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My approach is informed by a combination of scientific research including developmental and attachment research, autism research, early intervention research, and parent-child psychotherapy research. I strongly believe that early identification and early intervention are the key to making the biggest difference in a child's development.  Below is a list of the following services provided in my practice:

1)  Autism Diagnosis:  Standardized research-based autism assessment using "Gold Standard" tools and best-practice guidelines; Identifying both a diagnosis and areas of strength and challenges for targeted interventions; Providing a detailed report with specific recommendations for treatment.  Ages: Toddlers to Adulthood.

2) Autism Treatment: (Only through Southwest Human Development for children under 6 years old).  I am a DIR/Floortime Certified Provider, (and also use principles from the Early Start Denver Model).  In May 2016 - I also attended a 2-day intensive training on The P.L.A.Y. Project - An evidenced-based autism early intervention program - based on the same principles of DIR/Floortime.  Ages:  Toddlers t0 5 years. 

3) Contracts and consultation:  Providing contract services to organizations and agencies that provide early intervention, mental health and integrated care of young children; also provide consultation, training and supervision of staff and interns interested in gaining experience and training in autism diagnosis, developmental/relationship-based evidence-based treatment for autism spectrum disorder, and early childhood mental health.