Services for Early Learners
For children under age three
Helping Infants and Toddlers Reach Developmental Milestones
Taking advantage of the early years
The brain sciences tell us that children’s brains have the most “plasticity” in the first years of life, meaning they’re more adaptable to change through learning and experience. Your child’s brain, during this time period, forms thousands of synaptic connections between neurons—far more than needed. Then, as your child grows older, the brain eliminates connections used infrequently (a process known as “pruning”) and strengthens those connections activated most frequently.
For these reasons, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends screening for autism at all 18- and 24-month well-visits—and starting treatment as soon as a developmental delay or autism is suspected.
Act early. Don’t delay.
What to Expect from Our Services for Early Learners
Infants and toddlers love to explore, observe, giggle, and play, as they begin to make sounds, move around, and take in the big, wide world around them. Our Services for Early Learners take place in your home and integrate your child and family’s natural lifestyle and routines. What do our services look like and help your child achieve?
Learning through Play
Assessing and Fine-Tuning
Understanding Your Child’s Eligibility
At AST, our providers’ Services for Early Learners are designed for children under three years of age, either with a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of autism or a developmental delay.
Need help figuring out if you’re eligible? And what about your insurance coverage? We accept most health insurance plans, including Medicaid—and can help you navigate the insurance maze. Get in touch, and we’ll guide you every step of the way.Find out more
Starting Services for Early Learners: Three Steps
Our Services for Early Learners start with an assessment, in which a clinician evaluates your child using the Early Start Denver Model or a comparable assessment.
Your clinician then works with you and your family to create a treatment plan based on your child’s assessment outcomes—and designed to help your child build skills and reach developmental milestones.
Treatment then begins in your home or Learning Center, with one of our exceptionally-trained behavior technicians (BTs) administering therapy, under the guidance and supervision of a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA).