Wasatch Mental Health

Foothill Elementary School
921 North 1240 East
Orem, Utah 84097
(801) 226-5437

Friends of Giant Steps

Hours: Tuesday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. August through June

Contact person: Kyle Bringhurst at 226-5437

GIANT Steps is a treatment program for children ages three years through five years who have been diagnosed with an Autism spectrum disorder . The treatment methods used include discrete trial, TEACH, relationship interventions, KinderMusik and Greenspan's Floor-time, along with pre-school activities. There is a maximum enrollment of thirty-six children. This allows the program to accommodate twelve children in each treatment-room with a one-to-two or a one-to-three ratio of adult to children. One Autism Specialist, two Autism Aides and three Autism Assistants work in each treatment-room. There is, also, a case manager, a full-time social worker, and a psychiatrist available. Children from all three school districts in Utah county participate in the program. Through the school districts, children who qualify, are provided with speech therapy, occupational therapy, and/or adaptive physical education. Parent education and training is provided on a monthly basis as is a parent support group. If you have any questions or would like more information please call Kyle Bringhurst at 226-5437.

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