If you suspect – or have been told by a teacher, medical professional or other concerned adult – that your child's physical, mental or social development is not progressing as anticipated, it is important to seek further information and a developmental evaluation.
It is in the best interests of the child – and the family – to address such concerns as early in the child's life as possible. The earlier delays are evaluated and addressed, the better the outcome.
Evaluations can help assess delays or lags in the development of your child's speech and language skills, motor abilities, thinking and comprehension, social and emotional reactions and learning style.
Once your child is assessed, we create a custom program to meet their individual goals. We work with each child individually to meet their personal goals, as well as working in groups to develop their social skills. Overall, we aim to work with your child to balance out their individual needs and encourage their growth.
Why Choose Smart Start?
We individualize therapy goals and programs to meet the individual child’s needs, skills, interests, and preferences
We continually assess the progress of each child and adjust their individual program as those needs change
We focus on teaching verbal behavior. Verbal Behavior therapy does not focus on words as labels only (cat, car, etc.). Rather, it teaches why we use words and how they are useful in making requests and communicating ideas
We believe parents/caregivers play a key role in their child’s outcome. We provide Parent/Caregiver trainings based on relevant topics and have an open-door policy
We are family-friendly and will always put the needs of the child and their family first