Effective Therapy Programs For Children With Autism
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More parents are seeking effective therapy programs for children with autism as medical and behavioral professionals make advances in their understanding of autism in children. Often, these unique and fascinating kids can make tremendous social strides with more specific support, structure, and specialized therapies. If you are a parent of a child on the spectrum, we know that you want the very best for your family and that you want to find a methodical, disciplined approach to the treatment of autism—a program that is built on the latest medical research in behavior management while still taking your child’s individual environment and behaviors into account.We also know that you can’t do it all, as much as you would like to. Your child leans on you for so much. Who do you lean on?
Welcome to Springbrook. A state-of-the-art behavioral health center with a well-developed program for the treatment of autism in children ages 5-21. Our therapy programs for autism rely on the latest findings and the most effective research methods, and our therapists and other staff members meet regularly to discuss your child’s specific progress, goals, and challenges.
Our program is tailored to the child with autism and goal-oriented, rather than for long-term care, and works with children across the Southeast including Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. This list is constantly expanded. We accept students at all developmental levels on the autism spectrum. We are also Tricare-approved and accept children and adolescents from many states.
Productive Treatment Of Autism Takes A Team
We believe that the best, most successful behavioral therapy programs for children with autism involve the whole family. You know your child best. We love to answer your questions, respond to your concerns, and take family members and patients on tours of our center so that you can see our amenities first-hand.
As a family member of one of our patients, you can rest assured that we will keep you updated about your child’s progress along the way. Your child’s treatment team will hold a progress meeting each week, charting and reporting any new developments. In addition, the expert Autism Program staff will hold at least one in-depth meeting every month that will include the patient as well as the patient’s parents or guardians.
Finally, our therapy programs for children with autism include a significant family therapy and education component. Families of children with autism will get to meet with specially-trained therapists who will provide information and education, designed to help you better understand, and effectively address, the behaviors of your child. Many families of former patients have told us that family education is their favorite part of our therapy programs for autism, since it goes beyond solving the current behavioral crisis and sets them up for ongoing success.
Specialized Education For Children With Autism
The Autism Program also provides an all-day, year-round school for academic instruction. Approved home-school curriculums are used to provide individualized, self-paced instruction and tutoring, with low student-to-teacher ratios. Front-line staff is trained in special education instruction and classroom techniques and assumes a teaching aid role during educational times.
The school in the Autism Program is contractually under the direction and accreditation of Einstein Academy, a non-profit private school in Greenville County with documented success in teaching and addressing the special needs of students with autism.
Specialized Programs For Autism In Children
Many of the children we work with are able to become more social, decrease anxiety, and decrease destructive behaviors through highly-tailored combinations of specialized therapy programs for autism. At Springbrook, our experienced team interacts one-on-one with your child to create a routine that produces results.
Some of our most successful therapy programs for children with autism include:
Therapy Groups For Autism
Multiple daily therapy groups utilizing visual components, on issues including communication, social skills, self-regulation, self-image, and coping skills.
Occupational & Speech Therapy
Our staff integrates individualized occupational and speech therapies throughout the day, making these programs an easy, natural part of the patient’s routine rather than a special event.
Recreational Education For Autism
We use many forms of therapeutic recreational education, pool activities, and recreation therapy programs designed to address deficits common in autism spectrum disorders.
We use positive reward-level systems which provide individualized[MB2] , immediate , and long-term positive reinforcement and incentives. Children with autism are highly visual, so we like to use reward charts where they can see their progress as often as they need to.
Storyboards For Autism
Our staff introduces new patients, outings, appointments, and unique events with detailed storyboards to decrease the anxieties produced by unfamiliar situations.
Visual Schedules For Autism
Most children with autism face overwhelming anxiety, and even panic attacks, which can contribute to an inability to vocalize their needs. Maintaining a visual schedule of activities decreases anxiety and teaches self-regulation.
Sensory Integration Therapy Programs
Children with autism become overstimulated quickly. We use biofeedback, interactive metronomes, occupational therapy for sensory modulation, and integrated listening programs, as well as other treatment methods, which are proven to help children with sensory integration and decrease the anxieties of autism.
Extracurricular Activities For Autism
We integrate frequent extracurricular activities and outings geared toward children with autism. One of our favorites is Miracle League Baseball, the only little league team specifically for children with special needs in South Carolina. The league allows our patients to practice teamwork and communication in a fun, low-stress environment. Many have never worn a baseball uniform or had the joy of running the bases, which occurs each time the players get up to bat.
Behavior Plans For Autism
We create individualized behavior plans for each of our patients, which include social, functional, personal, and behavioral goals. We assess these behavior plans hourly and connect progress to a positive level system, which provides our patients with achievable goals and immediate positive reinforcement.
Our Team of Experts
We care for each one of our patients and we strive to provide the best treatment for each. The list of services above is not exhaustive, but it does provide a good overview of the types of therapies for autism that we offer. Our devoted, experienced staff spends time with and pays attention to every patient in The Autism Program, and is willing to go above and beyond in order to have a breakthrough with your child.