One of the strongest indicators of successful intervention is how competently a family is able to address a child’s goals and incorporate effective strategies within their daily lives. PACE Place is a unique immersion model of service designed to help increase your confidence and competence in a home environment. With professional support from the PACE Place team, family challenges that are often elusive in more traditional service models can be addressed.
Our vision of the PACE Place Immersion Model has been over 20 years in the making. We focus on strategies that best fit the child and family, rather than any particular treatment model. As many have experienced, our approach is focused on guiding competence within the family. We focus on exploration, which leads to the discovery of effective strategies specific to the parenting styles within each family. This insures greater success of carry over and developmental progression. We draw on the most progressive information in the field and break it down to practical day-to-day application that parents can readily recognize and apply to change their family’s future for the better.
PACE Place is a challenging experience for the whole family. You are in a new environment, surrounded by new people and new opportunities, new freedom. The power of the model lies in the absence of familiar routines and structures for everyone in your family. And, equally important, it allows you and your significant other a full week to think only of your children, each other, and how you relate to one another. There are no phones to answer, appointments to keep, lawns to mow, etc. After your week at PACE Place, you will leave with significant, measurable progress toward your family’s goals.
One of the primary goals of PACE Place is to provide opportunities that can influence and change your child’s brain development. We want to teach families how to remediate the core deficit areas of a diagnosis while strengthening and nurturing relationships within the family. Rather than interfere with family life, we want to help parents learn how to assess and develop compensatory systems that lead to a higher quality of life rather than interfere with family life. We want to help families enjoy being a family, regardless of the obstacles they face. We want to provide the opportunity to develop creative problem-solving techniques and dynamic thinking. We want to foster appropriate independence and appropriate interdependence. We want to recreate the discovery process that occurs in child development. We do this by modifying our communication, the environment, and our expectations in accordance with the child’s developmental readiness.
During your PACE Place experience, you will have the eyes, ears, minds, and hearts of over 30 years of professional experience understanding and treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD, and ADHD within the family system. We provide the opportunity to experience creative problem solving and dynamic thinking. The goal is to reignite the curiosity for the “exploration-discovery” process within each family member.
While your child is the primary reason you are considering a visit to PACE Place, we consider their role within the dynamics of your entire family. It should not feel like traditional therapy. PACE Place is not something you DO TO your children. Rather, it is an experience you SHARE WITH your children. PACE Place does not feel like a clinic and the experience will not be purely about your child. Your experience at PACE Place should feel like you are guiding your children through various experiences and allowing them the opportunity to make their own discoveries. We will help you be the guide and the primary reference point for your children during your time at PACE Place. The objectives you create before your visit guide our thinking during the beginning of the week. During the course of the week, we all will gain a deeper understanding of how, with your help, your child can best make progress on your family’s goals.