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Types of Therapy

ASD impacts multiple domains of development – different therapists provide different perspectives for analysis and treatment. At Blue Stars Therapy we utilize a transdisciplinary team of occupational therapists, speech pathologists, and applied behavior analysts to provide comprehensive, holistic treatment.  Each therapist at Blue Stars Therapy is not only trained in their respective discipline, but also takes a holistic approach to therapy with your child. Three common types of therapy for ASD are:


Occupational Therapy (OT)

Occupational therapy (OT) treatment focuses on helping people be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives. OT can help kids with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment. Occupational therapy will address the psychological, social, and environmental factors that affect a child's behavior and development.

Learn more about Occupational Therapy (OT).

Speech Language Pathology (SLP) ​

Speech language therapy helps children learn how to talk, gesture, socially communicate and follow directions. Speech Language Pathology (SLP) is a field of expertise regarding the science of speech and language. It falls under the communication sciences and disorders discipline. SLP can help kids express intent, listen and communicate verbally which can reduce a child's frustration.

Learn more about Speech-Language Pathology (SLP).

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the practice of using research-based methods to improve social behaviors in a significant way. ABA focuses on the measurable and observable behaviors that are meaningful to your child, your family, and to the community. The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is a naturalistic form of ABA and capitalizes on learning opportunities in the child's natural environment (ex: routines). 

Learn more about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Learn more about the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM).

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