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Ask Alli: Finding Support for Neurodivergent Children

September 22, 2023-WKYC

Parents with neurodiverse children may feel like they’re at a loss when it comes to finding the help they need especially when their kids are young. The team at Frazier Behavioral Health has an exciting announcement that will give parents the much-needed help they’ve been looking for.

Frazier Behavioral Health is very excited to be able to bring early intervention services in-clinic with their new Soar Early Intervention Program. What is early intervention exactly? Alli describes it as services that are designed for children with developmental disabilities who might not be meeting their developmental milestones. Some examples of developmental milestones are taking their first steps, waving bye-bye, reaching for a toy they want, and more. Each child is different and reaches milestones at different times, but if there is a concern that your child isn’t meeting developmental milestones you might want to consider reaching out to your pediatrician to discuss the next steps or to get an evaluation. Once the evaluation is completed and it is determined your child could use assistance that is when early intervention services come into play.

In order to qualify for Soar early intervention services your child will need an autism diagnosis. The early intervention services will be covered by insurance once the autism diagnosis is completed. On the FBH Soar team, they have Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Registered Behavior Technicians, Speech Language Pathologists, and licensed educators. Soar early intervention will be play-based intervention which may seem different to the public eye. The Soar approach is to make the child feel like they aren’t at therapy, but rather playing with a friend or family member. The therapists have a very thorough list of techniques that they are able to apply through play-based therapy so the child is not only comfortable but getting the help they need.

If you’re interested in Soar Early Intervention services please call Frazier Behavioral Health at 216-446-2944. The first step will be determining if the patient qualifies by diagnostic category and reports from your doctor. After that, an assessment will happen to determine medical necessity. If your child is a good fit the FBH team is happy to welcome patients in starting today!

To request a consultation or connect with the experts at FBH, give them a call at 216-446-2944.

You’ll find them at 5885 Landerbrook Drive, Suite 310, Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

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