Autism spectrum disorder treatment in NYC

Autism spectrum disorder treatment in NYC

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Autism Spectrum Disorder and Its Treatment

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that impacts social interactions, and communication and is often marked by repetitive or restrictive behaviors. Individuals with ASD exhibit a wide range of symptoms and severity, thus reflecting the term “spectrum” in the diagnosis. People of all ethnicities, ages, and genders can be affected by ASD, but it is typically identified in early childhood.

Treatment for ASD is as diverse as the spectrum itself. It is highly personalized to address each individual’s unique needs, strengths, and challenges. Treatment typically involves a multidisciplinary approach combining behavioral therapies, social skills training, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and in some instances, medication.

In some cases, medication may be recommended to manage co-occurring conditions, such as anxiety, ADHD, or depression. Each treatment strategy is designed to boost the individual’s social communication abilities, manage any problematic behaviors, and foster independence.

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Associated Issues and Difficulties

For those living with ASD, social communication can be a substantial hurdle. They may find it difficult to interpret verbal and non-verbal cues, understand social norms, or perceive the perspectives of others. These difficulties can lead to feelings of frustration, social isolation, and anxiety, significantly impacting an individual’s emotional wellbeing.
Additionally, many individuals with ASD prefer structure and predictability, making them more sensitive to changes in their environment or routine. This hypersensitivity can result in high levels of stress and potentially disruptive behaviors when confronted with unforeseen changes.

Moreover, co-occurring mental health conditions are common in individuals with ASD. Conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorders, and depression frequently accompany ASD, adding to the overall complexity of the condition.These multifaceted challenges can greatly influence various aspects of an individual’s life. Work performance may be affected due to difficulties with focus, organization, or social interaction. Relationships may be strained as family members, friends, and partners strive to understand and support the individual’s needs. Daily functioning and self-care can also become challenging, particularly in individuals with more severe forms of ASD.

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What to Expect During Autism Spectrum Disorder Treatment

Initial stages of treatment typically involve an extensive evaluation to understand the individual’s specific challenges, strengths, and developmental milestones. This assessment guides the development of a customized treatment plan that best meets the person’s needs.

The therapeutic approach to ASD usually includes a combination of methods, such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and social skills training. ABA is a key component, employing positive reinforcement strategies to encourage desired behaviors while decreasing unwanted ones. This method has been proven to effectively improve communication, social relationships, and academic performance.
Depending on the individual’s needs, medication may also be a part of the treatment plan, especially for managing any co-occurring conditions like ADHD, anxiety, or depression.

Overall, the goal of these combined therapies is to manage ASD symptoms, boost social interactions, and foster independence. As therapy progresses, individuals with ASD can experience significant improvements in their quality of life and overall functionality.

Testimonials

Todd MorrisseyTodd Morrissey
14:47 18 Sep 23
Natalie was engaging, fair, friendly and reasonable. My further appointments with her have been similarly positive and hassle free. Hoping for years of continued positive experiences and treatment.
Todd MorrisseyTodd Morrissey
14:47 18 Sep 23
Natalie was engaging, fair, friendly and reasonable. My further appointments with her have been similarly positive and hassle free. Hoping for years of continued positive experiences and treatment.
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03:24 13 Sep 23
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jeremiahbabygirljeremiahbabygirl
00:53 13 Sep 23
Dr. Varma is an amazingly intelligent, probing, and compassionate doctor. I highly recommend both she and the practice.
jeremiahbabygirljeremiahbabygirl
00:53 13 Sep 23
Dr. Varma is an amazingly intelligent, probing, and compassionate doctor. I highly recommend both she and the practice.
rayme torresrayme torres
00:10 09 Sep 23
Very professional. Very comfortable meeting.
rayme torresrayme torres
00:10 09 Sep 23
Very professional. Very comfortable meeting.
Diamond AlcinaDiamond Alcina
13:21 06 Sep 23
I was recommended by a friend who said this place has helped her a lot. I was hesitant because of my experience with previous psychiatrists. But Janice is great. She really pays attention to my concerns, and I have been feeling such a sense of well being since having serviced with her. She is also extremely consistent. Sometimes our session lasts about 20 minutes or less because I hardly have any concerns regarding my medications. I appreciate her ability to really prescribe things that help long term. She also prescribed sleeping meds for my insomnia and I been sleeping earlier and better. I don’t wake up tired of weak. Thank you Janice 🙂
Monique LeMonique Le
13:25 02 Sep 23
Been a patient here since early this year so this review is long overdue! Staff here has always been courteous and attentive. Natalie really listens and addresses any questions I have. Additionally she’s quick, efficient and on time for our monthly appts so I feel everyone is considerate of my time. I’m very well taken care of and feel so lucky to have landed here.
Karen LewisKaren Lewis
01:36 22 Aug 23
Dr. V. Rudoy is a wonderful doctor. Very professional and attentive. I have been seeing him for psychiatric care for a number of years and highly recommend him and this office in general. I’ve seen other psychiatric professionals who work with Dr. Rudoy here on occasion and they are all very competent and warm-hearted.
Albert GindiAlbert Gindi
02:26 15 Dec 22
I have seen many many psychiatrists and Dr. Natalie Rimar is really as good as they come in this field. She is very well versed in the medical field and she gives you the time and attention every patient deserves as opposed to just going to any psychiatrist them giving just 5 minutes of their time and saying ok will RX you XYZ medication I sent it to your pharmacy goodbye. Dr. Rimar actually cares about her clients and takes her profession very seriously. Thank you Again!
Nerys ManceboNerys Mancebo
01:05 26 Nov 22
Been a patient for a few years now, and I’m very happy with the service provided by both the staff and nurses and the Doctor.I’m so glad to be able to be seen when I need it.Thank you so much for taking care of me with empathy and understanding.🙏😇💕
Barbara HaberBarbara Haber
00:33 21 Oct 22
I met with Mary Parker, a nurse practioner. She was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. After asking questions about my history, she discussed different treatment possibilities. I was happy with the session and look forward to meeting with her again on a regular basis
CGPeb MCGPeb M
13:51 15 Oct 22
My first visit with Dr. Rudoy was better than expected. He was thorough and heard my concerns. I look forward to a positive doctor/patient relationship. I highly recommend the practice.
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Choosing Good Health for Autism Spectrum Disorder Treatment 

Good Health prides itself on delivering empathetic, personalized care to individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our team of dedicated ASD specialists brings together a wealth of experience and knowledge, ensuring that each individual receives the most suitable, comprehensive care.

We approach treatment holistically, merging time-tested therapeutic techniques with cutting-edge research to provide the most effective treatment plans. These plans aim to improve social communication, manage challenging behaviors, and promote independence. Our individualized approach recognizes the unique potential within each person, encouraging them to reach their fullest capabilities.

Beyond individual treatment, we extend our services to families, providing invaluable support as they navigate the multifaceted challenges of ASD. We believe in equipping families with knowledge and resources, promoting understanding, and fostering supportive home environments. When you choose Good Health, you’re choosing a pathway that celebrates diversity and works tirelessly towards enhancing the quality of life for individuals with ASD.

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