Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) choose the best techniques for helping children with the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) learn the skills they need to integrate within their family and the greater community. Creating personalized plans that match their ability levels, our approach incorporates school readiness, social, communication and self-help skills. Being one of the only therapy centers located inside a Montessori setting, we can help your child with integration into the classroom.
What Services are Available for ASD Students?
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy (coming soon)
What to expect with Speech Therapy
Our Speech Therapist addresses speech, language, social, play, and cognitive skills as well as help children who have feeding and swallowing challenges.
Our speech therapy will begin with an assessment to identify the type of communication disorder and the best way to treat it.
Speech therapy might include:
- interacting through talking and playing, and using books, pictures other objects as part of language intervention to help stimulate language development
- modeling correct sounds and syllables for a child during age-appropriate play to teach the child how to make certain sounds
- providing strategies and homework for the child and parent on how to do speech therapy at home
What Occupational Therapy targets
Our Occupational Therapist works with you and your child to provide individualized treatment plans that best meet your child’s evolving needs. The treatment plan might include skills like Self-Care, Feeding, Visual Motor, Fine Motor, Social, and Interacting with Peers. The plan is designed for the child to become school ready and to succeed in life.
The main difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy is that OT focuses on improving the child’s ability to perform activities of daily living and PT focuses on improving a child’s ability to perform movement of their body.
Further, we encourage active participation of the whole family unit, allowing all members to acquire the skills they need to achieve a more harmonious dynamic. This, in turn, will help the family unit integrate into the larger community on various social outings where anxiety for autistic children can be daunting.