Developmental disorders are a group of conditions whose onset occurs in the developmental period, and are characterized by developmental deficits such as specific learning limitations, lack of control of executive functioning, under-developed social skills, and impaired intelligence levels. Because of the developmental deficits associated with this group of disorders, a young person with a developmental disorder may often experience impairments in personal, social, academic, or occupational functioning.
At SUWS of the Carolinas, we recognize how distressing it can be to face the many challenges that often accompany developmental disorders, and we have developed a unique program that is specifically designed to overcome specific issues that may be affecting a young person’s emotional and psychological growth.
The Approach Program at SUWS of the Carolinas is a specialized program designed to help adolescents, ages 14-17, who are struggling with specific issues associated with their developmental disorder. Our highly trained, experienced staff members work hard to provide these young people with a variety of different levels of care, which include concrete teaching, skills-based therapy, and experiential therapy. By applying a skills-based curriculum and providing a socially nurturing environment, your child will be able to exceed far beyond his own expectations. Some of the developmental disorders we treat here at SUWS of the Carolinas include:
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Asperger’s disorder
- Pervasive developmental disorders
The Approach Program at SUWS of the Carolinas is dedicated to improving the lives of adolescents who are battling social challenges and/or have received a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. If you have a child who is struggling with a developmental disorder, SUWS of the Carolinas is here to help.