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Staff Spotlight: Michael Quan

Michael Quan is in July's Therapeutic Pathways' Staff Spotlight

This month we’re proud to introduce Michael Quan, a Clinical Assistant at the East Bay Kendall Center. A passionate seven-year veteran of Therapeutic Pathways, Michael has dedicated himself to improving lives since he was hired as a Behavior Technician in 2014. Michael quickly ascended the ranks at Therapeutic Pathways, excelling as a BT, then as

Animals: Activities and Ideas Families Can Try at Home

A child focuses on art activities with a model dinosaur

A wealth of research demonstrates the many benefits animals can provide for individuals with autism. In addition to providing companionship, comfort, and affection, animals can help fight loneliness, depression, and anxiety. Many animals can also help promote positive behaviors and social interactions in children with autism. Animals can serve as wonderful companions to help people

Staff Spotlight: Adrianna Durrell

This month, we’re turning the spotlight on Adrianna Durrell, a Registered Behavior Technician at Therapeutic Pathways. Adrianna graduated from California State University, Chico in 2019, where she earned a B.S. in Psychology with a focus on Developmental and Child Psychology. Adrianna joined the Therapeutic Pathways team a little under two years ago. As a Registered

Virtual Meetings: Handling Differences

aba at home

As we were forced to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic and the realities of social distancing and working from home, our day-to-day lives were disrupted in too many ways to count. However, many of us made the best of it.  At Therapeutic Pathways, we understand that this change was not easy and, as always, want

Memorial Day Activities for Children With Autism

memorial day craft for children with autism

For many students, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer vacation. The weather is warm, flowers are blooming, and children can play free from the stress related to school. Just like neurotypical children, children with autism love the fun and excitement surrounding national holidays. We’ve put together a few ideas for activities that you and

Autism and Tantrums: Behavioral Strategies for Parents

Boy with autism has tantrum

Expecting parents flinch at the idea of a temper tantrum, new parents stumble through ways to deal with them, and experienced parents know a few ways to get their child to quiet down. Here’s the reality: every child will throw a tantrum at some point, whether they have an autism diagnosis or not. But for

Bedtime Routines for Children With Autism and Sleep Problems

Boy with autism struggles with bedtime

Bedtime should be a peaceful time, but any parent can tell you that that’s not always the case, especially for children with autism. Researchers don’t know exactly why autism causes sleeping problems, but it is certainly pervasive. Recent estimates claim that four out of five children with autism have one or more chronic sleep problems,

Improving the Quality of Life in People With Behavior Disorders

behavior disorder impact on quality of life

Plenty of people with autism enjoy a high quality of life, but many others do not. It’s important to remember that autism exists on a spectrum, so the freedoms and capabilities present in one individual may not be present in another.  The industry has lots more to learn about people with autism who are struggling

Why Children with Autism Need Routines at Home

boy in yellow shirt plays in developing game pointing at calendar during ABA sitting at the table

Humans thrive on routine. All people, regardless of age, lifestyle, or background, benefit from having an established schedule in their lives. Routines are particularly helpful for children with autism due to their repetitive patterns of behavior, activities, and hobbies. The adherence to an established routine can be a powerful tool in bringing stability and comfort

1. How old is your child or dependent?

2. What are your goals for your child?

3. Has your child been given a formal diagnosis of autism?

4. What types of behavior is your child demonstrating?





Please select a value.

Readiness

Your answers indicate that your child may be best treated in the Readiness program. This individualized, evidence-based program teaches young children skills they need to accelerate their learning and gain independence. Using imitation and naturalistic learning techniques, your child will develop useful skills in the areas of speech and language, cognition, and self-awareness. A program for children ages 0-3. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Foundations

Your answers indicate that your child may be best treated in the Foundations program. This program gives preschool and school-age children the structure to achieve important social, emotional, and intellectual milestones, helping them test within their peers’ range. With 25+ hours of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy per week, your child will develop social skills and better self-awareness for school and home. A program for children ages 4-7. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Breakthroughs

Your answers indicate that your child may be best treated in the Breakthroughs program. Specifically designed for children who have limited hours due to school schedules, this program removes life barriers by developing communication, social, and self-help skills. We teach your child to engage in appropriate behaviors, helping them interact with peers and develop relationships. A program for children ages 8-11.

Interactions

Your answers indicate that your child may be best treated in the Interactions program. Through guided social skills groups twice a week, this program helps improve social functioning in children ages 5 to 16. Parent or caregiver participation is crucial to this program; our certified staff provides training for successful participation.

Independence

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited for the Independence program. Geared toward older children, this program includes more in-depth skills that will help your child function independently. Taught skills include functional communication, self-management, and financial literacy. A program for individuals ages 12-25. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Your Child My Be Suited to Multiple Programs

Independence

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited for the Independence program. Geared toward older children, this program includes more in-depth skills that will help your child function independently. Taught skills include functional communication, self-management, and financial literacy. A program for individuals ages 12-25. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Strategies

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited for the Strategies program. The most age-encompassing of our programs, the goal of Strategies is to reduce challenging behaviors and issues with aggression. These behaviors interfere with independence and community participation, so we work to mitigate those challenges and encourage safe, appropriate behavior for individuals of any age. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Strategies

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited for the Strategies program. The most age-encompassing of our programs, the goal of Strategies is to reduce challenging behaviors and issues with aggression. These behaviors interfere with independence and community participation, so we work to mitigate those challenges and encourage safe, appropriate behavior for individuals of any age. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Breakthroughs and/or Interactions

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited to the Breakthroughs or Interactions programs. These programs treat similar symptoms, so Therapeutic Pathways will need to meet with you and your child before we can place them within the appropriate program.

Specifically designed for children who have limited hours due to school schedules, Breakthroughs removes life barriers by developing communication, social, and self-help skills. We teach your child to engage in appropriate behaviors, helping them interact with peers and develop relationships.

Through guided social skills groups twice a week, Interactions helps improve social functioning in children. Parent or caregiver participation is crucial to this program; our certified staff provides training for successful participation.

*This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Your Child My Be Suited to Multiple Programs

Breakthroughs and/or Interactions

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited to the Breakthroughs or Interactions programs. These programs treat similar symptoms, so Therapeutic Pathways will need to meet with you and your child before we can place them within the appropriate program.

Specifically designed for children who have limited hours due to school schedules, Breakthroughs removes life barriers by developing communication, social, and self-help skills. We teach your child to engage in appropriate behaviors, helping them interact with peers and develop relationships.

Through guided social skills groups twice a week, Interactions helps improve social functioning in children. Parent or caregiver participation is crucial to this program; our certified staff provides training for successful participation.

*This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Strategies

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited for the Strategies program. The most age-encompassing of our programs, the goal of Strategies is to reduce challenging behaviors and issues with aggression. These behaviors interfere with independence and community participation, so we work to mitigate those challenges and encourage safe, appropriate behavior for individuals of any age. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.