KIDS www. Laurel Heights Hospital, located in Atlanta, Georgia, provides quality, intensive, psychiatric acute and residential services to children and adolescents ages 7 — Unique to the Southeast, Laurel Heights Hospital specializes in serving children with severe psychiatric disorders and has specialty programs to address the complex needs of children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other neurodevelopmental disorders. The Acute Program is specifically designed to provide inpatient psychiatric stabilization and treatment, for children and adolescents ages 7 , who present with comorbid Autism Spectrum Disorders or other neurodevelopmental disorders. Treatment integrates psychiatric and applied behavior analytic interventions and strategies to stabilize severe symptoms and assist the patient in acquiring self-management and coping skills.
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Treatment Facilities for Children With Autism | Laurel Heights Hospital | Atlanta, GA
What makes Springbrook different from other residential behavioral and psychiatric autism programs in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and throughout the southeast? We work with the entire spectrum of children, adolescents, and teens with autism, including patients across the spectrum, and we begin work with children at younger ages, using advanced, evidence-based autism therapy programs. More importantly, our dedicated staff is committed to autism programs and therapies that address the needs of the whole child rather than just the diagnosis. Everything we do is geared toward improving the lives of children with autism and their families, specifically addressing the treatment of severe behaviors and psychiatric related issues related to the autism spectrum. There are a lot of incorrect assumptions and misunderstandings when it comes to the treatment of autism in children. In truth, mental and behavioral health care for autism is similar to health care for other kinds of chronic conditions - learning to manage, and even thrive, through therapy, medication, diet, exercise, and routine. Likewise, any improvement we make in the overall health and wellbeing of a child with autism will have a positive effect on behavior.
Autism Inpatient Care
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health supports children and adults with autism spectrum disorder in the development of communication, social and independence skills needed to realize fulfilling, productive and socially connected lives. Our programs and services utilize evidence-based strategies, including positive behavioral supports and applied behavior analysis. We offer services throughout the lifespan including: initial assessments, residential treatment, community-based group homes, approved private schools, theFrapeutic foster care, wraparound services, respite, school and family consultation and training, transition services for young adults, and adult day programs. What is an Approved Private School? In addition, parents may choose to privately fund the tuition cost of an Approved Private School.
Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD display a wide range of intellectual and language abilities, experiences, strengths, and levels of functioning. Many children and adolescents with ASD can be treated in community and home settings. However, the need for intensive behavioral and pharmacological treatment in the hospital setting may be needed. The Autism Inpatient Unit is designed to care for individuals who are displaying severe and treatment-resistant behavioral disorders e. As the highest level of care, inpatient treatment is most appropriate for children and adolescents who have exhausted available care in the community and are in acute behavioral crisis.