Kids can feel a lot of pressure when they start elementary school for the first time. Children with autism may experience even more challenges. KGH is here to help. We provide one-on-one support and comprehensive, coordinated care—at home, at school and in center. You’re never in it alone.
How We Can Help at this Age
Our expert therapy, education and support prepares your child to…
Helps your child eat more foods and decrease and eliminate their gag reflex to certain food smells and textures. If your child still needs help drinking from a cup or being more flexible during mealtime, our feeding experts can help.
We will use whatever supports your child needs to develop a form of communication. Research shows that kids with ASD benefit from visual supports that to help produce more verbal language. Whatever it takes to get your child to communicate, we will help them.
Supports the important social skills kids need during these years, as well as coping skills for anxiety. We’ll work on impulse control and helping your child think about what others are thinking (perspective taking).
For ages 5-7 (Kindergarten-2nd grade). Our After-School Enrichment group is an extension of our Play Pals Preschool program. It offers additional support to our children as they enter their district kindergarten program and progress through 2nd grade.
For ages 7-11 (1st-5th grade). Mission Completion is a social skills group designed for children whose vocal communication is emerging and who use an alternative/augmentative communication (AAC) device.
For ages 8-10 (3rd-5th grade). Our Minecraft group’s mission is to help bridge the gap between the comfort of the gaming world and social skills used in the real-life social world. Focuses on cooperation, communication and problem-solving skills.