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Therapies and Assessments

Easterseals Midwest provides a variety of therapies and assessments, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), occupational, music, and speech therapies. Early intervention therapists work with families to assist each child’s development and offer education and support for parents. Families choose the setting that works best: home, our Early Childhood Center, or a mutually agreed upon location.

Please note that not all therapies are availabile in each region.

To learn which services are available in your area,
please contact us at 1-800-200-2119 or info@esmw.org.

Behavior Assessment/ADOS

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule will guide our staff members in creating an individualized plan that meets your child’s needs, recognizes their strengths, and identifies areas for growth.

Communication Assessment

Our staff members assess your child’s abilities to express themselves, understand and respond to others, and maintain conversations. Our staff members will build a specific plan for your child, outlining recommendations and strategies to use at home and in the community.

Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) Assessment

This assessment helps our staff create a customized communication plan to support individuals who are nonverbal or have difficulties in expressing themselves verbally.

Occupational Therapy Assessments

For this assessment, a therapist will observe your child during both structured and unstructured activities. The staff member will work with you to design an individualized plan to best support your child.

Functional Behavioral Assessment

Our staff will meet with your child and observe them in their daily activities and meet with your family and caregivers. They will look at the function, or purpose, of your child’s challenging behavior. Together, we will develop effective intervention strategies that will equip your family and caregivers to encourage positive behavior alternatives.

Music Therapy Assessments

Our staff members observe and evaluate your child’s communication, cognition, behavioral, and social skills through music therapy strategies. This one-on-one assessment will help us recognize if continual music therapy may best support your child.
 
Currently, music therapy is only available in the following regions:

Therapies

We offer a variety of clinical therapies to meet your needs. Our staff members will help you find the programs that best support your child. All of our therapies are carefully customized to meet your child’s unique needs.

What regions offer Autism Services?

We have programs throughout the regions we serve that offer support for families impacted by autism. These programs are available in the following regions:

Eastern Missouri
Northwest Missouri
Southeast Missouri
Central Missouri
Southwest Missouri

Please note that not all autism programs are available at each location. Please contact your regional office for a complete list of services offered in your region. For a full list of our offices, please visit our Locations page.

To learn more about our programs at Easterseals Midwest,
please contact us at 1-800-200-2119 or info@esmw.org.

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