BY YOUR SIDE – Autism Therapy Services is dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals/families on the autism spectrum. We understand that autism is a complex disorder, and effective treatment requires a comprehensive approach specifically designed to meet the needs of the individual, as well as the family.
Our multidisciplinary program includes ABA, occupational, and speech-language therapies, along with family services. Our dedicated team has expertise in the four hallmark characteristics of autism: communication, social interactions, maladaptive behaviors, and sensory. We also offer our comprehensive approach in a variety of settings – in-center, in-home, and in the community.
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.
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.
Little Learners/School Readiness
Little Learners is a school readiness program designed to prepare students for an all day school setting, or complement half day programs. This may also supplement for school for children ages 3-7. Each child has an individual therapist to help naturally prompt the child through routines while attending to a group instructor. Some activities within this group include playtime, calendar, songs, adaptive stories, gross motor activities, and crafts.