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The Dan Center for Autism       
2010 Bissonnet
Houston, Texas, 77005
Phone: (713) 5 AUTISM
Phone: (713) 528 8476
E-mail: info@thedancenterforautism.com
Website: www.thedancenterforautism.com   

 

The Dan Center for Autism

Wellness and Recovery

Located in Houston’s Museum District and Medical Center area,
The Dan Center
 provides integrated services for children, adolescents and adults with:

bulletSensory Integration Problems
bulletAttention Deficit Problems
bulletReading Problems
bulletLearning Problems
bulletListening Problems
bulletBalance and coordination Problems
bulletAuditory Processing Problems
bulletHandwriting Problems

Services Provided:

The Dan Center uses a holistic approach integrating multiple therapeutic services for individuals while they are listening, combining techniques of sensory integration, neurodevelopmental therapy, myofascial release, vestibular therapy, and oral-motor stimulation under the supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist and a certified Tomatis practitioner.

The Dan Center services include:

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The Tomatis Listening Training Program, as discovered and researched by Doctor Alfred Tomatis of Paris, France, and sensibly synthesized in Pierre Sollier’s book, Listening For Wellness, is an integral component of The Dan Center training and treatment programs.
 

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Sensory Integration as articulated and researched by Dr. A. Jean Ayres, PhD, an Occupational Therapist. Sensory integration therapy may involve:

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Use of activities for auditory, vestibular, tactile, gustatory, olfactory, visual and proprioceptive stimulation to challenge the individual's needs and help organize responses to sensory input. Successful sensory integration may be exhibited in improved language and emotional development . Others may show improvement in school as sensory pathways improve functioning.

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Use of the Sensory Diet, by Patricia Wilbarger, to help parents, providers and educators modify the environment to manage the individual’s sensory issues.

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Use of the Brain Channel Assessment Tool (BCAT), an assessment protocol developed by Christine Toledo, Occupational Therapist and Dan Copes,

  • to help parents, providers and educators identify individual-specific sensory processing
deficit(s) and its relationship to the child’s behavior and
  • to help parents, providers and educators guide the individual to process complex sensory information in a more effective adaptive response than previously exhibited.
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FastforWord is a series of interactive audio-visually adapted speech and speech sounds geared to promote language skills development as individuals learn to distinguish varying mechanisms of speech. Benefits noted in communication, less delay in responding to verbal cues, listening and reading comprehension, syntax and grammar among others.
 

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Interactive Metronome. This program helps ‘train the brain’ in planning, sequencing and processing information through the use of repetitive interactive mobility patterns. The March/April 2001 issue of the The American Journal of Occupational Therapy highlighted more than four statistically significant gains after using the IM program including:

  • Attention and Focus
  • Motor control and coordination
  • Language Processing
  • Reading and Math Fluency
  • Motor Control and Coordination
  • Ability to Regulate Aggression / Impulsivity
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Irlen Screening. Irlen Syndrome is a visual perception problem exhibited in

  • light sensitivity
  • avoidance of eye contact
  • poor attention span
  • difficulty reading with high gloss white materials
  • poor reading abilities
  • strain or fatigue
  • poor figure-ground and depth perception
  • headaches

 Irlen screening helps manage visual perception concerns affecting the individual’s reading capabilities.

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Nutritional Analysis. This program helps individuals with dietary concerns increase awareness of proper nutrition. Nutritional Analysis helps identify which nutrients and macronutrients are deficient or in oversupply.
 

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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). This program involves intensive, repetitive one-on-one teaching which is at the heart of ABA therapy planned to actively engage children who commonly have communication, learning, socialization, and behavioral problems.
 

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Occupational Therapy, Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Life Skills Training. This program promotes a functional end goal for achieved success over perceptual deficits in vestibular, proprioceptive, visual, tactile, taste, olfactory and auditory systems as well as deficits in praxis. This program teaches meal preparation, laundry, internet order-taking and order-placing, packaging, labeling, printing, mailing and many other skills.
 

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Learning Events provided for parents, teachers, and the community.

                         
For more information, click on www.thedancenterforautism.com  
 

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