Limitations with Current Therapy
Not personalized or engaging
Each child with an ASD is unique in terms of which emotions they have trouble recognizing. Personalized therapy is crucial in order to obtain sufficient results.
Therapy can also be boring or mentally excruciating for some children, which certainly constrains its usefulness in those cases. In short, current therapy's lack of personalization and overall staleness can limit its effectiveness in many cases.
Therapy meetings occur only once or twice a week, depending on the needs of the child. Also, the therapist may not know what truly happens outside of those infrequent meetings. This is not enough time to provide adequate counseling, especially in more challenging cases.
Lifetime ASD therapy costs are between 1.4 and 2.4 million dollars per person, according to "Autismspeaks.org". Considering that there are over one million children with an ASD in the United States alone, there are at least an estimated 150 billion dollars being spent in total for the entire population with an ASD. This figure is likely to increase over time.
Families can struggle to meet the costly demands of supporting a child with an ASD.