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SDCA Student Transfers From The Villa To Public School

Posted on January 4, 2021
Children with autism experience and interact with the world in unique ways. Sometimes, they display maladaptive behaviors because of communication challenges, social skills deficits, and other related issues. The Sarah Dooley Center for Autism (SDCA) specializes in supporting children with autism. We use applied behavior analysis (ABA) to target and lessen maladaptive behaviors and to improve a child’s independence. One of our students recently transferred from the Villa to his ...Read More

Speech Services For Children With Autism: 5 Strategies That Work

Posted on February 6, 2020
Speech therapy gives children with autism a voice and equips them to communicate their needs and wants to parents, caregivers, and teachers. Because of speech therapy for autism, children can experience freedom, dignity, and a decrease in challenging behaviors in the classroom and at home. Professional speech specialists use many methods and strategies during therapy sessions. Therapists first evaluate the child’s speech, development level, personal interests, and learning style. The ...Read More

Parent’s Guide To Choosing A Specialty School For Autism

Posted on January 28, 2020
Because autism is a spectrum disorder, each child has unique educational needs. While some children with autism thrive in a traditional public school, other children need the features and benefits provided by an autism private school. The right school environment is important for all children, especially one with autism. School can help children achieve their full potential, participate as fully as possible in all aspects of life, and enjoy a ...Read More