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Therapy Included in Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS)

In Texas, the CLASS (Community Living Assistance and Support Services) program is a critical lifeline for those with disabilities, providing a range of services tailored to enhance their quality of life and foster independence. Among the invaluable services offered, therapy stands as a cornerstone in improving the well-being and capabilities of CLASS program participants. 

This deep-dive exploration will shed light on four key types of therapy offered by Acara Healthcare’s CLASS-certified providers. Understanding and leveraging these resources for your loved one can make a profound difference in their life journey. 

Physical Therapy: Mobilizing Independence

Physical therapy addresses any mobility limitations your loved one may be facing as a result of their disability. This form of therapy is instrumental in rehabilitating bodily injuries or conditions that hinder movement. 

While Acara Healthcare can provide assistance in performing physical tasks, we also want to enhance our patients’ physical capabilities so that they can develop more confidence and independence. Acara’s physical therapists work with your loved one to:

  • Build Strength and Endurance
  • Improve Balance and Coordination
  • Develop Motor Skills
  • Reduce Pain
  • Increase Mobility
  • Improve Independence
  • Cultivate Self-Care

Occupational Therapy: Fostering Daily Living Skills

Occupational therapy is another crucial component of Texas’s Community Living Assistance and Support Services program and one that often complements physical therapy. Acara’s occupational therapists focus on enhancing your loved one’s daily living skills and functional independence. This includes helping them:

  • Perform Daily Tasks 
  • Develop Sensory Processing Abilities
  • Adapt to Assistive Technologies 
  • Maintain or Improve Independent Living Skills

While physical therapy is largely dedicated to reaching certain mobility goals, occupational therapy is all about helping your loved one reach and maintain a certain quality of life. 

Speech Therapy: Cultivating Communication

For those with communication challenges, speech therapy provided by our CLASS care providers plays a critical role in fostering effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Acara uses experienced and compassionate speech therapists (also known as speech-language pathologists) to support your loved one by:

  • Addressing Speech and Language Disorders
  • Finding Alternative Communication Methods
  • Assisting with Feeding and Swallowing Issues.
  • Improving Speech Clarity and Articulation
  • Enhancing Language Comprehension and Expression

We meet your family member where they are and find communication styles that work for them. Our caregivers are flexible, creative, and experienced. 

Behavioral Therapy: Reshaping Responses

This form of psychotherapy focuses on helping individuals understand and manage emotional and behavioral struggles that may arise with disabilities. Our therapists are trained to deal with a wide range of behavioral challenges, like using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for autism spectrum disorders. 

With our support, your family member can:

  • Grow Social Skills 
  • Develop Coping Strategies
  • Learn to Adapt to Challenges
  • Manage Mood-Related Symptoms 
  • Develop Emotional Regulation Skills 

Embrace Therapy Within the CLASS Program

Each form of therapy offered within the Community Living Assistance and Support Services program opens doors to new possibilities. Take advantage of the therapy available with the help of Acara’s CLASS-certified providers in Texas. Your loved one doesn’t need to go through life with a disability alone. The Acara Healthcare team travels with them and invests in making a difference in their journey. Reach out today to set up care.

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