My Kid Therapy Center was founded to help guide children with autism and related disorders throughout their lives as they grow. Our plan is to create a bridge between our children, the families, and the integration to the community by helping the child to function in a society that was not made to meet their needs; which can be addressed by the consistency of our services to the child and family. We offer children a place to feel welcome where they can receive integrated intervention to enhance proper developmental skills and unleash the child's full potential. Our program uses ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis), Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy. Every child's therapy will be personalized and developed by our BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) therapist, and implemented by professional and trained staff. We will also support and help the child and the family throughout the rollercoaster suffered after autism is diagnosed in a child. All of this in the same center, helping you have an easier day.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Autism are both general terms for a group of complex brain development. These disorders are characterized in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication ,and repetitive behaviors. Previously, they were recognized as distinct sub-types, including autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), and Asperger syndrome. Autism is four times more likely to affect boys than girls, and is found in all racial, ethnic, and social groups. There is no known single cause for autism, although the best available science points to important genetic components.
Autism Spectrum Disorders are characterized by significant impairments in social interaction and communication skills, as well as by the presence of extremely challenging behaviors. Such behaviors include repetitive motor behaviors (hand flapping, body rocking), insistence on sameness, resistance to change, and in some cases, aggression or even self-injury. Many individuals with an autism spectrum disorder have significant cognitive impairments, although some have typical or even above average IQs. 30-50% of people with autism also have seizures.
One of the most important steps in the ABA Intervention will be your child's ability to take home the skills mastered in a controlled environmental setting (one on one therapy) and to successfully apply them in their daily life and community. In order to achieve this results, it is important that the family members are involved and committed to the same treatment goals. The majority of parents seeking the help of My Kid Therapy Center have a child diagnosed with autism, these parents may need help with issues such as:
• Understanding what the autism diagnosis means
• Understanding that autism does not mean a lost future • Adapting to the life after autism is diagnosed • Dealing with matters as: Mealtimes, sleep, discipline, etc • Learning how to bully-proof your child • Help your child develop social skills • Creating a successful future that may be different but realistic • Recognize the power that their child possesses • Finding the best and most appropiate services • And more issues
It is important for parents to understand autism and help their child throughout every phase, as proper parent training will result in the benefit of the child.