Early Intervention is Powerful

Children are incredibly resilient. They learn and adjust and adapt. In fact, research has continually shown that this ability is significantly heightened in younger children, including children with disabilities. 

Common Early Signs of Autism

The behavior therapists and behavior analysts at Sandcastle Centers are passionate about making change happen for your child and your family. We are a valuable resource for families. The first step in our process is to complete an evaluation of your child. Once this is complete, we review the results of the assessment with you. The assessment outlines the specific intervention services we will provide and the individualized program that will address your child’s specific needs in the following areas:

Behavior

  • Repetitive movements (i.e. hand flapping, spinning, rocking)
  • Self-injurious behaviors
  • Aggressive behaviors
  • Doesn’t point at objects to show interest by 14 months
  • Echolalia (repeating words and phrases)
  • Use few or no gestures
  • Doesn’t meet speech and language milestones

Communication

Communication

  • Doesn’t point at objects to show interest by 14 months
  • Echolalia (repeating words and phrases)
  • Use few or no gestures
  • Doesn’t meet speech and language milestones

Self Care

  • Not potty trained
  • Doesn’t complete age appropriate tasks such as brushing teeth or showering/bathing independently

Feeding

  • Picky eater
  • Tastes, textures, and colors affect willingness to try new foods

It is essential to be aware & observant of the developmental stages so that you will know what your child should be doing at each age.

Read about your child's behavioral & speech patterns throughout various age milestones on our Milestones page.

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Milestones

Track your child's progress through developmental milestones.

Early Intervention

We help your child learn positive behavioral changes at every age.

What is ABA?

Learn more about the most researched treatment for autism.