As a parent, caring for our children is often our main priority. Yet when our children may need a little extra help in order to showcase just how wonderful they are, it’s best to find services and professionals that understand.
The Wayman Center has been providing quality, comprehensive and thoroughly heartfelt autism therapy for children since 2004. For that reason, they are highly skilled at curating a personalized response to help your children develop as well as possible, always in their own time.
In this post, we’ll discuss a few services you can expect from autism treatment, how your child is likely to respond to it, and from there, what you can do as a parent to help sustain and support your young one in this process.
Perhaps the best lesson to remember is that autism is a spectrum, and so finding professional and multi-faceted help offered by organizations like The Wayman Center is essential.
What To Expect
The Wayman Center opened in 2004, located in a residential neighborhood with calming, fitting architecture. For that reason, the center feels personal, calming and integrated with the rest of the community. It offers a 6900 square foot outdoor playground with two large and safety-assessed play structures.
The center is run by Gail and John Wayman, with Gail (one of the first board-certified behavior analysts in Texas), continually supporting the facility with her constant interaction in attending to children and their families. She is directly involved in using Applied Behavior Analysis to create the best care and research-based behavioral interventions necessary.
It is a tried and true institution with constant access to therapists, technicians, and helpful staff who intend to make the center as approachable, effective, and positive as possible. They offer a fantastic start to life for any autistic child.
Individualized programs curated through an ABA service schedule are utilized in order to help your child develop communication and social skills, while reducing maladaptive behavior. While autism should not be considered an unwarranted or discouraged behavioral pattern, it can lead to the development of those, and so expert and personalized care and training should be applied with forethought.
The individualized programs that the Wayman Center provides can encompass the following, with certain programs added or removed based on the personal needs of your child:
>>> Thorough positive reinforcement as well as helping your child become motivated to complete minor tasks.
>>> Careful adoption of group activities, introducing to peers and the concept of teamwork at an appropriate rate.
>>> Natural environment skills, learning to be confident in places that may not be familiar.
>>> Toilet training by setting up behavioral-based protocols if necessary.
>>> In-home parent training to provide a thorough adoption of parental skillsets for when your child completes their time at the Wayman Center.
>>> Learning argumentative and alternative communications. This includes signing and learning how to express needs properly.
>>> Discrete trials where appropriate.
All this is offered with careful individualized assessments that continually keep you in the loop. This includes VB-MAPP, Barriers, ABLLS-R and AFLS. With our competent assessment and treatment plan reviewed at least every six months, you can feel fully engaged in the development of your child. This is further micro-managed via the creation of daily data sheets that help you review their progress.
Should you wish to learn more about the services on offer, or ask any questions regarding this list and the implications of scheduling care and schooling in this way, feel free to visit the website.
Important Skill Domains
Important skill domains are essential to consider, because they make up the wider skillset that children attending the Wayman center will learn to build, within their abilities. This will involve communication, social experience and engagement, self-help, when necessary, as a means to feel more autonomous and capable, as well as learning about safety and self-advocacy.
They intend to help develop more confident, actualized children who can allow the strengths of their personalities to shine. No matter where your child is on the autism spectrum, they deserve to be the most capable they can possibly be, even if that doesn’t translate to full independence.
The Wayman Center offers access to speech-language pathologists which help your autistic child feel more confident in both expressing themselves, learning how to communicate and take communication cues, and more. This can help them prepare for involvement in the wider world, or at least bonding with you, the parent, more easily. These services can be scheduled back-to-back for the optimum result.
Even if you choose not to use the Wayman Center, they are a shining example of what can be achieved when autistic children attend the right practice, and a benchmark to use in your search.
Are you ready to get started?
At the Wayman Center, we understand that welcoming a child into the world and your family is a great challenge – which can be both rewarding and overwhelming. We understand that you only want the best for your little ones, and we are ready to support you every step of the way.
We do so by putting at your disposal state-of-the-art facilities, experienced staff, the latest technologies, expert advice, and stimulating grounds and facilities. Whether you wish to find a partner in this process or you wish to find a more supportive and efficient way to educate your little ones, we are ready to offer you the help you need.
If you have questions about the services available at The Wayman Center, or if you would like to schedule a tour, please send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible!