Spring & The Woodlands Autism Spectrum Disorder Services

Autism is not just one disorder. There are a variety of developmental brain disorders. For those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), symptoms of the disorders usually begin in childhood, continue and/or worsen throughout development, and begin to interfere with daily life. Some of the most common symptoms associated with ASD include:

Social Communication Challenges

  • Difficulty speaking at all (1/3 of those with ASD are nonverbal)
  • Repetitive gestures
  • Difficulty making and maintaining eye contact
  • Difficulty understanding facial expressions, tone, and non-literal expressions
  • Recognizing and expressing their own emotions as well as emotions of others
  • Feeling overwhelmed in social situations
  • Inability to recognize and respect personal space

Behavioral Challenges

  • Inability to appropriately express emotions leading to outbursts that may not seem logical to others
  • Repetitive motions with the body (rocking, flapping, spinning etc.) or objects (flipping switches, pressing buttons, etc.)
  • Staring at lights or moving objects
  • Ritual or obsessive behaviors (alphabetizing, lining up toys by size, touching items in a set order)
  • Difficulty understanding and adapting to changes in routine
  • Narrow and almost obsessive focus on specific topics

These are just some of the common symptoms, but this is by no means a comprehensive list. If your child’s behavior is concerning, feel free to talk to one of our team members. We can help you determine whether or not your child is in need of assessment for ASD.

What Should I Do?

There are numerous invaluable resources available for kids, adolescents, and adults struggling with ASD. Your first step should be to reach out to our team of experts to schedule an assessment. We use best practices in offering diagnosis for ASD, and our team also offers a wide range of services to help those with ASD and their families learn to create an atmosphere where every member of the family can thrive together.

How Can Grace Psychological Services Help?

Dr. Gracie Reyes-McDonald has specialized training in conducting Autism Spectrum Disorder assessments.

Dr. Charles Hallmark provides family and individual child-focused psychotherapy for children and adolescents with ASD.

How do I Get Started?

If you’re interested in evaluation services for ASD, please don’t hesitate to give our team a call. We’ll be happy to help you with assessment, intervention, and other services for kids, adolescents, and adults with ASD. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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26010 Oak Ridge Drive, Suite #107
The Woodlands, TX 77380

(281) 815-0899

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