When your child’s been diagnosed with autism, it may seem overwhelming. You may even feel powerless in your ability to help your child. Know this is not the case. Hedgehog Health can help. Through Parent Coaching, we help you better understand behaviors, modify responses, and reinforce your child’s ABA program at home. It’s a service that empowers and strengthens children, parents, and the entire family.
The Hedgehog Health Parent Coaching Process.
Our Parent Coaches
All of our Parent Coaches are BCBAs with a minimum of a master’s degree and extensive experience in implementing ABA programs, as well as parent training.
Lessons Can Include:
Replacing meltdowns with communication.
Play based activities to teach eye contact, imitation, and communication
Daily living skill learning activities.
Parents and Parent Coaches. A Proven, Powerful Combination.
In 2005, Swallows and Graupner conducted a 4-year longitudinal study comparing Parent Coaching with the typical, center-based treatment model. The study consisted of 24 participants, 12 in each group. There were no significant differences between the groups at pre-testing. Interestingly, the groups were similar at post-testing, too. In fact, half of the kids in each group were succeeding in regular education classrooms at age seven.
Diagnosed in 3 days.
I was endlessly worried about my son, Brendan. He seemed to lag behind other children at daycare and just seemed more isolated. I talked to my pediatrician, who advised getting an autism screening and diagnosis. She also told me that due to waitlists, it could be months before I had the results and we could make a plan. I started looking for a better way.
HedgeHog was able to get us an appointment for diagnosis the same week we called, and the process went so smoothly we were blown away! Before finding HedgeHog, we called many providers and never received a call back. We'd definitely recommend HedgeHog Health to anyone.