Beaumont Children's offers individualized autism spectrum disorder treatment programs in a variety of areas for treating children. Whether your child needs speech and language pathology, occupational or physical therapy, social work, psycho-therapy or tutoring we have a program to meet your needs.
Individual Speech and Language Treatment Sessions
Specialized speech-language pathologists provide a diagnostic evaluation and an individualized treatment program focused upon helping each child achieve their maximum communicative and social potential. Parent observation and education continue throughout the treatment program and an individualized home program is designed to enhance the child's progress outside of the clinical environment.
Lil' Sprouts Parent Education Group Program
This autism spectrum disorder treatment program teaches parents how to begin to stimulate play, speech and language within the home environment. Speech-language pathologists demonstrate effective interactive play strategies and offer parents an opportunity to practice their new learning while interacting with their children during the Lil Sprouts training sessions.
The P.L.A.Y. Project Program
This autism spectrum disorder treatment program provides training and support for individual families of children with autism from eighteen months to six years of age. Trained P.L.A.Y. project clinicians present parents with techniques that are effective and useful in day-to-day speech and language interactions with children who have a diagnosis of PDD and ASD.
Pediatric Autism Learning System for Pragmatic and Language Stimulation (PALS for PALS)
This learning system is an early intervention group and individual autism spectrum disorder treatment program for preschoolers that is critical to making significant changes in communication for children with regulatory disorders involving attention, language learning and behavior problems.
RE/MAX Communication Station Preschool Program
This program, funded by RE/MAX, and a proud sponsor of Children's Miracle Network, is designed to meet the needs of children who are primarily language impaired between the ages of three and six years. The classroom is team-taught by a speech-language pathologist and a certified early intervention special education teacher.
Pragmatic Enrichment Group Program (PEP)
This program is specifically designed to teach and encourage social interactive skills while providing exciting language-enhancing activities for children with a PDD or ASD diagnosis between the ages of five to fourteen years.
Hands-On Parent Education (HOPE) Center
The HOPE Center offers state-of-the-art, evidence-based behavioral therapy services for children and families. All services are managed by board-certified behavior analysts.
Individual Occupational Therapy Sessions
Occupational therapists help a child with range of motion, strength, fine motor skills (including handwriting), sensor motor skills, eating skills and self care skills (like feeding and dressing). The goal of occupational therapy is to help a child with functional limitations become as independent at home, community and school as possible. Some examples of autism spectrum disorder treatment approaches that may be utilized by an occupational therapist working with an Autistic child include sensory integration, interactive metronome and therapeutic listening.
Individual Physical Therapy Sessions
Physical therapists help a child improve range of motion, strength, flexibility, balance and gross motor skills. Physical therapists help with skills for mobility (walking, stairs, running, jumping) and age appropriate play for home, community and school. The goal of physical therapy for the Autistic child is to facilitate mobility and gross motor coordination using play and sensory-based activities.
Social Work/Case Management Services
A social worker coordinates services with other members of the therapy team, as well as your family. Beaumont's services include assistance with and coordination of insurance issues, resources and referral information. The social worker can also provide individual and family short-term counseling related to adjustment and coping issues.
Our licensed clinical social worker is a hearing loss specialist who provides mental health services to children and adults who have hearing loss. Our clinical social worker is fluent in American sign language and is culturally sensitive to using the communication methods our patients prefer.
Our team of dedicated tutors works one-on-one with children who have a variety of learning challenges, including autism spectrum disorder. Scholarships are available as funds allow.
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychological Counseling Services
Our team of psychologists address a wide variety of clinical concerns, and work closely with our assessment team. We also offer specialized behavioral therapeutic services that include:
- behavioral consultation - our behavior analysts are all limited-licensed psychologists and board-certified behavior analysts, specializing in a variety of childhood concerns,
including therapeutic programs for young children with autism, feeding disorders,
toileting problems, behavior management and parent training, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social skills training. Our behavior analysts also work closely with families and schools regarding special education planning and staff training.
- toilet learning clinic - this 7-hour, intensive clinic is conducted by one of our behavior analysts and teaches children how to initiate to the toilet. Follow-up services are also available, as well as less-intensive toilet training offered through behavioral consultation.
- intensive center-based therapy - our CARE program offers early intensive behavioral intervention for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Our skilled behavioral therapists work one-on-one with children for 15 hours a week. Parents are actively involved in treatment through bi-weekly consultation meetings. CARE staff also work collaboratively with local school districts to provide staff training and consultation.