ASD services are specially designed to help develop a child’s social communication and sensory processing skills. Our specially trained staff understands that core deficits in these areas will significantly impact a child’s ability to participate in their daily routines. Services will include collaboration between a variety of interventions such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, feeding therapy, behavior modification, and special instruction.
Goldstar provides specialized programming for children with or at risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our therapy is developed using the core principles of Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions, which has proven to be the most effective at helping young children with social-communicative deficits.
Using a research-based parent teaching model, our therapists coach families on how to teach their children throughout their daily interactions and routines. Families learn to use their children’s interests to embed skills in naturally-occurring social interactions through imitation, modeling, and prompting.
Goldstar is an eager partner with state and county-wide initiatives to improve evidence-based ASD interventions in Early Intervention. Over several years, we have capitalized on the online training program, Autism Navigator, enrolling dozens of our therapists in The Autism Navigator ® training. Goldstar is also at the forefront of a new initiative in Philadelphia County to pilot a specific, evidence-based parent coaching model, Project ImPACT (Improving Parents As Communication Teachers).