Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an intensive, structured teaching program. Lessons to be taught are broken down to their simplest elements. Children are presented with a stimulus through repeated trials. Positive reinforcement is used to reward correct responses and behaviors, and incorrect responses are ignored.
Defeat Autism Now (DAN!) is a network of physicians, researchers and scientists who endorse alternative treatment approaches for autism spectrum disorders.
Floor time Therapy is designed to strengthen individuals’ cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development. Emphasis is placed on facilitating two-way communication, expressing feelings, and developing logical thought. It is designed to help a child elaborate and expand on interactions with others through gestures, words, and pretend play.
Music Therapy is the process by which music is used as the therapeutic stimulus to achieve non-musical treatment goals. For children on the autism spectrum, music therapists utilize music as an educational related service to promote learning and skill acquisition.
Naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability. Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) teach their patients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and cutting edge natural therapies to enhance their bodies’ ability to ward off and combat disease. Naturopathic physicians craft comprehensive treatment plans that blend the best of modern medical science and traditional natural medical approaches to not only treat disease, but to also restore health.
Occupational therapy is based on engagement in meaningful activities of daily life, especially to enable or encourage participation in such activities in spite of impairments or limitations in physical or mental functions.
Speech therapy is designed to help regain and increase ones ability to communicate verbally. Therapists use exercises and audio-visual aids that develop new speech habits