Specialty Programs

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Elite Therapy is pleased to offer special programs and assistance including:

  • Aquatics
  • Hippotherapy 
  • Counseling
  • ABA Therapy

Patients interested in these programs must meet the following criteria to qualify for participation:

  • Must be an active patient of Elite Therapy for at least one month with an 85% attendance record for therapies received.
  • Must be receiving therapy services with clinical goals that will be augmented by the specialty program.  This will be determined by the therapist(s).
  • Therapist(s) must agree that the patient is an appropriate participant for the specialty program of interest.

**All specialty programs are therapeutic tools used for the purpose of accomplishing physical, occupational, and/or, speech therapy goals.  The therapist may choose to use them for a period of time when they feel the specialty program will be beneficial to accomplish therapy goals.

 

COUNSELING

Kim Nesmith, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern
~ Supervised by Jennifer Phillips, Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor
http://wacochildcounseling.com/about/

Kim Nesmith offers counseling services through the Academy for Speech and Language for children aged 3 through adults. She has a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and is also a Certified School Counselor. Kim holds a degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from Baylor University. Before she pursued a career in counseling, she worked as a classroom teacher, special education teacher for children with severe emotional and behavioral disorders, and a behavioral consultant. She has experience counseling children, adolescents, and adults in schools, private practice setting, and a university health clinic.

Kim uses creative counseling techniques to help her clients meet their personal goals. She uses an eclectic approach including Narrative, Solution Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral techniques within a strong therapeutic relationship always keeping in mind the client’s age and development and utilizing play in all sessions with children.

She is currently offering a variety of services:


Anger Management/ Social Skill Classes for Children
$20 per 50 minute session

  • Ages 3-6: Come with Mom, Dad, or other grown up to do music, art, & stories as we learn together how to self-regulate emotions.
  • Ages 5-9: Games, art, & other fun activities will be used to teach calming strategies, conflict resolution techniques, perspective taking, and many other skills!
  • Ages 10-13: Tween tested techniques to help your children learn problem solving skills, including assertiveness, coping strategies, and more!
  • Ages 13-18: Age appropriate activities and discussions allow teens to feel heard while learning and practicing anger management skills and increasing self-awareness in a safe environment.

Parenting Classes- Parenting the “Not So Easy Kid”

  • 5 week series, just $20 per session & spouse is free!

Anger/ Stress Management Classes for Adults


Individual Counseling for Children, Adolescents, and Adults


Applied Behavioral Analysis

ABA, applied behavioral analysis, is the application of behavioral principles, to everyday situations to increase or decrease targeted behaviors. ABA has is used to help children acquire many different skills, including: language skills, self-help skills, and play skills; in addition, these principles can help to decrease aggression, self-stimulatory behaviors, and self-injury. Through a collaborative team approach ABA benefits the child in all environments including home, social, school, and other therapies. The goal is to find a way of motivating the child and using a number of different strategies and positive reinforcement techniques to ensure that the sessions are enjoyable and productive.