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FAQs

FAQs 2 January 2021
The prevalence of autism has risen steadily since researchers started tracking the condition in 2000. Some people refer to the steady increase in cases as an “autism epidemic.” The condition seems to be more widespread, affecting more families every year. However, experts believe that no more children develop autism today than they did 50 years ago. Instead, they say the increase in cases is due to changes in diagnostic criteria and heightened awareness of the condition. At Therapeutic
FAQs 2 January 2021
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects brain development, impacting how children perceive the world and interact with others. Although there is much more to learn, researchers have made great strides in identifying and normalizing various symptoms.  As you research, keep this in mind: symptoms of autism in children present differently in everyone, and your child’s symptoms may be more or less severe than other children their age. Avoid comparing your child’s symptoms to another child’s
FAQs 2 January 2021
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is one of the most recommended therapies used to assist children with autism adjust behaviors and acquire new skills that help them flourish in their natural environment.  Experts point to its strong evidence base for effectiveness. For example- the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) note that "ABA has become widely accepted among healthcare professionals and used in many schools and treatment clinics." They also observe that ABA encourag
FAQs 22 December 2020
Autism is a developmental disorder with many different symptoms and characteristics, so there’s no concrete answer to the question, “What does autism look like?” Every child is different, and the common  symptoms of autism spectrum disorder may present differently. That being said, certain behavior patterns are typical among children with autism. These include social and restrictive behavior, speech and language, and sensory problems. If your child is experiencing these symptoms, have
FAQs 22 December 2020
In the United States, 1 in 54 children are diagnosed with autism. Caregivers everywhere must prepare themselves using solid sources of information especially with autism aggression appears.  One topic of great importance is autism aggression. For a child with autism, expressing anger, frustration, or anxiety can manifest in a very different way than their peers. Sometimes their behavior may seem quirky or different, but many times, these feelings can result in aggression towards other childr
FAQs 27 October 2020
The simple answer to this question is yes, a person with autism spectrum disorder can live independently as an adult. However, not all individuals achieve the same level of independence. The focus of intervention services is to help the individual achieve their highest possible level of independence, and that won’t look the same for everyone. Because ASD is variable (symptoms are different in each person), treatment plans should be individualized and focused on each person’s passions, int
FAQs 6 October 2020
There is no known cause of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), so there is no way of determining the specific cause of your child's autism. In fact, the generally accepted view is that there is no one specific cause of ASD. Rather, there’s a combination of factors that can increase a child's risk. Genetics and environment are two factors considered to affect the likelihood of a child developing ASD. Genetics may play a strong role, with the risk of a child having a pervasive developmental disor
FAQs 6 October 2020
Autism is a very prevalent disorder found in children and adults. According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 2.2% of all U.S. adults aged 18 and over have a condition related to the autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  A separate study indicated that ASD is nearly just as common in children aged eight and under. The study concluded that 1 in 54 children (or 1.85%) have diagnosable ASD. Knowing this information, parents should be aware tha
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?





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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.