My insurance doesn't cover play therapy, but do you think talk therapy can/will help with the anger, meltdowns, defiance, etc that we've been experiencing? I made an appointment with one who specializes in kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), I am just curious to see how much this will realy help. I don't mean to sound skeptical but I can't talk to him with-out him shutting down. I'm curious to see if she can. What types of therapy do you recommend for this? ABA is not covered by insurance and ridiculously expensive (one place wanted to do 20 hrs a week @ $100 an hour! LOL!). I've heard good things about CBT....I don't care what kind of therapy he's in, I just want it to hlep. Any thoughts?