Applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy is a research-based method that uses positive reinforcement to increase desired behaviors and reduce behaviors that are inhibiting their quality of life. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst will create an individualized treatment plan that is designed specifically for your child’s needs through assessment and collaboration with parents. The treatment program will be carried out by a highly qualified behavior technician who will create a fun interactive environment to foster multiple opportunities to practice acquisition skills.
Creating relationships is an important part in your child’s life. We want your child to be able to make meaningful connections at school, home and out in the community. Here at Sandstone, we offer instructions in a social skills group that provides a fun interactive experience while helping them learn new skills and cultivating new friendships.
ACT is an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy where you meet with the BCBA one-on-one. This type of therapy looks to use traditional Applied Behavior Analysis techniques to help individuals with internal struggles (depression, anxiety, stress, etc.). Most ACT sessions typically involve meeting with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and discussing the internal conflicts a client is experiencing and helping them disconnect or “defuse” themselves from the thoughts that are causing them emotional distress. Where ACT Behavior Support differs from traditional talk therapy is in its focus on “committed action.”
We recognize that parenting a child who experiences Autism Spectrum Disorder can present unique challenges and opportunities. We are also aware that many parents, neighbors, and community members may not fully understand, or know, how to provide support. Finding connection and support is crucial to mental, emotional, and systemic health. At Sandstone, we have created a therapeutic space where parents meet with trained group leaders to share, receive support, connect, and promote self-care.
A range of physical and mental-health conditions frequently accompany autism. At Sandstone Autism Services, we want to ensure that you or your loved one receive holistic care and access to a variety of resources. Our licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and mental health counselors are expertly skilled in treating conditions such as depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and others. Our counselors conduct therapy that empowers you to overcome emotional challenges and achieve your goals. For more information on psychotherapy and available counselors, please use this link: www.sandstonepsychology.org
Autism is a developmental disorder that changes the way a person interacts with the world and the people around them. Each person on the spectrum has different strengths and abilities that makes them unique, but with this diagnosis, individuals often face academic, occupational, and social challenges that can lead to isolation and a lack of opportunity.
Our psychiatric evaluations are tailored to help you gain understanding into any emotional problems you or your loved one are experiencing. We’re skilled at diagnosing psychological conditions such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, developmental disorders, amongst others. We also include a personalized feedback session following testing so that we can review diagnoses and provide you with specific recommendations to help you improve.
An autism diagnostic evaluation is a comprehensive assessment that looks at various domains of development including speech and language, cognition, social skills, play skills, and more. These evaluations give key information regarding development, emotional functioning, strengths, and areas for growth. In addition, we hope clients find therapeutic benefits from these evaluations, including greater self-esteem and confidence in the actionable steps that lay ahead.