Optimal Rhythms / ACCESS Academy is committed to utilizing a best practice approach through research exploration, clinical treatment findings and observation; professional supervision with leading professionals in the field of neurologic music therapy, neuroscience, and autism treatment; clients' self-reports, and our own emerging research findings.
The overwhelming evidence of movement differences in autism is too great to be ignored! The recent research perspectives urge clinicians and educators to consider the movement and sensory regulation issues present in autism which leave individuals with unrealiable bodies and unrelieble voices, unable to demonstrate what they know or communicate their thoughts effectively without support for their disorganized bodies.
Within our small and highly skilled therapeutic environment, students have access to supports for their sensory and motor systems which lead to improved regulation, increased reliable communication, improved behavioral outcomes, decreased anxiety (and seizure activity, in some cases) increased access to age-appropriate and challenging academics and increased independence. We have found this to be just the opportunity many non-speakingl or non-reliably speaking students on the spectrum are longing for.
We have a number of outreach projects we are offering soon:
Our private day school provides students with severe autism:
Creating Optimal Rhythms for Life,
Learning, Communication, and Independence