DIAGNOSES

Genetic Syndromes

Genetic Syndromes and the IWBMC™

The Interpersonal Whole-Brain Model of Care® (IWBMC™) serves various genetic syndromes, ranging from common to exceptionally rare in prevalence. Regardless of severity, clients can grow and thrive even amid less-than-ideal prognoses. The IWBMC focuses on cultivating overall brain health and efficiency in communication between brain regions, providing the input and stimulation needed to actuate functional success. Clients with genetic syndromes may often experience difficulties with:
  • Sensory processing
  • Mobility
  • Muscle tonicity
  • Communication
  • Visual and auditory processing
  • Cognitive functioning
  • Emotional and behavioral regulation
  • Independence within activities of daily living

How the IWBMC™ Supports Genetic Syndromes

Related Disorders

Because the IWBMC™ creates individualized programs tailored to the client’s needs – and our belief that the brain can change regardless of age, diagnosis, or level of functioning – a path forward, full of potential, is possible for those navigating genetic syndromes.

The IWBMC™ serves clients impacted by genetic syndromes and associated challenges, such as sensory dysregulation, decreased communication abilities, emotional dysregulation, reduced social engagement, mobility limitations, and visual and auditory processing delays.

We have successfully served clients with various genetic syndromes, including:

Other related diagnoses often include:

Program Environments at Jacob’s Ladder that Support Genetic Syndromes

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 Genetic Syndromes

Coming here was a relief, followed by receiving an assessment telling us something about him. Only certain people can get him, and I could tell immediately that Allegra, his evaluator, was one of those people. I am a data person, and I want to have an assessment with data and someone who understands him followed by a multifaceted plan.

— Katrina and Spencer J., Ladder Program Parents

Scientifically-Sound Approaches Delivered in Safe, Loving Environments.

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