Helping Children + Families Live Their Best Lives
We are proud to serve your therapy needs at our Jacksonville Clinic. Our team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists and Behavior Technicians are autism therapy experts.
At HealthPRO Pediatrics, we understand that pediatric therapy is most effective when it’s centered around the family. We have two pediatric clinics in Lakeland, and we are dedicated to supporting children + families. Our team works closely with both your child and your family to help your child overcome obstacles and achieve success at home, at school, and in the community. Our multispecialty team, which includes talented Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), registered behavioral technicians (RBTs), speech-language pathologists (SLPs), and occupational therapists (OTs), is dedicated to developing individualized, evidence-based, and family-centric treatment plans to support your child. We offer a variety of pediatric therapy services, and you can expect true coordination of care between all of your child’s therapy providers.
What is ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis)?
ABA is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior.
How Does ABA Therapy Work?
ABA helps us understand behavior, learning, and how a child’s environment affects both. It aims to increase helpful behaviors and decrease behaviors that are harmful or that affect learning. Clinical oversight and supervision is provided by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a developmental disability caused by differences in the brain. People with ASD often have problems with social communication and interaction, and restricted or repetitive behaviors or interests. People with ASD may also have different ways of learning, moving, or paying attention.
Which Therapy is Right for My Child?
Autism is a complex diagnosis. Our board certified and state-licensed clinicians have extensive training in assessing the individual needs of a child. Our multidisciplinary approach helps identify what’s best for your child and family.
ABA Therapy Can Include:
• 1:1 intensive ABA individualized for all needs + abilities
• Small group instruction with peers
• Pre-K prep steeped in functional communication
• Social + functional living skills: supplementary support with life skills such as self-care, socialization, money management, job prep, household maintenance, and more)
Developing and enhancing communication techniques through verbal language, sign language, or language through assistive technology, speech therapy can help your child effectively interact with family and friends. It can also address the function of facial muscles and structures necessary for speech, feeding, and swallowing.
Our pediatric speech therapists work with children of all ages, from infants to teenagers, and can address a wide range of speech and language issues, including articulation disorders, stuttering, voice disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, and more. They use a variety of techniques and approaches to help children improve their speech and language skills, such as play-based therapy, language drills, and social communication interventions.
Speech Therapy Can Include:
• Expressive language/Receptive language
• Auditory processing disorders
• Articulation + phonological processes
• Late talkers, preschool language disorders
• Augmentative + alternative communication
• Childhood apraxia of speech + dysarthria
• Selective mutism
• Pragmatic language disabilities + social skills
• Orofacial myofunctional disorders
Occupational therapy helps children improve sensory, cognitive, physical or motor skills in addition to addressing social, psychological or environmental factors that may affect a child’s development. Occupational therapy focuses on helping children become independent with daily activities such as playing, eating, dressing, practicing handwriting, or maintaining balance.
Our highly skilled and compassionate pediatric occupational therapists work with children in a variety of activities that are designed to improve their motor skills, coordination, sensory processing, and cognitive abilities. These activities may include playing with toys and games, drawing and coloring, working on puzzles, and engaging in other creative activities.
Occupational therapy can include:
• Pre-writing skills
• Cognitive skills
• Sensory integration
• Fine motor skills (grasping a toy or pencil)
• Balance + coordination
• Assessing or adjusting equipment
• Visual motor skills
• Daily routines (bathing, dressing, brushing teeth)
• Feeding techniques
• Oral motor coordination
Get Started with Autism Therapeutic Services,
a HealthPRO Pediatrics company.
Our highly skilled, compassionate clinicians are dedicated to helping your child reach his or her highest level of independence.
To make an appointment or learn more about our services, complete our inquiry form or contact us at (910) 484-1711
Building Community Through Opportunities + Inclusion
We want everything for your child too! We understand that every child has unique needs and it is our mission to provide your child with the opportunity to learn and grow in a supportive environment. Our team of pediatric specialists have a higher calling and are dedicated to helping children become more independent with daily activities and to reach their developmental milestones, setting them up for success. We believe that success for children and families mean success for our communities as well. We are proud to serve your family at our Jacksonville Clinic.
Visit our Jacksonville Clinic
3020 Henderson Drive
Jacksonville, NC 28546
Phone: (910) 484-1711
Fax: (919) 869-1685
In response to the needs of North Carolina Families with children diagnosed with Autism, the Autism Therapeutic Services team has sought to make ABA services as affordable as possible. Due to current restrictions in insurance authorizations for ABA services, we understand that ABA treatment can be a heavy financial burden to families. While we all await the North Carolina Government to accept ABA as a mandatory service for children diagnosed with Autism for ALL insurance providers, we offer a reduced comparable rate so that you can receive the services that your child needs.