Safety is at the core of any successful Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy center. By creating a safe, welcoming space for individuals with autism and their families, Trumpet makes it easier to help kids learn valuable new skills and reach their full potential. From our furniture to flooring choices, every part of Trumpet’s behavior therapy centers is designed with safety in mind. Read on to learn more about the design of our centers and how we cultivate a safe environment for individuals with autism, their families, and our staff.
Interior Design Considerations for Autism Therapy Centers
Trumpet invests in kid-friendly, high-quality furniture from Lakeshore. Since we work with children of all ages, we buy a variety of furniture that’s suitable for each group of children. Some of our spaces have moveable furniture, which allows rooms to be converted to meet the needs of toddlers, adolescents, or group learning activities. Other spaces have immovable furniture that can’t be thrown or knocked over, which decreases safety risks.
Trumpet also uses Norix seating products, an innovative line of furniture created especially for behavioral healthcare use. In addition to safety features, such as rounded edges and extreme durability, Norix products have anti-bacterial and infection control properties.
Trumpet uses LVT flooring, a durable flooring option that’s resilient enough to stand up to heavy use and extremely easy to clean. Not only does this help keep our center germ-free, but it also has safety benefits. LVT flooring has an innovative stability layer to keep the floor flat and level to reduce the risk of trips or falls.
Some rooms in our centers have an even softer flooring solution complete with comforting cushions. These rooms offer extra protection against falls and offer a safe place for children to calm down if they’re engaging in destructive or self-injurious behavior.
Autism-Friendly Gym & Activity Area
Our centers feature a large, autism-friendly gym and play area to allow kids to move, play, and even practice social skills. We carefully vet our gym’s equipment to minimize safety risks. In addition to installing a specialized, cushion floor, our gym features beautifully designed playsets that encourage safe play.
From corner guards that blunt hard edges of walls to commercial-grade door handles that can stand up to lots of wear and tear, each of our centers is equipped with features to keep your child safe and healthy.
We know that parent involvement is key to helping your child succeed, so we’ve built observation areas into one-on-one and group therapy rooms. Parents can use the observation rooms to monitor their child’s progress and learn how our therapists use various strategies to help their child learn new skills. Trumpet follows a strict supervision and quality assurance protocol to ensure each child is receiving the support they need, so our senior clinicians and Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) also use these observation areas to ensure we provide consistent and high-quality ABA therapy.
Your child’s autism therapy plan is personal, and we create dedicated spaces to protect your privacy. Our reception areas have closeable windows to allow our insurance specialists and reception team to have private conversations with families over the phone. We’ve also built parent meeting rooms into each center to allow families to meet with their therapy team in private. Each center also features a separate staff area for our team to take breaks and safely store personal items.
Trumpet’s autism therapy centers are as thoughtfully designed as our individualized autism therapy plans. To learn more about our centers, and how we can help your child reach their full potential, contact us today or visit an ABA therapy center near you.
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