They say the greatest lessons we learn in life start at home. That’s why the team at Alee Behavioral has worked hard to develop our Home-based Therapeutic Services for children with autism and related disorders.

 

Home Based Therapeutic Services

 

Like with other interventive therapies, such as speech therapy and occupational therapy, these strategies are designed to provide your child with the structure and support they need to reach their full potential – with a smile on their face.

 

What happens during a home-based therapy session?

 

During a home-based therapy session, a member of our team will work closely with your child and family, providing support and therapeutic guidance. Children will develop new coping mechanisms, social skills, and confidence – though the exact nature of the support provided will vary on their unique needs.

 

For example, we may work with your child to help them develop better coping mechanisms when they feel overwhelmed, stressed or anxious. This is particularly pertinent when you consider that “autistic children and teenagers can experience anxiety more intensely and more often than other children.

 

Coping strategies can also reduce the frequency or severity of autistic meltdowns, which are described by Ambitious About Autism as an example of our body’s fight response or “a reaction to a highly distressing situation or environment.” Your child’s therapist can work closely with them to find better ways to handle their stress and anxiety, so they do not have to experience this kind of scenario again.

 

Your therapist can also help your child develop better social skills and social awareness – which helps make them feel more comfortable and confident in their daily lives. For example, enhanced communication skills may enable them to speak more openly about their feelings while also allowing them to forge better relationships with their family or peers.

 

As children with autism and related disorders tend to thrive when given a routine to follow, your therapist can also help you put together the perfect routine for your child. This will provide them with a sense of structure and support every single day. They’ll also suggest ways to gradually alter this structure to help your child become more resilient to and accepting of change.

 

Finally, home-based therapeutic services can also benefit the entire family by giving parents and siblings a chance to better understand their family members with autism. They’ll also be more aware of the steps they can follow to promote their ongoing development.

 

What are the benefits of home-based therapeutic services for autism?

 

There are many benefits associated with this kind of therapeutic service. Firstly, they can make your child’s day-to-day life more manageable, which can heighten both their confidence and sense of independence.

 

Furthemore, studies have found “being relaxed in a familiar environment makes it easier to connect and build rapport with the client and their immediate support network, thus, maximising the benefits from therapy session.

 

If you’d like to find out more, please do not hesitate to get in touch today. We’d be happy to discuss HBTS, or our other services in more detail.

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