Therapy for ASD Behavioral Modification in the Metaverse
Exhausted by the special needs of your child on the spectrum, family and social impact, and/or judgements from others who don’t seem to ‘get it?’
Or is your child with autism experiencing difficulties that affect social interactions, educational development, or mental health?
It’s quite common for parents and children living with the effects of autism to struggle emotionally and socially. But with the proper support and therapy for autism (and other behaviors associated with neurodivergence), all of this can be managed so you and your child on the spectrum can thrive.
Approaches to Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders
The idea of ‘treatment’ for autism spectrum disorders is quite controversial in the neurodiversity movement, with claims that there is a spectrum of normal human behaviors and preferences. That said, children on the spectrum often rely on interventions to learn socially acceptable behaviors with ‘neurotypicals’ and to regulate emotions that may interfere with daily life.
Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS), Treatment of Autistic and Communication Handicapped Children (TEACH), and speech therapy (if necessary).
The primary goal of these therapies is to help people with ASD to develop healthier coping skills, appropriate behaviors for public and home settings, to communicate needs effectively, and more.
Virtual Reality for ASD
Virtual reality applications have been proven to effectively assist children on the spectrum with their interpersonal effectiveness and emotional regulation. The VR therapy is a fully immersive experience that can encourage nervous system regulation – from the anxious fight-or-flight state to a parasympathetic state of calm and ease.
Our therapists create a personalized treatment plan for each child and apply the appropriate therapies and interventions to the individual. This includes a combination of cognitive-behavioral behavioral therapy (CBT) and similar therapy techniques alongside VR therapy using modern technology.
Comprehensive Therapy Program for Autism
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
We combine conventional cognitive, emotional, and behavioral techniques with VR to give your teen the tools they need to deal with whatever life throws at them. Children with autism can work on their focus, reduce anxiety, and more.
1:1 Support & Groups
Your child will meet with a dedicated therapist regularly for personalized ASD therapy. There is also a group therapy option so children can practice their skills in a group VR setting. Between sessions, you and/or your child can text the therapist if either of you need support.
About VR Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder
There are several benefits to using our virtual reality therapy programs for ASD:
- VR headset sent to your home
- Video calls and in-app messaging with your child’s dedicated XRHealth therapist
- Personalized plan-of-care, consistently updated based on your child’s progress
Who is eligible?
- Our medical VR applications treat specific health conditions. In rare situations, a child might not be eligible to use VR if it is contraindicated due to another medical condition.
- VR Therapy is available for ages 12 and up.
During your initial evaluation appointment, the XRHealth therapist will determine if XRHealth VR therapy is right for your child.
Where do we operate?
We provide services in MA, CA, FL, IL, GA, NY, and NJ.
In MA, we work with Tufts, Harvard Pilgrim, BCBS, Medicare, and Allways insurance providers.
Medicare also covers members in FL, CA, IL. In IL, we work with BCBS PPO.