We provide comprehensive therapy services for people with autism and their families.
What is Autism?
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or autism, is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects three main areas of an individual’s life: communication, social interaction and repetitive and restricted behaviours.
Approximately one in every 88 people has autism and it is more common in boys than girls. In 2017, 2.5% of the Australian population had a diagnosis of autism. Although the cause of autism is unknown, genetic factors have been identified and siblings have a 35% higher chance of developing signs of autism.
If you are concerned that your child may be showing signs of autism, contact your paediatrician and they will make the appropriate referrals based on the findings of their initial assessment.
At Therapy Focus we provide the gold standard in autism assessments. As members of the WA Autism Diagnosticians’ Forum, our qualified speech pathologists and psychologists are highly knowledgeable and conduct assessments in line with the National Guidelines for Autism Assessment and Diagnosis.
Our services for children and adults with autism
We provide comprehensive therapy services for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Services are tailored to the unique needs of each individual and can include:
- Early childhood intervention
- Behaviour support
- Social skill development
- Speech, language and communication
- Assistive technology
- Parent, carer and family support
- Advice, education and resources
- Liaison with other health professionals and services
Therapy Focus is a trusted provider of professional therapy services with more than 20 years’ experience supporting WA people living with disability, including those with autism.
Our therapy services can be provided at any of our 20+ offices throughout the Perth metropolitan area and in the South West region. Home, school workplace and community visits are also available.
To protect the health of our staff, customers and community, we’re currently providing most of our therapy services online and over the phone. We call this Teletherapy. Learn about Teletherapy.