Building Skills for School
The School Readiness Program at Journey Therapy Center provides a unique behavioral experience that focuses on building language and social skills while fostering the pivotal skills needed to be successful in a school environment. Transitioning into a group setting can be difficult for many children, especially those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Our learning environments are catered to the needs of each child, and include specific preparations for entering a school or social setting. This program allows children to practice those skills in a safe and enjoyable way. By learning to focus in a group environment and attending for a longer period of time, kids can get accustomed to the unique experience of going from the clinic to school.
School Readiness at Journey Therapy Center
The importance of developing key school readiness skills cannot be overstated. Through Early Intervention and further ABA therapy, children can develop all of the tools needed to succeed in a school environment. These skills include participating in group activities, following instructions, paying attention, awareness of personal space, learning in a distracting environment, and more.
It's important to note the difference between 1-on-1 care and preparation for a group environment. Many children experience troubles acclimating to typical school settings, so we introduce additional opportunities to foster the use of their language in a social context. Journey Therapy Center also works collaboratively with school personnel, when possible, to create a customized therapeutic experience that will bridge the gap from clinic to school.
Is Your Child School Ready?
Journey Therapy Center offers our school readiness program, along with multiple other forms of ABA therapy to children in the greater Lapeer, MI area. Contact us today to learn more or inquire about our ABA therapy programs.
For All ABA Programs:
A child receiving ABA services must be enrolled for no fewer than 12 hours a week. An exception is made for children that have previously received services and are decreasing their hours.