Every day, new and improved therapy techniques and treatments are being introduced that meet the specific needs of autistic people. KGH Autism Services is one such therapy clinic that uses the latest tried-and-tested methods and focuses on attaining positive results from their clients. Founder and owner Kim Hoehne is a child development specialist with over thirty years of experience working with autistic children.
Understanding autism is the first step towards creating a bridge between the rest of the world and the autistic child, and the only way to do so is to make a diagnosis. KGH specializes in early diagnoses, which allows the licensed therapist to find the best course of treatment that would benefit the autistic child.
According to statistics, a few years ago, only 1 in 10,000 children were diagnosed with autism, and that too once they reached the age of 4 or 5 years old. This was mainly because parents or caregivers tended to ignore signs of autism in their children – not necessarily out of neglect but because they were oblivious to the factors that would put their child on the autism spectrum.
Today, with the awareness of autism rising daily, 1 in 36 children is diagnosed with autism at the right age. Though the number is higher than years ago, it is excellent because now children can be diagnosed as early as one or two years of age. They can begin treatment and therapy to improve their developmental trajectory, so they can go out into social settings knowing what they can do if they feel overwhelmed by everything around them. KGH offers a free autism screener to determine if a child requires further testing. The screener is looked at by Kim herself, who then reaches out to families with the results.
KGH is passionate about staying up-to-date with the latest research in its field of expertise. They have an Institutional Review Board that screens new research proposals to ensure their success level, and that ethical standards are being upheld and will benefit the clients in some way.
The blog at KGH, overseen by the clinic therapists, publishes information about the latest research while highlighting the established therapies and their benefits. The blog also publishes general articles centered around childcare and its various developmental stages; and how parents can maximize their child’s learning capabilities at various points of their lives.
An entire section of KGH is dedicated to recommending autism resources for parents and caregivers. Therapists sit down with the parents and help them better understand their autistic children, as well as how they can catalyze the process of therapy by helping at home.
At KGH, staff and employees are driven to do what is best for the clients and help them in any way they can. Kim believes a compassionate and humble approach is the best way to deal with autistic children and their families. They need all the understanding and kindness they can get, as it is not easy being a caregiver to a child with special needs. Kim hopes to grow KGH beyond what it is today and positively impact as many children and families as she can.
To learn more about the services provided at KGH Autism Services, visit their website here.