Smilestones is a dedicated center offering Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy and speech-language therapy to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other learning differences.
Holistic Approach to Individual Needs:
Smilestones takes a comprehensive approach to each child’s individual needs. Their team of certified therapists and specialists conduct thorough assessments to understand each child’s strengths, challenges, and learning styles. Based on these assessments, they create personalized treatment plans that employ evidence-based practices, primarily ABA therapy.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA):
ABA therapy is a scientifically validated approach that focuses on positive reinforcement to encourage desired behaviors and reduce challenging ones. Smilestones’ ABA programs are tailored to address specific skills and communication goals, promoting improvements in areas such as:
- Social interaction and communication
- Sensory processing
- Play and leisure skills
- Daily living skills
- Academic performance
- Emotional regulation
Smilestones recognizes the importance of speech and language development in overall communication. Their qualified speech-language therapists work with children to address difficulties with:
- Articulation and sound production
- Language comprehension and expression
- Receptive and expressive vocabulary
- Pragmatics (social use of language)
Smilestones recognizes the critical role of families in a child’s development. They actively involve parents and caregivers in the therapeutic process, providing education, training, and support to ensure consistency and continuity of care beyond the center walls.
Beyond individual therapy sessions, Smilestones offers additional resources and support for families, including:
- Parent support groups
- Workshops and seminars on relevant topics
- Social skills groups for children
- Community outreach and awareness programs
Making a Difference:
Since its inception, Smilestones has helped numerous children and families in Phnom Penh navigate the challenges of autism and learning differences. Their commitment to individualized therapy, family support, and community engagement has earned them a positive reputation in the local community.
As Smilestones continues to grow, they aim to expand their services to reach more children in need. Their vision is to create a future where all children with autism and learning differences in Cambodia have access to quality therapy and support, empowering them to reach their full potential and lead fulfilling lives.