Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder and the IWBMC™

The Interpersonal Whole-Brain Model of Care® (IWBMC™) uniquely addresses the core issues of an autism spectrum diagnosis, including processing incoming sensory information, mood regulation, behavior control, language processing, and language generation.

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder diagnoses frequently have areas of the brain that over-communicate and become “locked” in a pattern. Other critical brain areas used for social connection and language development become under-activated as the “locked” areas use an overabundance of cognitive energy.

The IWBMC™’s individualized programs work to quiet the areas of clients’ overly activated brains while building up underactive areas.

How the IWBMC™ Supports
Autism Spectrum Disorder

Related Disorders

The IWBMC™ helps individuals who have challenges with engagement in self-stimulatory behaviors, decreased language output, tendencies toward rigid patterns, emotional dysregulation, and reduced social engagement. Many clients with autism spectrum disorder may also experience:

Program Environments at Jacob’s Ladder that Support Autism Spectrum Disorder

Serving Pre-K - 12th

Serving Pre-K - 12th

Serving ages 16 and older

Our Person-Centered, Whole-Brain Approach

Evaluation & Assessment.

The IWBMC™ Evaluation considers seven domains and uses 1,300+ assessment metrics to analyze neurodevelopmental progression indicators – often the root of systemic challenges – combined with standardized academic assessments, clinical observation, family reporting, qEEG Analysis, and Nutritional and Physiological Consultation.

Individualized Plans.

The Interpersonal Whole-Brain Model of Care® (IWBMC™) acknowledges the complex interplay between brain health, efficiency, and organization – combined with clients’ physiological health and well-being, learning style, and emotional-behavioral-relational experiences – to develop an optimal, therapeutic path forward for each client.

Progress Tracking.

With AHAVA’s database of 4,000+ therapeutic activities, each individualized program is tailored to the client’s needs. Daily data tracking captures clients’ progress, allowing ongoing modification of programs to uphold the appropriate levels of intensity, frequency, and challenge point progression to create lasting, positive changes in the brain.

Learn About Our Approach With Autism

The things they have here are amazing because they change lives every day; it’s not just a box. They figure out how to step outside the box to meet that child’s needs.

— Rochelle and Bobby R., Ladder Program Parents

Scientifically-Sound Approaches Delivered in Safe, Loving Environments.

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