What is ASD?
ASD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects communication, social interaction, and behaviour. As it is a spectrum disorder, symptoms can vary widely regarding severity and presentation. Symptoms include difficulty with social communication, repetitive behaviours, or routines, hyper or hyposensitivity to sensory input and difficulty with change.
How can Portobello Behavioural Health help?
Therapy provides support and strategies to manage symptoms, improve communication and enhance individual social skills. Therapy can address and offer guidance for co-occurring mental health conditions whilst encouraging individuals to develop a positive self-image and self-esteem. Through coaching we can help provide individualised support and guidance to develop practical approaches for managing symptoms, improving executive functioning such as time management and enhancing social skills. Coaches can work with individuals to identify their goals and develop effective time management and organisational skills. Coaches will develop a companionship with their clients and assist them with actioning the change they require, this can be through practical goal-based work with a coach alongside them, helping the client to engage in the new behaviour throughout their journey.