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We serve individuals with behavior, social/emotional, and learning challenges from infancy through adulthood.
At Sutton Psychology Services, our highly educated and experienced team is dedicated to using current best practices for assessing and treating children and adults struggling with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, anxiety, depression, challenging behaviors, and difficulties at school or work. It is our mission to provide families living in the Tampa Bay area with expert, developmentally-based behavioral care that is individualized, collaborative, and creates meaningful change.
Today is World Autism Awareness Day. Individuals around the world are wearing blue in hopes of raising awareness, acceptance, and inclusion of people with ASD. Check out the “Sit Up for Autism Challenge” . The challenge asks people to do 11 sit-ups in recognition of...read more
I work with many adults who struggle with the sensory and social demands of the workplace. This New York Times article provides a very interesting window into a business where the majority of workers have autism. While I am not aware of any such company in the Tampa...read more
It is that time of the year when families begin touring college campuses, exploring options for post secondary education. While a traditional four-year college may be an excellent fit for many individuals with ASD, others might require additional supports as they make...read more
Early this year Autism Speaks named the top studies in advances in autism intervention, biology, genetics, epidemiology, and early symptom development. Autism Speaks is one of the leading organizations dedicated to serving individuals with autism spectrum disorders...read more
Haley Moss was age 3 when she was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. She was non-verbal and her parents were told she would likely have trouble with everyday activities as an adult. Ms. Moss later became a fierce advocate for others with autism. By age 15 she...read more
Where do I start? What are the red flags? When should I have my child evaluated? These questions are just the beginning and what follows can be challenging to say the least. First, not every social difficulty or communication issue is a sign of autism. Early...read more
Adolescence can be a period of very high stress for individuals with ASD and their families. In an attempt to better help support these families, I recently attended a university-based training on a newly developed, research-backed family intervention program. The...read more
This is the most commonly asked question posed to me by families with children recently diagnosed with ASD. Indeed, the landscape of treatment options can be overwhelming (e.g., Verbal Behavior, Pivotal Response Training (PRT), Discrete Trial, Floor Time, Reciprocal...read more