Sensory processing allows a child to respond to different sensory information (sound, vison, touch, taste, smell, spatial, and internal sensations/interoceptive) in their immediate environment. This will affect their ability to behave in meaningful and consistent ways. Children that experience sensory processing difficulties may avoid participation in childhood experiences or show inconsistency in engaging with sensory […]Read More
We are so grateful for ACS and the wonderful therapists. One of the things I like best is that everyone is made to feel welcome. Everyone. When we walk through the door for our appointments, we receive so much kindness. The therapists and staff are always excited to see every client when they come in, whether it’s early in the morning or late in the afternoon. ACS is a wonderful place.
The list of big and small successes we’ve seen as a direct result of work with ACS are just too many to list. Here are a few: He has tried new foods he was previously unwilling to touch. He started asking questions. This one was HUGE for us. I think he was 6 years old. ACS staff have helped us navigate transition to school, ARD meetings, and understanding how to frame situations related to ARD meetings/school in general. His coordination and enthusiasm in participating in gross motor activities has been greatly improved. His sense of self esteem has been supported by all the amazing staff, even during difficult times.
ACS therapists are wonderful! They patiently worked with our teenage daughter on the autism spectrum to get her “buy-in” and her active participation in her sessions. ACS took the time to try various therapists until we could identify a good fit between the therapist and our daughter. We are so grateful to be part of the ACS family and to have them as part of our journey to help our daughter thrive!
It is so wonderful to see my rigid, hard to adapt, risk averse little one blossom. It is so amazing to see his confidence grow in the way he moves, in the way he plays, the way he interacts with other children, the way he speaks about himself. These gradual changes have made a huge impact in his self esteem and his ability to enjoy the world more in environments he cannot control.
4 Year Old Son4 Year Old Son
We love Austin Communication Station! We started coming here when my son was three for Speech therapy. He has made leaps and bounds learning to pronounce letters, syllables, and words. Our twice a week sessions are filled with learning and play. We’ve gained so much more than intelligibility and communication – this place is part of our community. My son skips with joy every morning we get to the parking lot!
8 Year Old Son8 Year Old Son
I just wanted to email a ‘thanks’ for all the work you’ve been doing with my son on his handwriting and planning/list-making. We’ve had a few instances lately at home where he has initiated handwriting beyond obligatory card-making. Previously, he avoided handwriting tasks at home, but this past weekend we were planning a hardware store trip and he got a piece of paper and a pencil and wrote “list” at the top and brought it to me. Those skills are definitely from OT so thank you!
1 Year Old Son1 Year Old Son
Austin’s Communication Station has been a game changer for us when it comes to our son’s eating. We came to Austin’s Communication Station when our son was 9 months old desperate to make progress when it came to his eating. At 9 months old he was unwilling to eat or even be served any type of food and would only drink bottles. When we served him food he would scream and cry, choke on any food that ended up in his mouth and appeared to be fearful and lacking confidence when it came to eating and swallowing. We felt that we had tried EVERYTHING for months and made no progress at all. The team at ACS was open minded and collaborative in their approach and often bounced ideas off of each other to ensure that we had the best outcomes. After our first few meetings we saw immediate progress and finally felt hopeful that we could get to the bottom of why our son refused to eat. All of the staff was open minded and treated our son as his own little person and were always sure to cater to what he had going on rather than trying to fit him into a certain box. In the end it took both sensory work and speech therapy to see improvement and we are eternally grateful to have worked with such a dedicated team who addressed our concerns so thoroughly. If you are looking for speech therapy or occupational therapy services for your child I cannot recommend them enough. Their passion and commitment to helping the kids they work with is obvious and as a parent I couldn’t ask for more when it comes to my child.