Unsure of whether her son’s behavior was typical or not, Tracey decided to bring Aundrae to Kids for the Future’s pediatric day clinic in Forrest City. Our therapists quickly noted Aundrae’s developmental delays and referred him to the Dennis Developmental Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a phonological disorder and an anxiety disorder.
As most children with autism, Aundrae learns information differently than his peers and does not do well with changes in his daily environment. To help Aundrae gain the knowledge and skills he needed for school, our therapists introduced him to day-to-day situations and structured classroom settings. We also provided his mom, Tracey, with exercises so she could continue to work with Aundrae on his sensory issues at home. These proactive steps, along with our early detection, allowed Aundrae to graduate from Kids for the Future and successfully transition to kindergarten. Read More