We provide therapy for children who have Autism or PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder) near DFW (Dallas Ft.Worth Metroplex) during the m-f week and special therapy at home as well as on Saturdays for other disabilities such as Down syndrome, TBI and CP. By experiencing a combination of recommended advanced therapies in a pastoral ranch setting, children maximize their development potential in a beautiful, traditional environment. With peaceful space and the ability to experience nature beyond high walls and concrete, they can learn important life skills needed to excel to the best of their abilities in the real world. These life skills are obtained through providing multiple therapies on site by a staff of highly experienced and credentialed therapists who work together towards each child's individual goals, along with encouraging social interaction with peers.
An Autism Treatment Center Near Dallas / Ft. Worth, Texas
Having multiple therapies in a natural home environment creates less transition
problems for the child as well as having all therapists on the same page for
optimal progress. The home setting allows for important life skills to be
learned, such as deciding what food to have for lunch and assisting in the
preparations of that meal, as well as cleaning up. Needless to say, special meal
accommodations are provided. Faith based therapy gives the child a sense of never
feeling alone with the challenges they are facing and for the family as a
whole, a support network based on faith. Family days are also included, where
siblings have the opportunities to participate in some of the fun activities,
such as swimming, bumper boats in our indoor aqua room or pony rides and monthly
"Swim-in" movies for the family... to name a few. These activities have
facilitated better sibling socialization. Insurance is filed for you, so no
need to worry about hassles with insurance companies. Some grants are available to
apply for, to help cover other costs. Because Mustard-Seeds is so specialized,
space is very limited. Please contact us today.
Autism is a puzzle with no single path to guaranteed success. Our brains are incredibly complex systems that process information in a wide manner of ways and we believe that stimulation should come from more than one direction as well. As a result, while the overall focus of our therapy is closely based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), we also incorporate Play therapy, Equine assisted therapy (horse), Hydro assisted therapy, Vestibular therapy, Music, Speech, Occupational, & Physical therapy. We believe that children also learn from other children and including typically developing peers in the classroom promotes mirroring and patterning of neurotypical behaviors and social developmental skills.
The therapies provided to each child depend upon the initial diagnostic evaluation of the child and additional needs determined during ongoing treatment. To promote greater use of varying therapies, Mustard Seeds is designed to offer many additional therapies on-site at
our ranch. This enables our children,
who typically do not handle transitions well and spend far too much time
shuttling between multiple therapy centers to remain in one familiar,
comforting environment with the therapy brought to them. This also helps
harried parents from scrambling to find time off from work to travel to multiple locations across the DFW Metroplex. Instead, with so many therapies conveniently built into the child’s schedule at Mustard Seeds some
parents are delighted to be able to
resume their careers and contribute to family finances again rather than being
constrained from work by therapy visits.
We understand that new places can be terrifying to an
Autistic child and we want to make the transition more comfortable as well as
provide the tools for continued success with their peers even after they graduate
our program,. Nuero-typical children who are trained by our staff assist the
children as a big brother or big sister model. The kiddos love playing with the
older kids and work hard to copy their every move from kicking soccer balls to
handling a spoon. We also have "Family day" where the siblings can
come for a splash mountain day or a pony (or horse!) riding lesson. We
understand that happiness of an individual child weighs heavy on the entire
family, so we try to include everyone so the transitions are as easy as
possible. Practically to a child, their
parents tell us their kiddos run to the car to come to the ranch each morning and cry when they
Home therapy is available as part of our weekly program and
also by special request.
Early arrival and extended pick up time can be arranged with
prior notice from 8 am to 7 pm.