In an effort to improve communication, daily living skills and educational outcomes for both children and adults with autism, developmental disabilities, emotional & behavioral challenges, Prader-Willi and others we serve, we use evidence-based treatment practices. From assistive technologies to clinical support, our nationally recognized clinical staff and teachers provide a range of related services to help our clients reach their goals. These include:
Occupational Therapy (OT): a person-centered therapy aimed at developing, recovering or maintaining the daily life and work skills of clients with a physical, mental or developmental condition. OT interventions focus on adapting the environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill and educating the individual/family/caretaker. The ultimate purpose of OT intervention is to increase or maintain participation in and performance of daily activities, particularly those most meaningful; to the client, in the home, school, work or community environment.
Physical Therapy (PT): therapy focused on the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention.
Psychological and Psychiatric Support: a form of support aimed at increasing a client’s sense of his/her own well-being. Psychologists / Psychiatrists employ a range of techniques based on relationship building, dialogue, communication, behavior change and in some cases medication that are designed to improve the mental health and quality of life of the client.
Speech and language therapy (ST): therapy provided to clients that includes the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders for children and adults. Therapy targets skills in sound production (speech), both receptive and expressive language, voice, fluency, and social skills. Our speech therapy department also works with clients who are non-verbal to develop alternative and augmentative communication or AAC. This could be sign language, picture based systems, or dynamic display voice output devices.
Assistive Technology: researches, evaluates and provides clients with specialized devices, software and applications that help them move beyond their communications and physical limitations, in order to give them greater independence.
The health of each person is a primary concern at Woods Services. Twenty-four hour medical care is available from our in-house physicians, nurses and medically trained staff. Our services also include a dental clinic and eye doctor. The Alexis Lee Davenport Medical Clinic and the Mikey Faulkner Dental Clinic are two of Woods’ Services state-of-the-art facilities. Hospitals and clinics in the local community supplement these services, as do consulting specialists affiliated with universities and children’s hospitals. In addition, a nutritionist regulates and ensures nutritionally balanced diets based upon federal nutrition guidelines, religious / cultural restrictions and any dietary needs, such as dysphagia.