Autistic children face multiple challenges that children who are not on the spectrum don’t have to deal with. Such challenges include not only problems with communicating and socializing but also eating problems, behavioral challenges, and sensory issues. For this reason, they need 360-degree, holistic care and treatment that enables them to make progress on all fronts, so they can live happy, fulfilled, productive lives.
Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers are known for their multifaceted approach to therapy and care for autistic children. Each new child who comes to the center is given comprehensive testing and assessment to accurately determine where they are on the spectrum and how to best help them. Once a child has been assessed, the center will create an applied behavioral therapy (ABA) plan and begin providing one-on-one therapy sessions. This form of therapy has been rigorously tested by the scientific community, and it can help autistic children improve social, focus, and memory skills. In select centers, Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers also offers fun and educational occupational therapy sessions designed to help autistic children improve sensory processing, coordination, perceptual, and motor skills.
Speech and language therapy is designed to pinpoint the most effective way an autistic child can communicate with parents, friends, and teachers, and then help children learn how to express themselves in a way that can be easily understood by those around them. This not only empowers autistic children to build relationships but also reduces meltdowns as parents can better understand and meet their child’s unique needs. Additionally, Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers offer feeding and swallowing therapy in select centers, so autistic children can enjoy the many benefits of a healthy diet. Sadly, it’s not easy for many children on the spectrum to eat properly as they battle with mechanical and/or sensory processing issues, but with professional help, it is possible to identify the best ways to prepare food for any given child and find ways to help children try new foods.
While Hopebridge offers cutting-edge care and treatment options for kids, autistic children aren’t the only ones who benefit. All centers also provide training and support for parents to empower them to better understand and care for their children. Appointment times are flexible to make it as easy as possible for parents to get the help they need, when they need it. What’s more, Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers offer personalized counsel and advice to meet the needs of each family and each autistic child.
Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers have earned rave reviews from parents who note that the quality of care and treatment is very high and that the certified therapists offer unbeatable support for children and parents alike. Hopebridge’s 360 Care model, coupled with comprehensive testing and assessment, makes it possible for centers to provide children on the spectrum with the personalized, professional care they need to make progress. While each autistic child’s journey is different and some make progress faster than others, parents of autistic children at Hopebridge can rest assured their young ones are being cared for by trained, dedicated professionals who are doing everything in their power to help children maximize their strengths and overcome their weak areas.