At Reach High, our focus is to decrease the communication barriers your child may have and in turn create the foundation necessary for meaningful relationships. Our staff are trained to utilize many different modes of communication such as voice output devices, sign language, PECS, and others.
Activities for Daily Living
Reach High has a core focus on basic tasks of everyday life such as eating, personal hygiene, overall home skills, and safety in the community. These can also include prevocational and vocational skills training.
The ability to develop appropriate social skills is necessary for success. Your child will be connected with peers of similar age and functionality to work on communicating thoughts, ideas, and feelings. Our groups also participate in activities that help build strong connections with peers.
Developing safe and functional leisure activities is also an important part of improving interpersonal skills. In our engagement activities we teach the principles of sharing and taking turns, as it relates to their peer groups. We also offer early play skill development for our younger kids.
Positive social relationships that facilitate interactions and communication with others occurs through structured and incidental teaching opportunities. Your child will learn how to think about others and develop and awareness of who they are through fun and interactive small groups both at our facility and in the community.
Mastery of most motor skills will ensure greater independence. Both fine and gross motor skills are addressed in ways that allow your child an opportunity to practice in functional and useful ways while developing lifelong skills.
Techniques commonly used to improve ones response to anxiety-provoking experiences. Utilizing relaxation exercises that position the child to experience calm as they are presented with progressively challenging experiences such as doctor appointments and other commonly distressing events.
Coping with challenging behavior related to Autism can be very frustrating for both the child and their family. Whether the behavior stems from a new setting or an inability to cope with unpredictable situations, we can help your child learn skills to manage this behavior.
In addition to frequent progress meetings and home consultations, your family will play an important role in the treatment of your child through family trainings and at home clinical observations, as well as school consultation and collaboration. We also have a service to accommodate a Parent’s Night Out, to give you a night off.