Mission: Leading the way in effective treatment by providing comprehensive services to individuals with autism.
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KGH is an innovative therapy center providing comprehensive services to individuals, and their families, with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related learning, behavioral, and/or social difficulties ranging from infancy through young adulthood.
KGH provides treatment, consultation, education, support, and empowerment to you, your child, and your family. Whether it is parent training, SLP, OT, social groups, or ABA therapy, KGH uses evidence-based treatment in order to ensure the best outcome for you, your child, and your family. Please visit our Program Guides for detailed descriptions of all the specific services we offer.
Each innovative clinic has been created and designed to best meet the social, emotional, academic, sensory, and functionally independent needs of each individual. In addition to the clinic setting we also offer off-site services. This includes:
Parents and professionals often ask how KGH began. I find myself answering that question like this:
I started working with Johnny, a two-year-old boy diagnosed with autism, my sophomore year in college. I found the job posting on my psychology department bulletin board, excited that it paid more than working in the library. Knowing absolutely nothing about autism other than what I read in my psych books, I knocked on the door of this little boy’s house. Upon entering, this cute little boy, who refused to make eye contact, gave me his teddy bear. His father quickly offered me the job. When I inquired as to the rush of the job offer, he said, “Watch”. He attempted to take Johnny’s teddy bear, the one he just offered me. Johnny began screaming, kicking, hitting, etc. Johnny’s father informed me that Johnny never gives up his teddy bear, and that I was the first person to whom he had ever offered the bear.
Leaving the house with a treatment schedule, I immediately thought, “What am I getting myself into?” Shortly after the start of his in-home Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program, the consultant moved away and the other therapists on his team quit, leaving me as his only therapist. I was forced to quickly learn not only how to teach a child with autism, but also what to teach a child with autism. I worked with Johnny 2 ½ hours a day, six days a week for 3 ½ years. We went through tough times and intense behaviors. I often found myself creating materials from magazines since his family did not have the financial resources to buy the needed teaching materials. We also went through great times, hearing his first words (“shoe” and “ball”) and watching the school bus pick him up for the first day of kindergarten (regular kindergarten, that is!!). Along the way, I learned a great deal about autism, as well as how autism affects the family.
Over the years of working with numerous clients with various learning, developmental and social abilities as well as spending countless hours reading evidence-based research literature, I came to realize that in order to successfully teach, it was my responsibility to learn the various types of teaching approaches and then individualize each child’s treatment based on the specific needs and learning style of that child.
So how did KGH get started? It started with a little boy named Johnny and blossomed into several therapists with similar desires and goals: to do what we can to help our clients achieve their maximum potential!
Welcome to our website and good luck and best wishes for you and your family!
Kim Garvey Hoehne, M.A., BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Child Development Specialist
Founder/Owner of KGH
At KGH, we believe our client’s success is only as good as their therapy teams. Because of this, KGH is dedicated to ensuring that all of our employees receive the best in initial training, continued supervision support, and access to the most innovative treatment technology.
Not only do we provide you with more initial training than anyone around, but we take it even a step further and provide you with monthly monitoring checks so you can feel secure that the therapy you are providing adheres to our best-practice standards.
You will feel great about your treatment skills, have highly skilled collegues to work with, and feel great satisfaction watching the client’s grow and learn; all a result of your hard work and support!
Our KGH Employee Vision
KGH is dedicated to creating a team of people who are inspired to be the very best they can be and who are devoted to making a positive difference in those they support. Having this strong commitment, we do what it takes to be the most sought out place to work for in this field!
What is the experience like working with KGH?
KGH lives and breathes by our six core values. They are:
I have been working at KGH Consultation & Treatment full-time
Every step of the hiring process, from initial phone screen through orientation, was convenient and stress-free. Denise and the entire KGH team made my transition as seamless as possible. Everyone at KGH has been extremely welcoming, and willing to provide me with the tools and knowledge necessary to complete my tasks. I have noticed, within my first week, the passion that our therapists have for the work that they do. No-one takes the easy way out, and the staff at KGH are dedicated to fulfilling the mission. Kim, the CEO of KGH, has a true passion and genuine interest in her staff. I recall during my interview with Kim, her humbleness, eagerness for fresh talent and diverse perspectives, and willingness to be vulnerable. This is a great place to be!
Turnover rates, but ABA is a competitive field.
Advice to Management
Keep pushing the organization forward!