As a speech therapist, I realized years ago that applied behavior analysis and speech therapy often consist of seemingly conflicting goals
Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 26, 2015
ABA Therapy for Life proudly announces that it is now the only company in Texas offering applied behavior analysis and advanced speech therapy for autistic patients with an integration of the LINKS to Language approach. The clinic's pathology team, Speech For Life Therapy Center, has long been recognized for its LINKS to Language Approach, innovative spelling and writing program and renowned "The Hanen Centre -- It Takes Two To Talk" teaching method.
ABA Clinic director Perri Palermo comments on the challenges of providing autism services and behavior therapy, "I understand and sympathize with the parents of children with autism because I have an autistic son with severe autism spectrum disorder. As a speech therapist, I realized years ago that applied behavior analysis and speech therapy often consist of seemingly conflicting goals, so I devoted my practice to integrating these two disparate therapeutic approaches to get better results." Palermo's background and personal details foster great caring about the success and growth of each child.
Family Training, Integration and Support
Family training is a big part of the clinic’s philosophy and treatment approach. The clinic offers one-to-one therapy based on each patient's unique pattern of behavior and therapeutic needs, and family is critical to the process. Autism spectrum disorder or ASD can range from low-functioning to high-functioning patients, and how severe each child's restrictive and repetitive social and communications behavior might be determines the approach.
Treatment involves the whole family because the process is intensive and comprehensive while involving the people who interact with them daily. Family members often serve as de facto therapists for a child with autism. The clinic's approach is to involve the family at every level of treatment and foster a warm community of support for each child. Regular family meetings, consults and feedback are essential to successful treatment, and our learning center includes an array of family activities for autism therapy like art, music and fine- or gross-motor group actions.
As a Texas clinic offering multiple treatments for autism therapy and behavior therapy and management, ABA Therapy For Life is in a unique position to strengthen the home-family connection while also encouraging greater independence in autistic children. The respected LINKS program promotes student independence in natural environments like elementary, middle and high school, playgrounds, clubs and even post-secondary institutions. Benefits of the program for autism services include:
Teaching functional routines
Providing creative ideas for teachers, family members and supportive extended family
Training autistic patients for vocational routines
Offering individualized and group instruction
Encouraging greater collaboration
Fostering independence and communications in daily routines
The clinic serves the greater Houston-Texas area for families and children who show signs of autism spectrum disorder. Autism can manifest at birth, but many children develop normally for months or years before showing signs of withdrawal, restrictive or repetitive behaviors and communication or social impairments. You can reach the clinic and Perri Palermo for a consultation at the following contact numbers:
ABA Therapy For Life
3000 Weslayan Street