Early Childhood - Services

Early Childhood: Birth-5

Fraser is the Premier Provider and Expert On Early Childhood Development

Fraser can help with these common diagnoses, issues, behaviors and more.
  • Feeding Issues
  • Tantrums
  • Sleeping Problems
  • Late Milestones
  • Non-Verbal
  • Intellectual Delay
  • Speech Concerns
  • Anger
  • Clinginess

ABA is a one-on-one service involving trial-based and natural environment training. Uses ABA principles and offers programming for up to 30+ hours per week. For children up to 7 years of age. Works with Fraser Day Treatment to determine the best setting to meet the child’s needs.

ABC develops mutually responsive interactions and strategies to calm children. For ages 6-48 months.

Fraser offers a comprehensive selection of assessments, evaluations, and testing to help identify strengths, needs, and treatment options. You will meet with a Fraser Mental Health Professional for an initial assessment to identify next steps and recommendations for additional testing..
  • Diagnostic Assessment: a 1- to 2-hour assessment conducted without formal testing, including a follow-up appointment to review results and recommendations. This is the initial assessment for mental/behavioral health services that will take place at Fraser and provide access to ongoing Fraser mental/behavioral health services. Your clinician will discuss if any additional testing is needed and will provide referrals for Psychological Testing if appropriate. Psychological Testing is not required to begin to access services such as Family Therapy or Individual Therapy.
  • Psychological Testing: After the initial assessment, if appropriate and further testing is needed for a mental health diagnosis, the client will be scheduled for Psychological Testing. Psychological Testing may be completed in one appointment, or a series of appointments, providing specific diagnostic information using standardized tests and questionnaires.

Services for children who receive Medical Assistance (MA), MA through a Managed Care Program (PMAP) or are on the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA).
  • Comprehensive care management
  • Care coordination
  • Health promotion and wellness
  • Comprehensive transitional care
  • Patient and family support
  • Referral to community and social support services

Calling 612-446-HOPE (4673) or emailing fraserhopeline@fraser.org puts you in touch with a care advocate who can help with autism, mental health, or diverse needs. You may be referred to appropriate services or connected to community resources.

Fraser Case Management helps individuals with disabilities and their families find and access mental health, educational, recreational, social, and vocational services. Fraser is contracted to provide the following waiver services to people of all ages in Dakota, Hennepin, and Ramsey Counties:

  • Brain Injury (BI) Waiver
  • Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) Waiver
  • Developmental Disability (DD) Waiver
  • DD Non-Waiver (Rule 185 and VA/DD)

Case Management helps individuals with intellectual and development disabilities and those with mental health conditions gain access to needed medical, social, educational, vocational, financial, and other resources that support their mental health.

Available to people of all ages in Dakota, Hennepin, and Ramsey Counties with the following waivers.
  • Brain Injury (BI) Waiver
  • Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) Waiver
  • Developmental Disability (DD) Waiver
  • DD Non-Waiver

Fraser Early Beginnings is an interactive play-based therapy to support parents of young children (0-48 months) with Developmental Disorders or Autism diagnosis. Fraser therapists meet with you and your child to provide techniques to incorporate into your daily routine. Helps identify next steps based on your child’s individual strengths and needs. Also available through telehealth.
  • Therapy
  • Parent or caregiver coaching
  • Developmentally tailored strategies to support your child’s communication, play and social engagement

Fraser Rehabilitation Therapy offers services for children with motor and sensory dysfunction, decreased developmental and functional skills, speech and language issues, and feeding and swallowing difficulties. For infants and children up to age 12.

In a Fraser Family Consult, your family meets with a therapist to discuss concerns, needs, and primary challenges involving your child. A Fraser Family Consult may also include a review of your child’s medical records and consultations from specialty staff for speech, occupational and feeding therapy, and crisis supports.

Following your consultation, your child may receive a recommendation for treatment, which may begin immediately. You will also receive a support plan individualized to your family’s needs and recommendations for community supports and contacts.

Fraser School® is an inclusive environment for children of all abilities to play, learn and grow together. We provide infant and toddler child care, preschool and pre-K programs for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old.

Fraser Autism Skills Training improves social and behavior functioning for the child and family. Skills training can be done on an individual basis, with the child and parent, with the child and entire family, or in groups. This program serves children, teens and young adults, ages 2-21.

Fraser Family Therapy addresses a range of mental and emotional disorders and health problems, such as depression, anxiety marital distress, and conflict. When a child is identified with autism, mental health issues, or a disability, Family Therapy can help each member of the family cope and find solutions, together.

Parent Guidance allows a parent/guardian to participate in therapy while their child is at school or in other activities.

Fraser’s Feeding Therapy includes an assessment of your child’s mealtime routines and behaviors, response to preferred and nonpreferred foods, oral-motor and swallowing skills, oral-sensory status, motor tone and body positioning for sitting, tolerance for different textures and consistencies, and behaviors associated with food and eating. Following the assessment, you will receive recommendations for feeding your child at home or school, as well as recommendations for feeding therapy, if necessary.

Fraser has a contract with the Anoka Washington Head Start to triage needs and provide services to children in attendance. Family therapy services are provided at Fraser Coon Rapids clinic.

Fraser offers individual, family, and group autism therapy options to help with social or emotional regulation and provide education regarding your diagnosis. We help you and your family address needs and achieve goals for better connections, interactions, and harmony.

Fraser offers individual, family, and group mental health therapy options to help with social or emotional regulation and provide education regarding your diagnosis. We help you and your family address needs and achieve goals for better connections, interactions, and harmony.

Fraser Group Skills Training helps develop the social and emotional skills of the individual, family, or group. Fraser clinicians provide clients with tools for coping and interacting with others at home, at school, and in the community.

Learn Talk Play is a service exclusive to Fraser, developed by our therapists to serve children who have difficulty in a typical classroom setting, but don’t need intensive therapy.

Learn Talk Play teaches children to interpret social cues and interact with their peers. Children learn how to play with other children, follow and participate in a group plan, think about others, cope with the unexpected and express emotions.

For children, ages 4-6 and 7-12, who need occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, or both.

Fraser Occupational Therapists use play and other age-appropriate activities to help children develop crucial skills, such as:
  • Fine motor skills, like eye-to-hand coordination
  • Gross motor skills, focusing on whole-body coordination
  • Daily living skills, like eating with utensils and writing
  • Sensory processing abilities, focusing on coping and calming strategies
For infants through teens.

Positive and intensive parent participation program designed to help parents improve the quality of the parent-child relationship and manage their child's behavior. Goals include decreasing the child's problem behaviors, increasing appropriate behaviors, increasing parenting skills, and decreasing parental stress.

Building Health Development promotes the importance of caregiving practices in the development of young children. These concepts provide a oundation and a springboard for families who may be seeking additional support for the developmental or social-emotional concerns they have about their children.

Your child’s play, learning, speaking, and behavior offers important clues about their development. Fraser Pediatric Day Treatment helps build your child’s social/emotional, language/communication, cognitive, and movement skills. We use play therapy to regulate emotions and better control behavior. Families have strong involvement and receive support and guidance so they learn how to work with children at home.

Fraser therapists can help families dealing with issues of trauma, attachment development, grief and loss, and separation. Your child may also be struggling with his or her identity, race, ethnicity or open adoption relationships.

Foster Care and Adoption Support includes the following:
  • Diagnostic assessments
  • Psychological evaluations
  • County-referred parenting assessments
  • Children’s Mental Health Targeted Case Management
  • Individual and Family Therapy
  • Parent guidance
  • Support groups
  • Preschool Day Treatment

Physical Therapy helps children improve mobility, motor development, posture, strength, range of motion, balance, and coordination. Children participate in weekly or twice weekly outpatient sessions at a Fraser clinic.

Positive Behavior Support (PBS) is a caregiver-driven approach that includes assessment, proactively setting the stage for success, teaching new skills, reinforcing desirable behavior, and responding effectively to difficult behavior. Caregivers receive resources to learn more about PBS.

Fraser offers the following rehabilitation therapy services for infants and children up to age 12.
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech-Language Therapy
  • Learn Talk Play

Fraser therapists use a variety of specialized therapies and techniques to improve each child’s results. We also coordinate care with parents, caregivers, teachers, other mental health professionals and primary care providers.

Fidgeting. Isolation. Fights. Falling behind. Excessive absences. Drug or alcohol abuse. This is what mental health issues look like in students, but the causes behind the behavior may include anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, adjustment disorders, autism, trauma or stressor disorders, depression, and other mental illnesses.

Fraser partners with Head Start programs in Ramsey, Anoka, and Washington Counties and the School Districts of Edina, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Bloomington to provide onsite mental health care to students and families. We also offer consultations and training for school staff on managing mental health issues and behavior in the classroom.

Speech-Language Therapy is for children who experience delays or difficulties with speaking, language, social communication, or eating and swallowing. Our experienced staff use play and age-appropriate activities to help your child develop:
  • Language and processing skills
  • Articulation
  • Oral motor skills
  • Eating and swallowing abilities
  • Social skills
  • Augmentative and alternative communication (sign language, etc.)
We provide individualized care so that each child can reach his or her full potential. For children from infancy through teen years.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (also known as TF-CBT) is an evidence-based practice that helps children and adolescents who have significant emotional needs related to traumatic life events acquire effective coping strategies that improve behavior, well-being, and family functioning.

Trauma-Focused Child-Parent Psychotherapy is an evidence-based practice for helping parents and caregivers of young children who have experienced traumatic experiences. The therapy includes coaching parents and caregivers in ways to help their child heal through a safe and supportive parent-child relationship.