Children often work on the first steps needed to build strong successful relationships during these sessions—such as turn taking, increasing flexibility, sharing space, expanding interests, engaging in conversation, developing play themes, increasing focus and attention, and following directions and routines.
Sessions focus on building strong relationships and a positive self concept — emotional regulation, increasing flexibility, identifying personal strengths, strategies for dealing with anxiety, expanding interests, engaging in conversation, developing play themes, increasing focus and attention, and following directions & routines.
Parents are encouraged to be active participants in their teen’s treatment here at Common Threads. Oftentimes teens are ready to “break away” from their parents even within therapy. When and if this happens, our clinicians work hard to bridge communication so that parents feel connected.
Our adult services at Common Threads focus mostly within the area of working with adult individuals having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), addressing their mental health needs as well as the mental health needs of the adult family members of individuals with ASD.
Find support at Common Threads as we know how difficult it is to cope with the constant and changing demands of this developmental condition. Contact us to find out when our next therapeutic and social support groups are meeting.
Our school’s focus is on the unique behavioral, communicative, emotional, sensory, and social challenges of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our program is built upon evidence-based practices as we find that these practices produce positive outcomes for each child.