Services for Adolescents
Our targeted and focused services are offered to adolescents who are in school but require additional support for a limited number of key functional skills or problem behaviors. These are tailored to the individual needs of the adolescent and family. We accept most major health insurances.
Adolescents in our Focused Program receive services that target a limited number of key functional skills, such as:
- Increasing communication
- Reducing problem behavior
- Increasing learning to learn and social skills
- Addressing deficits in activities of daily living
- Social skills (i.e., leisure, communication, community participation)
Often, these learners require between 4 and 25 service hours a week. Services can be provided in the home, community, our center, or the adolescent’s school, depending upon need.
Our Targeted Program aims to help adolescents improve one specific skill over an intensive, short period of time. Examples of these skills include:
- Severe problem behavior (average time is 6 months)
- Social skills group (12-week sessions with 1 meeting a week)
- Personal hygiene (average time is 1 – 2 weeks)
- Nutrition support (average time is 3 – 12 weeks)
These services can be provided in the home, community, or our center depending upon need.
Speech and Occupational Therapy Programs
Our Speech and Occupational Therapy (OT) Programs partner with our other services to ensure the best outcomes for our clients. These services are provided in our center or our Springtime school, depending upon need, and aim to help clients develop through the meaningful use of speech and daily activities. Potential accepts most major health insurances.
Services we offer include:
- Articulation (producing sounds)
- Alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) including speech generating devices such as an iPad, use of sign language, and PECS® (Picture Exchange Communication System)
- Expressive and receptive language (using and understanding language)
- Pragmatic language (social skills)
- Swallowing disorders
- Voice and fluency disorders
- Self-care skills such as feeding, dressing, grooming, and hygiene
- Hand strengthening and fine motor coordination skills required for activities such as cutting with scissors, coloring, writing, buttoning, and using feeding utensils
- Visual motor and handwriting skills
- Body awareness and coordination