Specialty Programs

Therapy for Selective Mutism

Who is this for? (ANY of the following below)

  • Children who frequently speak in some settings but not at all in other settings.
  • Children who speak to some people but never to others &/or novel people
  • Children who present as “shy”

What is the therapy for Selective Mutism?

  • Therapists work within the child’s home, school and community settings versus the more common approach of an office setting providing verbal consults to parents
  • Therapists gently reduce the child’s anxiety while increasing their ability to speak
  • Therapists use non-invasive play and social interactions, while staying in environments the child is most comfortable in.

What does the service provide?

  • Therapy with child, family, & others
  • Therapy in all relevant settings (home, community, school)
  • Training for the support people (home, community, school)
  • Data driven decisions
  • Goals Developed for your child
  • A variety of gentle methodologies

QDS has had tremendous success with Selective Mutism Cases

“My daughter Rachel has made a huge leap with her Selective Mutism due to her work with QDS.  She went from not speaking at school for 4 years to speaking like any other child within 3 months of service. ”  –M.E., parent

 “After more than a year of trying to find appropriate help for Isabelle, Quinn Developmental Services was a savior! Isabelle is making great progress and we are so excited about her future! I would recommend QDS to all families dealing with Selective Mutism!”   -J.B., parent

 “I can’t say enough positive things about the incredible progress Micah has made and how Quinn Developmental Services played a leading role in that progress.  My heart is jumping for joy.  Micah is now participating in class.  He raises his hand and actually answers questions to the teacher (in front of his peers) when called upon and also speaks with other children.”   -L.S., parent

Toilet Training

QDS has approximately 95% success with toilet training, to include children with extreme challenges.

Who is this for? (ANY of the following below)

  • Children who have special needs to include cognitive and physical delays
  • Children who are older toddlers who have met with little success with other programs or strategies
  • Typical children who need to be toilet trained in preparation for a pre-school/school setting
  • Typical children whose parents would like to use a professional to avoid child/parent struggles and/or due to hectic family lifestyles

What is the toilet training approach?

  • QDS experienced trainers work directly with the child for approximately 4-20 hours to ensure success
  • Parents observe, learn theory and application to continue the successful strategies for follow-up
  • Gentle and often fun approaches are used, with persistency until success is achieved

 What do we get?

An initial questionnaire to estimate success probability

  • 1-3 days of direct service with follow-up phone calls and visits as deemed necessary
  • Consultation and possible visits into the school setting to ensure generalization of skills and strategies
  • Parent Training – both theoretical and applied
  • Pre-determined goal for success