomes for your child.