Article provided by: Alter Behavioral Health – Mental Health Treatment Center
Autism treatment benefits children when it focuses on addressing children’s unique challenges and adapting to life at home and school. Alter Behavioral Health consists of trained professionals with many years of experience in providing autism therapy for children. We work with children in various age groups, including kids a young as 12 months olds. Our treatment focuses on providing care to children with repetitive behaviors, fixations on specific activities, and difficulty communicating and establishing social interactions. Alter Behavioral Health treatment program begins during childhood and continues into adulthood.
We provide specialized care for children, adolescents, and adults. Some of our services include:
- Diagnostic assessment
- Cognitive and behavioral therapy
- Social skills training
- Education consultation and transition planning
- Behavior assessment
As part of our specialized care, we can link children with service offered in other care facilities, including:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
ASD Consultation and Evaluation
When you bring your child for autism treatment, we will provide ASD consultation and evaluation to determine your child’s unique challenges. The results of the evaluation determine the autism spectrum therapies for your child.
Some of our autism treatment options include pivotal response treatment and cognitive behavioral therapy. The former is designed to improve patients’ language, behavior, and social skills. On the other hand, cognitive behavioral therapy treats children and adults with complex ASD challenges, including anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and obsessive-compulsive behavior. We provide medical interventions for these challenges.
Alter Behavioral Health also offers group therapy through our specialized social learning program to help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) learn social skills, handle friendly interactions, and manage anxiety. We also guide parents on handling ASD.
Family and Community Education
At Alter Behavioral Health, we provide a wide range of programs to educate parents and the community about ASD. In addition, we provide stress management and mindfulness training for parents of children with ASD.
This training is designed to offer parents of children with autism to use mindfulness exercises to manage stress. In addition, Alter Behavioral Health offers service navigation programs to educate families about individualized training programs, school placement, and transition planning for children with ASD.
Our ASD specialists are available to parents, learning institutions, and workshops on many issues about ASD and associated challenges. Our outreach programs covers topics such as behavior management, anxiety and ASD, and autism research.
We also offer professional training and consultation to schools and organizations. Some of the areas we cover include school observations, curriculum development, and ASD program designs. We provide many resources to parents, teachers, and community members on ASD.
Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied behavior analysis or ABA is the most current standard of care for people with ASD. This therapy aims to promote socially acceptable behavior and minimize socially isolating behavior. Orange County ABA therapy is designed to help people with ASD reach their potential. This treatment measures patients’ success to enable caregivers and staff to implement each child’s treatment plan.
Give your child the best autism in Orange County. Please contact Alter Behavioral Health to receive treatment in a world-class residential mental health facility in California.