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 and thus requiring therapy at a treatment center.
At our leading wilderness treatment center, we recognize how distressing it can be to face the many challenges that often accompany developmental disorders, and we have developed a unique therapy methodology 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 treatment track 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 throughout therapy, your child will be able to exceed far beyond his own expectations. Some of the developmental disorders we treat here at our center 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 are asking yourself, “does my child struggle with a development disorder,” the expert team at our center is here to help.