Welcome to ABC Pediatrics
ABC-Pediatrics promotes dignity, self-respect, and independence for every child. These basic tenants are achieved through carefully planned and balanced interactions. The consistent and compassionate interaction between our professional staff, the child, and the family opens the door to awareness which provides the foundation for understanding and learning.
ABC-Pediatrics works hand in hand with the families so that the child is provided consistent messaging between the school therapy and home. Our goal is to provide a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere where the child learns to interact with family members, the environment, and the community.
ABA, CBT, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy and day camp services are some of the ways ABC-Pediatrics is able to offer assistance to families who long for stability in their households.
Therapy that Empowers Families and Children to Move Mountains!
We gradually show the child how to assimilate into a group of people with a common interest living in one place. And it all begins with the community within the ABC- Pediatrics.
Autism Pediatric Therapy Services
Our unique therapy promotes dignity and self-worth for the individual and it provides the ability to live a superior quality of life. We show the child and the family how to achieve the highest level of independence as an individual and within group environments. To that end, we encourage our families to participate in the day to day planning and decision-making process. In addition, we provide families external support and access to resources through the community.
Our ABC-Pediatrics therapy focuses on self-determination activities, socialization, and daily living functions. ABC-Pediatrics incorporates many typical therapy processes however we are unique in how we apply these processes. We are slow, steady and compassionate and within each facility we create an environment the child can interpret as their own community.Read More
ABA therapy, or Applied Behavior Analysis, is used to change behaviors with positive reinforcement. Over time, ABA pediatrics has become the leading therapy for autism with the goal of minimizing self-harm behaviors and growing self-help skills such as personal care. ABA therapy is a crucial aspect of autism pediatric therapy that fosters basic skills such as listening, looking, imitating skills, reading, and toileting. ABA pediatrics is recommended by the Attorney General and other medical organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Neurology and the Autism Society of America.
Occupational Therapy for Children
Many of our patients struggle with sensory integration, motor skills, and other sensory issues. In occupational therapy, children work with therapists to regulate reactions to external stimuli. As a result, children gain control of their bodies, reducing clumsiness, increasing hand-eye coordination, and reducing the anxiety that comes with new situations. Our occupational therapists work closely with children and families to create a skill set that works in therapy sessions and at home.
Therapy for Children
ABC-Pediatrics helps children work with their physical abilities to get the most out of their limitations. We work one-on-one with every child who requires physical therapy. The focus is gaining strength, mobility, gross and fine motor development, and posture. Treatment for children in pain or those suffering from an injury is also available.
Speech Therapy for Children
Establishing speech skills are vital for communication. First, ABC-Pediatrics evaluates patients to decide on what level of speech therapy is needed. Then, we shift the focus toward skills such as problem-solving, sign language, social skills and augmentative communication (such as PECs and computerized communication devices). Our therapists are also able to work on feeding skills and oral motor development.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is a powerful approach to autism therapy. CBT helps children regulate emotions, impulses, and anxieties. As a result, behavior drastically improves. Since anxiety, depression, and autism often present together, CBT helps reduce the common symptoms: meltdowns, outbursts, obsessions, and distractions. CBT also helps children regulate their emotions. ABC-Pediatrics strives to create stability in the lives of our patients. CBT is just one way we do that.
Working in the Community
At ABC-Pediatrics, we value family and community inclusion. We develop relationships with local schools, community organizations, medical professionals, hospitals, and psychologists. Navigating the world of autism services can be difficult. We help families by providing guidance, resources, support, and advocacy when needed. As your therapy team, we help you plan for your child’s future. Like our mission says, our goal is “To encourage, nurture and grow the potential within autistic children – one child, one family and one community at a time.”
ABC Day Camp
Our ABC therapy is conducted in facilities in your community. The Day Camp serves children of all ages and structured with daily activities that imitate a classroom and a community. Our facilities open and close as most schools and businesses and our curriculum revolve around breakfast, lunch, walks, rest time and motor activities. Children with an autism diagnosis will feel comfortable in this environment and will feel prepared for the next step in their ongoing transition.
Our Day Camp offers a community-based program which provides each child the opportunity to learn generalized skills, these skills can be transferable to daily situational settings and may include a classroom environment. In Day Camp, children work on a variety of skills including handwriting, social skills, self-regulation, reasoning, and flexible thinking.
We service the following areas: Trophy Club, Flower Mound, Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW), and Grapevine, TX.