The Pathways Parent Training Program was developed specifically to teach parents to address the unique needs of their toddler with autism. Our early autism intervention program is based on the most current research on intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum disorders. We use an approach that promotes communication and social engagement; helping these children become active participants in the world.
To see symptoms of autism visit the Autism Speaks website.
Click this link to see more information the the Little Lives ECI Pathways Early Autism Intervention.
Here is more information on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Pediatric speech therapy treats communication challenges, both expressive and receptive, that cause children to have difficulty with verbal communication. Speech therapy also treats oral motor concerns, such as chewing and swallowing, as well as articulation, auditory processing and social skills.
For more information about Speech, Language and Feeding Therapy visit the American Speech and Hearing Assoiciation website here.
Physical Therapy is all about helping kids gain strength so that they can explore and interact with the world. For the babies this starts with rolling and lifting their heads up, reaching for toys, and sitting up. As kids get older we continue to help them stand, walk, jump, and play as much as they are able. A lot of times the therapy looks like playtime, but it is designed to help strengthen or stretch certain muscle groups, work on balance, and manage pain.
Developmental delay describes a young child who is not achieving new skills within the expected age range.
Disability is a physical, sensory, intellectual or behavioral impairment which affects development.
To find out if your child is meeting their developmental milestones, go to the CDC Milestones web page.
For more resources for you child, visit the Parent Companion website.