BY YOUR SIDE – autism therapy services is a multidisciplinary provider to the Autism community with a focus in 2 key environments: In Center and In Home.
ABA is an evidence-based treatment approach of recognizing and altering environmental contingencies to improve a socially significant behavior. Our ABA program has two branches: skill-building and behavior support using a language-based approach to address both areas.
Speech-Language Therapy focuses on expanding the client’s repertoire of communication in the areas of speech production (articulation), understanding of language (receptive language), language output (expressive language) and social use of language (pragmatics).
These services are provided by a speech language pathologist or occupational therapist who has been trained in SOS feeding protocol. Feeding therapy is appropriate for individuals who have a restricted repertoire of preferred foods.
Occupational therapy focuses on teaching functional skills to individuals so they can effectively participate in activities of their daily life (home, school, work, play). Services provided by Occupational therapists with expertise in the areas of sensory integration, technical execution of writing, self regulation and autism specific modifications of environments.
Cognitive therapy is focused on addressing more complex language and problem solving skills that arise for individuals in more complex language settings. Services are provided by the BCBA and is appropriate for individuals who have completed skills within the ABLLS and VB-Mapp.
The objective of the group session is to learn to actively interact with peers to gain new information, share a common focus (both abstract and concrete) and express ideas to engage in meaningful interactions and develop relationships.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is a valuable tool to provide individuals with multiple forms of communication for expressing basic needs and engaging in social interactions. Our Speech-Language Pathologists have the expertise to work with clients and their families to identify, evaluate, and train individuals on a variety of forms of alternative communication.
Individual, sibling, and family counseling services are now available for children, teens, and adults with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder or for families of those diagnosed with autism. This service is for individual clients and family members that need help addressing specific concerns or having difficulty adjusting to life changes.