The program aims to help children see more rapid improvement in communication skills and engagement. It is ideal for children who are just starting to try to communicate and interact using language. Having therapy at least three times a week helps children get used to their therapy faster and build skills more quickly.
“Coming here three times a week has given Michael a lot more structure and made him aware of what was going to be happening,” said Christine Weiland, Michael’s occupational therapist. “The intense therapy helps him focus on tasks, participate in purposeful play and just make a lot more progress than before.”
Helen says the biggest change she’s seen in Michael is his desire to communicate with others. She hopes that as he continues in the Autism Intensives program, he’ll keep gaining the skills he needs to communicate effectively.
“This has made a huge difference in Michael, it’s been life-altering for him,” said Helen. “He doesn’t want to be closed in anymore. He’s finally coming out of his box.”
ChildServe improves the health and well-being of 4,600 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special healthcare needs.