'Good Day Live' on the Importance of Early Intervention for Children with Autism
February 13, 2019
February 13, 2019
As a parent, it can be difficult to pinpoint when your child will speak his or her first words, enjoy those first foods, make friends, potty train or tackle other milestones. While each individual works at his or her own pace, what should you do if you have concerns with your child’s development? How do you know if your kid will eventually reach them on his or her own or may need intervention?
To help families stay proactive in this area of child development, Hopebridge Founder and Chief Clinical Officer Kim Strunk caught up with WTWO News ‘Good Day Live‘ (GDL) in Terre Haute, Ind. They discussed the importance of early identification of autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays, as well as the steps parents can take if they notice anything they believe might be a red flag.
In addition to the advantages of seeking a diagnosis, Kim shares the benefits of center-based therapy options that include Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA therapy) and how they can properly prepare kids with autism for success in school when introduced at a young age.
To see the programs Kim and WTWO’s Hazelmarie discuss in action, ‘Good Day Live’ has also followed one child with autism and his family on their journey over the past year. Three-year-old Homer and his parents have experienced incredible progress in communication skills and learning goals with help from therapy.
If Kim’s conversation or Homer’s story bring up any questions about your own child’s development or behaviors, we urge you to ease your mind by arranging a diagnostic assessment sooner than later. There is no harm in finding out the answer to your ‘what if’? questions and the results can open up the opportunities available to your family.
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