Tracy Kendall Center
Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have a difficult time interacting and communicating with others, they tend to engage in repetitive behaviors, and sometimes their interests are restricted. Below are some examples of symptoms of ASD (not all people with ASD will show all the signs, but many patients show a few).
- Tend not to listen.
- Eye contact is limited.
- Having difficultly holding an ongoing conversation.
- Often talk at length about their favorite topic, without noticing that others are not interested.
- Facial features often do not match what is being said.
- Monotone voice.
- Inability to understand someone else’s point of view.
What we do
The mission of the Tracy Kendall Center is to improve the lives of patients and their families that are affected by autism. This is achieved through research and state-of-the art applied behavior analysis (ABA). The treatment is based on proven scientific evidence, and an individualized treatment plan enables each of our clients to reach their goals, as quickly as possible, and make positive changes in their lives.
We find out what motivates each patient, and use that motivation to reach goals. We teach that interactions with others are positive. Additionally, areas of specific needs are addressed and the client’s strengths are increased. We work toward treatment gains, and always prepare for the next stage of development. We also know that, there is no one size fits all treatment; therefore, treatment is individualized. For instance, some people need to start at a lower intensity level, while others could start at a higher level.
Range of Programs
Autism deeply impacts the client, as well as all family members; therefore, our treatment focuses on the client, but also touches parents and caregivers. Our treatment plans include the family, at all levels.
All of our programs focus on teaching children, teenagers, and adults the skills needed to navigate in the social world.
Intervention is a program designed for school-age children, and it involves 10 to 20 hours of intervention work, each week. Specific goals are focused on increased independence, and successful integration in their community. The focused intervention program and social skills groups are geared more towards teenagers and adults.
We Do What Works
As of yet, science does not have all the answers, in relation to the causes and treatment of ASD, but it has been a great help in identifying proven treatment, that is used at the Kendall Centers. There are several treatment techniques identified by the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) that have shown positive results, on a consistent basis. Children and adults have benefited from this approach, by achieving independent functioning.
Autism is often referred to as a “spectrum” disorder, due to the wide variety of types and the level of symptoms that individual’s experience. Autism affects all economic, racial, and ethnic groups. Although autism can be a lifelong disorder, proper treatment can improve a person’s ability to function at a higher level. For more information, please contact the Tracy Kendall Center, located at: 510 Whispering Wind Drive, Tracy, CA, by calling 209-832-7756.
Compassionate team members are available to answer all your questions, so call us today.
Therapeutic Pathways The Kendall Centers
510 Whispering Wind Dr #110
Tracy, CA 95377
We also have an office in Dublin