ACM was founded in 2002 out of a dream to create a nurturing, hands-on environment that enhances the development of the whole child socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively, based on growing knowledge of best practices. ACM is a year-round therapeutic clinic which is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (extended hours are available by request), serving children from 3 months to 21 years of age. Half, part, and full day schedules are available to meet varying child and family needs.
Our Philosophy: ACM is built on the principle that children learn best through play. In our rich, therapeutic environment, children develop positive self-concepts, proactive communication skills, and a life-long love of learning through hands-on experiences. Children are encouraged to explore, invent, and discover logical paths to create meaningful experiences and their own unique understanding of the world. We value family traditions and family involvement in the ongoing education of young children. We believe in building a strong community through mutual respect, collaboration, understanding, and open communication.
At ACM we do not address one specific developmental area, but instead look at a child GLOBALLY (e.g., cognitive skills, language and communication, social-emotional skills and behavior, gross and fine motor skills, and self-help skills). Our team incorporates all of the important work of occupational therapists (OT), speech and language pathologists (SLP), and other specialists (such as education or mental health) in their work with children to improve their functioning and relationships at home and at school. The ACM team focuses primarily on helping children learn how to stay engaged, to play with peers appropriately, develop their social-emotional capacities, and improve their communication skills. School-readiness skills can also be incorporated into therapy sessions. All of this is done primarily through PLAY!
Organizational Beliefs: We believe that every day holds the possibility of a miracle. We aim to grow, learn and develop, just like the children we serve. Our experienced staff provides early intervention, home-based, school-based, and clinic-based services in Casper, Wyoming. Our team is dedicated to enriching the lives and bringing out the extraordinary in all the individuals we serve.