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Youth Development

Screening /Testing/ Evaluation

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) TEST

When you smile, does your child smile back at you? Does your child respond to you when you call their name? Does your child prefer to play alone?

Your child’s early years include many developmental milestones for how he or she plays, learns and acts. Not reaching these milestones, or reaching them much later than other children could be a sign of developmental delay. It is important to identify these delays, because getting help early can prevent your child from falling further behind.

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) generates accurate assessments of autism and developmental disorders across all ages, language skills, cultural backgrounds and developmental levels. The ADOS is a “gold standard” standardized diagnostic assessment of social, imagination and communication skills of individuals who may have autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

The ADOS assessment uses planned social situations to trigger target responses and interpersonal interactions. These communication opportunities are designed to elicit a wide range of verbal, physical, social and imaginative interchanges.

Experts in Developmental Screenings

A family literacy nonprofit called Grace Place for Children and Families in Golden Gate hopes to prevent disadvantaged children from falling behind their classmates through a new partnership with Core Health Partners.

They will soon offer free developmental screening, diabetes testing, physical and occupational therapy, and more.

The services are offered on-site so it’s convenient and comfortable for families.

Boryana Jimenez, of North Naples, said, “It is hard to find the right therapist or just hard to get out there and find a therapist to start with.”

Grace Place CEO Lara Fisher explained, “For us to be able to provide services that are affordable and free to families in this community is really really important because money is tight not just during COVID, but here in golden gate poverty is a very real thing every day for our families.”

Core Health Partners tells us it’s important to identify developmental problems in children early so strategies can be put in place to address delays and get kids on the right track.

It is estimated that one in 68 children are now diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum disorder, and yet, this diagnosis remains as misunderstood as ever. Not all autism is the same, and neither is every child with autism. It’s called the Autism Spectrum because autism actually covers a wide scope of complex disorders in brain development. Included are Asperger’s Syndrome, “classic” autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, among others. The types of autism range in everything from communication skills, anxiety, social interaction, and repetitive behaviors, among other things. As with any kid, a child with autism should be treated as an individual with his or her own set of abilities and preferences.

Diabetes Camp

Kids Day Camp(s) for Those Living with Diabetes 

Partnership by Help a Diabetic Child, Core Health Partners & the South Collier YMCA

Location: MARCO YMCA, 101 SAND HILL STREET, Marco, Florida 34145
DATES: TBA

Children will meet new friends and make memories that last a lifetime. This camp provides a safe, fun and educational experience for Children with Type I, Type II, or a Pre-Diabetes Diagnosis (Ages 8-14). Join us for a week of amazing exploration! Sports, swimming, arts and crafts are just a few of the exciting activities campers will participate in this great week. The campers will enjoy the YMCA facilities where they will bond with others who have experiences like they do while they learn coping skills and self management. The camp staff includes clinical professionals from Core Health Partners, volunteers from Help a Diabetic Child (HADC) and behavioral health professionals by the David Lawrence Center.

Education and Self-Management will be part of the camp week. The children will be able to learn from each other under the guidance of a certified diabetes educator and a registered dietitian. Topics of learning will include the Diabetes Alliance Network diabetes self-management and education program. Activities will include swimming, basketball, cooking, and confidence building games.

SANDRA BENEN

Pediatric OT
20-Years of Experience
Certified to Deliver ADOS Test

BRINGING THE CLINIC TO COMMUNITY

Your child’s early years include many developmental milestones for how he or she plays, learns, and acts. Not reaching these milestones, or reaching them much later than other children, could be a sign of developmental delay. It is important to identify these delays, because getting help early can prevent your child from falling further behind.

When you smile, does your child smile back at you? Does your child respond to you when you call their name? Does your child prefer to play alone?

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) generates accurate assessments of autism and developmental disorders across all ages, language skills, cultural backgrounds, and developmental levels. The ADOS is a “gold standard” standardized diagnostic assessment of social, imagination and communication skills of individuals who may have autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The ADOS assessment uses planned social situations to trigger target responses and interpersonal interactions. These communication opportunities are designed to elicit a wide range of verbal, physical, social, and imaginative interchanges.

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