Research and experience inform our therapeutic approach.

Brisbane Early Stages (B.E.ST.) Autism Therapy

Holistic Autism Therapy

A holistic approach means that we focus on the whole child to understand why they are struggling. Our multidisciplinary team works in collaboration with your child’s educators to share strategies. We support your child to feel calm, confident, and capable when participating in family life, education and in the community.

Parent coaching

Parents learn to understand their child so they can advocate for them and Parent coaching (parent mediated intervention) has been found to be more effective for autistic children than therapy where the therapist only works directly with the child.

“Active caregiver involvement in intervention was reported to have a similar, and at times greater, intervention effect on child outcomes than those delivered by clinicians or educators alone.”

Interventions for children with autism: A synthesis of research evidence. Autism CRC. Page 14.

Support for parents and siblings

We recognize the family’s expertise in understanding the unique profile of their child. We also acknowledge the stress that an autism diagnosis can bring and assist families to navigate through the maze of early intervention options. Our focus on achievable, functional outcomes means that we can empower families to learn the skills they need and continue using these skills long after therapy has ceased.

Naturalistic therapy (we don’t have a clinic)

We know that children with autism learn best in their natural setting, during everyday activities. This is because children with autism have difficulty transferring or generalizing new learning from one context to another.
All learning is done in an environment where the child feels comfortable. We come to you so your child has the opportunity to practice the skills in the most naturalistic setting.
You will not need to find extra time to complete homework. Instead, we teach you how to implement strategies and why these strategies work! You will practice during everyday activities such as mealtimes, getting dressed, going in the car and during chores such as putting on the washing.