JFK Partners serves individuals with developmental disabilities across the life span, from toddlers through adults. Primary referral questions tend to be diagnostic with a focus on autism spectrum disorder. Assessment services include interdisciplinary team assessments and single discipline assessments (psychology or speech/language). Therapeutic services include psychotherapy, speech/language, and occupational therapies, group therapy, and family therapy. JFK Partners is committed to interdisciplinary training. As a result, many of our clinical services are delivered by advanced trainees across disciplines, paired with close supervision by JFK faculty. 

• Diagnostic Assessments and Therapies call 720-777-6630
• General JFK Partners call 303-724-5266

Evaluations

Interdisciplinary team evaluations may include the following disciplines: psychology, occupational therapy, speech/language pathology, developmental-behavioral pediatrics, and child psychiatry. 

These evaluations provide diagnostic clarification and recommendations for treatment. Families seeking evaluations generally request an initial diagnosis, second opinion, recommendations for an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), or follow-up treatment recommendations.

  • Psychological Evaluations: Psychological evaluations are typically performed for purposes of diagnostic clarification and may include intellectual and cognitive assessment, academic assessment, social/emotional assessment, functional assessment of behavior, and evaluation of adaptive behavior and self-care functioning.
  • Speech/Language Evaluations: Speech/language assessments include evaluation of receptive and expressive language functioning, social language and oral-motor functioning.

Treatment

A variety of therapy services are available through JFK Partners’ faculty and trainees. They include speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, individual psychotherapy, family therapy, group therapy, supportive counseling, parent guidance, and behavioral therapies. 

  • The Facing Your Fears (FYF) program is for youth with autism spectrum disorder (ages 8-14) who need assistance managing anxiety symptoms that interfere with daily life. FYF is cognitive-behavior therapy and is currently offered in a group-setting although it may also be used in individual contexts. Parents are an integral part of the FYF groups and are asked to attend all of the sessions. A well-developed parent education component allows for the generalization of concepts and strategies learned in the group to be implemented at home. This program was developed by faculty at JFK Partners. Training for professionals interested in delivering the FYF Program is available on request.
  • More Than Words is a parent training class that teaches strategies to promote communication and social skills in children with autism and social communication challenges. This 12-week class provides learning opportunities through teaching videos, role-playing, hands-on activities, and video feedback sessions. The program is offered in the fall and in the spring. Contact Hannah.Mellman@cuanschutz.edu for more information. 
  • It Takes Two to Talk is a parent training class that teaches language development strategies to parents of children with language delays. This 12-week class provides learning opportunities through teaching videos, role-playing, hands-on activities, and video feedback sessions. This program is offered in the fall and in the spring. Contact Hannah.Mellman@cuanschutz.edu for more information. 

     

    Interdisciplinary team evaluations may include the following disciplines: psychology, occupational therapy, speech/language pathology, developmental-behavioral pediatrics, child psychiatry, and nursing. 

    These evaluations provide diagnostic clarification and recommendations for treatment. Families seeking evaluations generally request an initial diagnosis, second opinion, recommendations for an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), or follow-up treatment recommendations.

    Psychological Evaluations:

    Psychological evaluations are typically performed for purposes of diagnostic clarification, and may include intellectual and cognitive assessment, academic assessment, social/emotional assessment, functional assessment of behavior, and evaluation of adaptive behavior and self-care functioning. 

    Speech/Language Evaluations:

    Speech/language assessments include evaluation of receptive and expressive language functioning, social language and oral-motor functioning.

       

    A variety of therapy services are available through the clinic. They include speech therapy, occupational therapy, individual psychotherapy, family therapy, group therapy, supportive counseling, parent guidance, and behavioral therapies. 

    Learn more about our therapy services:
    Group Therapy

    The Facing Your Fears (FYF) program is aimed toward youth with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders who need assistance managing anxiety symptoms that interfere with daily life. FYF is cognitive-behavior therapy and is currently offered in a group-setting although it may also be used in individual contexts. Parents are an integral part of the FYF groups and are asked to attend all of the sessions. A well-developed parent education component allows for the generalization of concepts and strategies learned in group to be implemented at home. This program was developed by faculty at JFK Partners. Training for professionals interested in delivering the FYF Program is available on request.

    Social Skills Groups are offered for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. They are 6 to 8-week courses, depending on age. The class formats varies depending on the goals of the sessions. We often combine direct teaching of specific social skills with interactive and fun activities, including creating video role plays and critiques, board games, outdoor games, team-building, art activities, and hobby and special interest nights. Parent participation is encouraged. The group is offered periodically based on requests.

    More Than Words is a parent-focused offering strategies to promote communication and social skills in children with autism. This 12-week course is guided by a Speech-Language Pathologist trained in the More Than Words Hanen Parent Training Program. The program is offered periodically based on requests.

    It Takes Two to Talk is a parent training class that provides training for parents of children with language delays. This 10-week class provides learning opportunities through teaching videos, role playing, hands-on activities, and videos of parent interaction with their child. Attendance of both parents is encouraged, but not required. This program is offered periodically based on requests.

    Learning Language and Loving It is a program designed for Early Childhood Educators working with children with language delays or are identified at risk. This 8-week class provides educators with strategies to create enriched, interactive language learning environments. This program can accommodate school teams and classroom staff and is offered based on requests. 

    School Consultations are available for public or private school programs seeking support for their staff in working with students with challenging behaviors due to behavior or learning difficulties. Diagnostic clarification, standardized assessment, functional assessment of behavior, and the comprehensive recommendations for the IEP process may all be part of the consultations.