Treating Kids with Autism
The Center for LifeSkills is a leading clinic for the treatment of children with Autism.
We focus not only on traditional Speech and OT goals, but also life skills such as teeth brushing, handling seasonal clothing transitions (tolerating a coat/hat, etc.), handling haircuts, new shoes, etc.
The Center for LifeSkills applies the Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-based (DIR®/Floortime™) Model in the treatment of Autism. This is a framework that helps clinicians, parents and educators conduct a comprehensive assessment and develop an intervention program tailored to the unique challenges and strengths of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental challenges.
The objectives of the DIR®/Floortime™ Model are to build healthy foundations for social, emotional, and intellectual capacities rather than focusing on skills and isolated behaviors.
The Whole Family
We have expertise in helping the whole family deal with rigid behaviors related to eating and food choices, activity transitions, and playing with others, etc. See the Mealtime Matters section for more information on rigidity with food.
Parents and families need a place where they can share their frustrations and successes. In our office, we want to know how life is at home and can always suggest ways to help and make the most minute tasks easier.