Autism treatment
for kids and adults

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disability that affects the way people communicate, process information and interact with the world.

At Neurofit, we use a number of evidence-based therapies to strengthen the brain and help people with autism to move forward.

What is autism?

Autism Spectrum Australia says, “Autism is a condition that affects how a person thinks, feels, interacts with others, and experiences their environment. It is estimated that one in 70 people are on the autism spectrum.” 

Every person has their own particular experience of autism with their own unique constellation of symptoms. The two most common ones are difficulties with social communication and repetitive behaviours

A person with autism may demonstrate: 

  • A strong focus on a specific area of interest
  • Communication challenges
    • Being too honest and direct for other people’s comfort
    • Struggling with small talk, sarcasm or jokes
    • Repeating words or phrases out of context
  • Discomfort with some aspects of social situations
  • Sensory processing difficulties
  • Noticing small details and patterns
  • Difficulties with emotional regulation. 

How does autism affect kids?

Autism can affect friendships and disrupt schooling, particularly if needs are unmet.

Many autistic children change schools multiple times (24% have changed primary school and 44% have changed high schools).

How does autism affect kids

How does autism affect adults?

Adults with autism may experience difficulties with executive function, which can make it hard to:

  • Manage time
  • Stay organised
  • Follow directions
  • Pay attention
  • Complete tasks
  • Manage emotions
  • Speak at the appropriate times
  • Sit still.

Many autistic adults also feel anxious in social situations and experience social isolation. 

As you can imagine, autism can affect studies and employment. Compared to students with other disabilities, autistic individuals are 50% less likely to gain a university degree. 

Autism treatment at Neurofit

At Neurofit, we believe that brain activity makes an active difference.

The brain is a marvellously adaptive organ. It can change and develop new neural pathways in response to the right stimulus. It works best when there’s a balance between its two sides and good communication between them.

That’s what we focus on at Neurofit Brain Centre. We use evidence-based therapies designed to stimulate the chosen area of the brain. Often, we’ll use several of these at once (co-activation) giving the brain the maximum opportunity to form new neural pathways and strengthen itself.

For adults and children with autism, we begin with a thorough assessment of your condition and discuss the ways in which it is affecting your life. Then we recommend a treatment program.

That may include: 

  • Photobiomodulation therapy using low-level lasers
    One 8-week program was found to improve social awareness, social communication, social motivation and repetitive behaviours with the study concluding that the treatment is “a safe and feasible treatment approach that has the potential to treat core features of Autism Spectrum Disorder.” 

Many of these therapies can also be helpful for children with non-verbal autism.

If you’d like to see how we can help you or your child, please contact us today.