Boulder Community Hospital offers a transdisciplinary approach to the evaluation and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders and related issues. Our team includes occupational and physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, behavioral (ABA) therapists, case managers and psychologists who work together to provide diagnostic evaluations and ongoing personal and group treatment. In addition, we have consultative relationships with developmental pediatricians, dieticians, psychiatrists, and psychologists.
Experts estimate that 1 in 150 children will be diagnosed with autism, and males are four times as likely to have autism as females. Other Autism Spectrum Disorders include Asperger syndrome, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (usually referred to as PDD-NOS). Boulder Community Hospital offers state-of-the-art evaluations, consultations and therapies for children on the autism spectrum.
Treatment is individualized for each child and emphasizes structure and routine in meeting goals. Therapists work with families to create a specialized home program, and team members consult with other agencies and individuals working with the child to ensure a seamless and supportive approach.
Treatment focuses on establishing and improving communication, sensory-social routines, navigating daily activities and replacing unwanted behaviors with more functional responses. Our experienced team uses a variety of therapies including sensory integration, neuro-developmental treatment, cranial sacral, cognitive behavior, fine and gross motor, speech/language, academic skills, attention training social skills, and applied behavioral analysis (ABA).
Rehabilitation services for autism are located at our Mapleton Center. Click here for more detailed information about our evaluation process, or call 303-441-2385 to make an appointment with one of our Intake Coordinators.