About The Reason For HOPE
The Reason For HOPE believes that all children are special and can reach their fullest potential with therapeutic support and lots of HOPE! We proudly provide therapeutic services to children diagnosed with but not limited to:
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Social Communication Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Behavior Disorders
- Language Delays or Language Disorders
- Fine Motor Disorders
- Learning Disorders
We understand that some children may have struggles but may not be diagnosed with a specific disorder, while others may even be diagnosed with multiple disorders. Our services are catered to meet the specific needs of each child.
What is Autism?
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurological disorder. Children who have ASD may display mild to severe impairments in their language development, limited social interaction, engage in obsessive or repetitive behaviors and or engage in self stimulatory behaviors.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) the prevalence of autism has been estimated to affect as many as 1 in 68 children and is five times more common in boys than in girls. Onset in delays is very early, typically around 18 months.
Our one-on-one ABA Therapy focuses on skill acquisition targets as indicated in the paragraph above in addition to problematic behaviors such as feeding struggles, aggression, tantrums, self-injurious behaviors and property destruction.
There is currently no cure for Autism; however Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) intervention is research supported to be the most effective treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders.