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Autism is like any other condition: the sooner a person is diagnosed, the sooner they can begin treatment and take steps toward improvement. 

If your infant or toddler has begun showing signs of autism, it’s important to intervene. Research shows the earlier your child receives treatment, the greater the likelihood that they’ll catch up to peers, learn critical social and emotional skills, and surpass any barrier to future independence.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is at the very center of treatment, but we integrate the best from the field of speech and language pathology. It is in every child’s early intervention autism California program, every day, in every interaction.

Where We Offer This Program

Therapeutic Pathways is proud to offer our Readiness program at six centers across northern California. Whether your family lives in Modesto, Elk Grove, East Bay, Sacramento, Folsom, or Tracy, you can enroll your child in a program at a center that’s easily accessible and close to home.

“Treatment before 3 years of age may have greater impact than those begun after 5.”

Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Treatment for Autism in Toddlers

Symptom recognition is the first step in treatment. Signs of autism are typically present by a child’s second birthday, and research shows that one-third of parents express concern before their child turns one.

If your toddler displays the following signs, consider speaking with a child psychologist or psychiatrist. They’ll provide clarity and help you find supportive autism therapy for under-3-year-olds.

  • Refusing to meet your eyes, focusing instead on your mouth or hands
  • Difficulty copying (imitating) your or other childrens’ reactions
  • Seems overly focused on non-social stimuli, such as a whirring fan
  • Seems aloof or extremely shy, not meeting others’ eyes and keeping to themselves
  • Prefers structure and routine and exhibits strong anxiety if the routine is disturbed

This is not a comprehensive list of possible symptoms. If you’re concerned or wondering “How to help my child with autism?”, reach out to a physician or a representative at Therapeutic Pathways. 

Once your toddler receives an autism diagnosis, we’ll provide fun, child-centered developmental therapy for toddlers in our Readiness program.

This program encourages attention, imitation, and engagement. We want our Readiness children to start to learn the power of communication and the joy of interacting with others while receiving treatment for autism in toddlers. Each treatment for each child is individualized, and research shows the earlier you start intensive ABA therapy, the more likely your child will catch up by age six. Receive treatment for mild autism in toddlers at one of our Kendall Centers

Speech Therapy for Autistic Toddlers

Parents often arrive at Therapeutic Pathways concerned that their toddler hasn’t begun speaking. Whether or not the child has already received a formal diagnosis, speech therapy for autistic toddlers is a common concern among families seeking our care.

Therapeutic Pathways is here to help, utilizing the latest research-based findings in speech and language pathology to develop customized treatment plans. 

Parents come to us worried, wanting to know how to help their toddler with autism speak. To that end, we have licensed SLPs and certified SLPAs on staff to teach children the art of communication, helping toddlers develop the skills they need to express and support themselves. 

Treatment for ASD in Babies

Just like any other infant, babies with autism want to play, feel comforted, and discover the world around them. ASD is a developmental disability, not a disease, and there is nothing “wrong” with children who have autism; their brains just work a little differently. 

Many babies show signs of autism before their first birthday. If you’re concerned with the delays your child has started to show, take action and consider treatment.

This is the time to be proactive – parents who embrace treatment for autism in babies are giving their children the greatest opportunity to progress and learn the skills that can help make their lives enjoyable and fulfilling.

These are just some of the skills that we help develop in children ages 0-3:

  • Socialization (learned through imitation, observational learning)
  • Language and communication (learned through joint attention, imitation, and symbolization)
  • Self-awareness (learned through emotional and self-regulation)
  • Self-help (learned through seeking information)
  • Cognition (learned through appropriate toy play, predicting others’ behavior, emotional and behavioral regulation)

Our Readiness program can help your child communicate and actually enjoy interacting with others. Treatment of ASD in infants is effective and provides limitless opportunities for children to develop and grow.

“Treatment before 3 years of age may have greater impact than those begun after 5.”

Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics

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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.