Dr. Wahlberg has been researching and studying Autism, Asperger's Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorders since 1995. Through his work he has developed a comprehensive theory and approach to the treatment of individuals with these disorders in a number of settings.
Dr. Wahlberg's contention is that individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) develop a neurological architecture, which creates a very distinctive "black and white" way of thinking and processing information. Because of this, individuals with autism suffer in areas such as social interactions and communication. Additionally, they tend to develop many rituals and routines. Dr. Wahlberg has developed effective intervention techniques that enable individuals to reach their highest potential.
The Prairie Clinic provides a number of services to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders [ASD), families, professionals, and school districts:
- Individual counseling
- Family counseling
- Staff training
- School programming
Interventions apply to individuals with ASD themselves as well as the families that care for them, the professionals that work with them, and the school districts that strive to provide the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) for them to learn in.