Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Rachel Enright, BCBA, Vice President of Clinical Development & Strategy, Gateway Pediatric Therapy, Detroit, MI. They have opened their 10th Michigan clinic, this time in Owosso to fill a countywide need in partnership with Shiawassee Health & Wellness in Shiawassee County.
To hear Rachel and Jeffrey's conversation, click play on the podcast shared below:
- Please tell us a little bit more about Gateway Pediatric Therapy?
- What led Gateway to open its second location in Owosso, Michigan?
- Are you hiring for the new clinic at this time?
- How have you been able to adapt therapy amid the pandemic?
Gateway Pediatric Therapy, an autism spectrum disorder therapy clinic, opened its second Mid-Michigan location in Owosso to fill countywide need
Michigan - Gateway Pediatric Therapy, the Midwest’s premier center for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) opened its second Mid-Michigan location in Owosso. The 4,804 square foot facility located at 1484 N. M52 offers fully customized ABA treatment. ABA is the most effective, evidence-based treatment available to target positive behavior change and skill building for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The new clinic will fill a significant need within the community due to the Gateway’s community partnership with Shiawassee Health & Wellness in Shiawassee County. The Owosso location will feature 15 private therapy rooms, as well as expanded in-home services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have a great relationship with Shiawassee Health & Wellness, and we are excited to continue our partnership with the establishment of the Owosso Clinic,” said Lisa Bingham, Regional Clinical Director and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). “We are doing all we can to meet the needs of those within the state and provide the highest quality of care possible. It’s been great to expand our services within the area and work with the county to help make services readily available.”
The Owosso clinic is currently hiring for Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs) and Behavior Technicians. Gateway prides itself on offering the highest quality ABA therapy, which is recognized as a highly effective treatment for children and is deeply rooted in the scientific principles of learning and behavior. The team includes ABA practitioners, who then apply an individualized treatment plan for each child. These services seek to provide meaningful, socially significant outcomes for Gateway’s clients.
“During the course of this year, families have been faced with irregular schedules, challenges around virtual learning, forcing them to find alternative ways to continue therapy for their children with autism,” said Bingham. “We want to bring a sense of normalcy back to these families and make it easy to continue ABA therapy so children with autism can continue to grow.”
Amidst the pandemic, Gateway Pediatric Therapy has worked at a reduced capacity within the clinic. In doing so, the team has eliminated group therapy sessions and introduced telehealth practices, as well as offering at-home services. The center and its staff continue to follow safety protocols and guidelines by implementing increased sanitation throughout the clinic. Staff members are required to wear face masks and maintain physical distance between one another and clients while in the office. Daily health screenings and temperature checks of both employees and clients are also enforced.
“Our clinics are designed to offer the same exceptional quality our clients have come to expect from Gateway,” said Bingham. “Each client receives unique and individualized therapy to ensure they have the best treatment plan for them.”
Families interested in the Owosso location are encouraged to contact the clinic during regular business hours at 770-373-5822. Once the team receives your message, a client relations specialist will answer questions and arrange the next steps.
For more information on Gateway Pediatric Therapy or ABA treatment, visit https://www.gatewaypediatrictherapy.com/
About Gateway Pediatric Therapy Gateway Pediatric Therapy is the premier center for Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy. With 10 convenient locations and more than 800 BCBAs and ABA therapists, they not only meet but exceed their clients’ pediatric and developmental goals. Through class assessment, treatment, and intervention services, either at home or in the clinic, they utilize the fundamental principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to develop language, social, academic, and daily living skills in children ages 0–21 with autism and related conditions. The team at Gateway is single-minded in its commitment to providing quality care at the highest possible level.