How does Psychological Intervention help my child with Autism?
It is essential to know your child's strengths and weaknesses, in order to devise a personalised teaching or training module for them. A clinical psychologist that specialises in ASD would be a able to do this for your child. Psychologists are able to use tests and scores to assess your child to diagnose their cognitive intellect, or the way your child perceives the world around him/her.
If your child shows strong visual processing, i.e. they are very good at assimilating visual information, rather than auditory information, i.e. the things which are said to them, your psychologist may advise you to provide your child with more visual cues, such as Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) to communicate and educate your child.
Similarly, assessments provided by the psychologist may also help understand your child's memory processing. For example, if your child doesn't have a strong short term memory, they may be able to hold only one or two bits of information, and may forget the other information provided to them at one go. Which is why, it is essential for you to know how much information you need to provide your child at one go, for them to be able to hold and practically apply that information, or instructions.
Psychological Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorders, helps in studying your child's capacity of understanding and intellect, and working around it, in order to educate and communicate with them, for them to have a better quality of life.