Specialized Services

Read below for more information regarding AutPlay, EMDR and Parent Facilitation

 

AUTPLAY THERAPY

People with Autism Spectrum Disorder process the world in a unique and intricate way. AutPlay is a behavioral and play therapy treatment approach for children and adolescents (ages 3-18) with Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental disabilities, and neurodevelopmental disabilities. AutPlay helps children to develop new skills in a fun and engaging way through the use of play. AutPlay addresses increasing knowledge and skill improvement in the areas of social skills, relationship development, and emotional regulation. As each child is thoroughly assessed, a treatment plan is designed to include specific interventions to improve skills and parent concerns.

 

Contact Courtney Smith or Amber Lubinsky to discuss your questions regarding AutPlay so we can determine what might be best for your child.

EMDR

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy is shown by research to effectively transform how traumatic and adverse experiences affect your current functioning.  EMDR uses standardized protocols and your brain’s innate abilities to reprocess material and change the influence of these experiences. EMDR can effectively reduce emotional distress, relieve uncomfortable physical symptoms and transform negative beliefs so you can get past stuck points and engage in life in a more resilient and successful way. Ask your therapist about how EMDR might benefit you. For additional information and research visit EMDR international Association (www.emdria.org) or EMDR Institute, Inc. (www.emdr.com).

 

Contact Jessica Callahan, Beth ColesKelley Doss or Doreen Simonian to discuss your questions regarding EMDR therapy and to schedule an appointment.  EMDR therapy for children and adolescents is offered by Beth Coles.  

PARENT FACILTATION

Here is a link that explains Parent Facilitation through Texas Family Code. This link also states the requirements that a person needs in order to be a Parent Facilitator.

 

Benefits of Parent Facilitation…

  • Third party to help parents stay on topic

  • Focusing on relationships with the child/children

  • Allowing parents to share their needs to move forward in a healthy manner

  • Developing goals and agreements in session

  • Identifying tools that will help with conflict

Contact Katie Sanders to discuss your questions regarding Parent Facilitation services.