At Opya, we understand that there is no cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all approach to aba therapy and treating children diagnosed with autism. With this in mind, we offer a broad array of autism therapy services tailored to meet your child’s specific needs.
Our early intervention autism therapy services focus on making a noticeable difference in your child’s life. From speech and occupational therapy to developing your child’s communication and function, our aba therapy services address specific problem behaviors. In addition, we offer family support services to help you and your loved ones better understand and support your child’s needs.
Whether you are a parent seeking support for your child diagnosed with autism or a healthcare provider who would like to refer a child in your care to us, we can help. The specific therapeutic approaches we offer:
- Applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy
- Speech therapy (ST)
- Occupational therapy (OT)
- Feeding therapy (FT)
The goal of our autism treatment programs is to make a difference in your child’s life by teaching communication, social, and life skills, as well as developing the behaviors your child will need to be successful in their young lives. We offer parent/caregiver training and family support services to help you and other caregivers in the home better understand and support your child’s condition.
Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy (ABA)
ABA is a scientific approach to understanding behavior and learning. ABA therapy is based on the premise that all behavior has a purpose or consequence and that desired behaviors can be taught through positive reinforcement. ABA therapy has been shown to be a particularly effective treatment for autism, helping children develop new skills and reduce problem behaviors. ABA therapy is particularly effective when treatment begins before the age of six.
Opya is proud to be a premier provider of ABA therapy services for children ages 18 months up to 6 years old diagnosed with autism. Our team of highly experienced and certified ABA therapists will work with you and your child to help them develop new skills and reduce problem behaviors.
Speech Therapy (ST)
Speech therapy is a type of therapy that helps children with communication issues improve their speech and language skills. Speech therapy can also help improve your child’s ability to understand and express emotions. As a result, our speech therapists work with children to improve their communication skills. Still, because these things are so intertwined, we also work on emotional regulation and developing social skills as a part of the aba therapy process.
Some of the benefits of speech therapy for children diagnosed with autism include the following:
- Speech therapy can help your child diagnosed with autism improve their communication skills
- Speech therapy can help improve your child’s social skills
- Speech therapy can help improve your child’s emotional regulation
The degree to which speech therapy will play a role in your child’s treatment will depend upon their individual needs.
Occupational Therapy (OT)
Autism is a developmental disorder that affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. It can also cause problems with sensory processing, making it difficult for a person with autism to process information from the world around them.
Because of these difficulties, children diagnosed with autism may have problems participating in activities of daily living, such as dressing themselves, eating, or playing. Occupational therapy can help improve your child’s ability to participate in these activities by teaching them skills such as how to dress themselves, use utensils, and play with toys.
In addition, occupational therapy can also help reduce problem behaviors associated with autism. By teaching children coping and problem-solving skills, our occupational therapists can help to reduce meltdowns, tantrums, and self-injurious behaviors.
Occupational therapy can play an essential role in your child’s overall autism treatment program. It can help them develop the skills they need to participate in activities of daily living and reduce problem behaviors.
Feeding Therapy (FT)
Feeding problems are common in children diagnosed with autism. These concerns can manifest in several ways, including:
- Difficulty eating certain textures or flavors of food
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing
- Picky eating
- Refusal to eat
Feeding therapy can help children diagnosed with autism develop the skills they need to eat a variety of foods and improve their overall nutrition. We work with children to help them overcome aversion to certain textures and flavors of food and learn how to chew and swallow properly.
Our Multidisciplinary Approach
Because every child diagnosed with autism is different, therapists must employ treatment solutions that consider the child’s unique circumstances. At Opya, we pride ourselves on our multidisciplinary approach to autism therapy. We draw on the expertise of various professionals, including occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and board certified behavior analysts, to develop effective ABA therapy solutions.
This comprehensive approach allows us to develop targeted and individualized treatment plans for each child in our care. Our goal is to help your child reach their full potential and lead a happy, healthy, fulfilling life.
Learn More About Our In-Home Autism Treatment Programs Today
Ongoing research is constantly providing new insight into autism, and Opya is committed to staying at the forefront of this ever-changing field. Our autism therapy services in Northern California (Sacramento, Central Valley, San Francisco Bay Area) and Southern California (Orange County) are designed to make a real difference in your child’s life. Contact us today at (888) 300-6792 to learn more about how we can help your child reach their full potential.