Autism Spectrum Condition / Disorder (ASC / ASD)


A condition commonly stigmatised and feared, but is full of strengths and abilities…

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), as it is known in countries such as the UK, is a neurodevelopmental condition which some children, teens and adults are identified to experience.

Symptoms / Features of ASD / ASC

You may read the common features of autistic individuals here. This article has been carefully screened and selected as it accurately describes what current research evidence and practical observations of autistic individuals experience.

Therapy or Treatments

Here are some of the common therapies offered for autistic individuals:

  1. Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA Therapy) which may include some or all of the components listed below:

  • Discrete Trial Training

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

  • Verbal Behaviour

  • Scripting

  • Modelling

  • Antecedent, Behaviour, Consequence

  • Functional Behaviour Assessment (FBA)

  • Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)

  • Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT)

  1. Relationship Development Intervention (RDI)

  2. Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®)

  3. Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS)

What approach does Insights Psychology Services provide?

Amy is trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) through the Beck’s Institute, and completed 4-day basic training on Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) developed by Dr Ross Greene.

Ms Ng uses both of these approaches with autistic children and teenagers. The CPS approach have been used to assist individuals in many settings including schools, clinics, hospitals and prison settings. It does not rely on Rewards and Punishments commonly used in ABA approach.