Craft a custom plan of care
We don’t treat a diagnosis. We treat your child. Finding out whether your child has autism is imperative in guiding our direction for therapy services, but simply knowing does not overcome his or her struggles.
Autism has so many different faces. Each kid has unique challenges and abilities. We take this into consideration and teach across a spectrum, from low-functioning to high-functioning autism. We aim to embrace everyone under the ASD diagnosis, which is now also inclusive of what was previously known as Asperger’s Syndrome. At Hopebridge, each child has his or her own team of talented, passionate professionals with a commitment to create a plan of care tailored for each individual.
Individuals with ASD often have needs that will benefit from ABA, speech, feeding and occupational therapy. As as a result, we typically conduct ABA, speech and OT evaluations* to discover targeted areas for intervention. The comprehensive behavioral and skills assessments ensure goals are selected based on your child’s chronological age and developmental needs. Whether that be potty-training in the short term or setting him or her up for preschool in the long term, we use these results to develop a plan to get there.
With multiple coordinated therapies and natural environmental possibilities under one roof, our team collaborates to develop the most effective mix within a Hopebridge Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP) for each family. Frequency and duration of therapy is determined based on the results of the evaluation, but we follow the guidelines of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, which recommend 20 to 40 hours of ABA per week to provide the best possible chance of success and independence.