Customized Autism Treatment Plan
Caravel Early Learners Pathway
Recommended Age : 2-6 years old
Our Caravel Early Learners pathway is recommended for children ages 2 to 6 who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Caravel Early Learners provides in-home, one-on-one therapy for young children during the early intervention phase of their lives. Our autism health specialists come to your home to work side by side with your child to teach skills, foster a stronger sense of connection to others, and build confidence.
The Caravel Early Learners program is designed to give children the considerable advantage of a clinically rigorous treatment program that uses the evidence-based principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). ABA therapy is a scientific approach to treating autism that has been endorsed by the Surgeon General of the United States and the National Institute for Mental Health.
Early treatment dramatically improves outcomes for children with ASD. Clinical research shows that 49 percent of children with autism can be brought up to the same levels as typically developing peers by first grade if they receive intensive therapy. Early treatment can help rewire neuropathways in the brain. This rewiring optimizes brain development and helps children with autism communicate better. Children with autism who begin ABA therapy at the age of 2 or 3 are positioned to make the greatest gains possible. Caravel Early Learners often engage in 30 to 40 hours of individualized treatment each week for a minimum of one year and ideally two to three years. The results are often life-changing.
Caravel Skill Builders Pathway
Recommended Age: 7 and older
Our Caravel Skill Builders pathway is recommended for children ages 7 and older. The Caravel Skill Builders program provides one-on-one therapy for children on the autism spectrum. The program focuses on helping a child develop more advanced personal and social skills. Our autism health specialists work with children to build executive function skills that can improve learning ability. Therapy is individualized to the child and can address memory, focus, organizational and self-regulation difficulties.
Caravel’s autism health experts also work with school-age children to help them reduce problem behaviors and replace them with positive behaviors. Caravel Skills Builders typically engage in 15-25 hours of individualized treatment each week for a minimum of one year, with two to three years for better results. Treatment is individualized according to the age of the child and the goals that the child and family have identified.
Caravel Teens Pathway
Recommended Age: Middle School and High School Years
Our Caravel Teens pathway is designed for the middle school and high school years, which bring new opportunities for academic and social interactions. Depending on the school environment and the teen’s Individualized Education Plan, students may transition from spending all day in a single classroom to taking courses in multiple classrooms. They may want to explore new extracurricular activities of interest. Caravel’s therapists help teens adjust to the changes through focusing on specific skills such as positive interaction, cooperation, communication, boundaries, listening, attention, friendship and teamwork. Participants engage in after school therapy for at least 15 hours per week for at least one year.