Autism Evaluation & Treatment
Our child & adolescent psychiatrists and psychologists work together to evaluate and provide ongoing treatment for disorders along the autistic spectrum.
Comprehensive care for your child is available at Marshall Health through medication management, individual therapy, family therapy, psycho-educational testing and group therapy to enhance appropriate and social behaviors.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often appears during the first three years of life and can affect a child’s nervous system, growth and development. Each child may have a slightly different set of symptoms. Below are some of the most common symptoms of ASD.
- Has problems making eye contact with others
- Has problems making friends or interacting with other children
- Does not communicate well with others
- Starts speaking at a later age than other children or doesn’t speak at all
- When the child is able to speak, doesn’t use speech in social settings
- Repeats words or phrases (echolalia) or repeats parts of dialogue from TV or movies
- Does repeated movements, such as rocking or flapping fingers or hands
- May be too sensitive or less sensitive to certain things around him or her, such as lights, sounds, touch or taste
- Has rituals
- Needs routines
Multidisciplinary Autism Assessment Clinic
Marshall Health partners with the West Virginia Autism Training Center at Marshall University to provide comprehensive autism evaluation services. Call 304-696-2332 for more information or to schedule an appointment.