We provide services either in the cleint’s home and community settings (i.e. school, recreational locations, stores, etc.), at our clinic or a combination of the two. This flexibility in treatment location lends itself well to providing services on a regular basis and tends to be more manageable for the family. It also allows for greater generalization of skills across locations.
Direct services begin with an assessment of the individual’s problem behavior. We then develop a behavior plan to meet the client/family/stakeholder’s needs. From there we provide extensive training implementation and data collection as well as an ongoing analysis of behavior via a Registered Behavior Technician. Direct services also include parent training.
Consultation services are indirect services focused primarily on caregiver training and support. We strive to provide the stakeholders with the skills necessary to implement the recommended strategies to modify the client’s behavior. This service includes an assessment and treatment plan, which is intended to be implemented directly by those closest to the client, rather than a behavior technician.
This answer varies significantly depending on your particular situation (including the target behavior, the severity of the behavior, and the commitment of the caregivers). For some clients, behavior change can occur as quickly as six months. Other clients may require ongoing treatment to continually develop skills and reduce problem behaviors as new challenges present themselves in their ever-changing world.
EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (ECDC)
Our Early Child Development Center is for children ages 18 months to 6 years.
The ECDC program runs from 8am to 12pm daily.
ECDC sessions are run much like a preschool, with a low staff to student ratio. We have a teacher who will run groups, create lessons and plan themes. ECDC sessions will have a balance between structured group activities and independent self exploration. The primary objective of the ECDC is to prepare children with the pivotal skills needed for general education while simultaneously meeting the individual needs of each child.
Because our center is inclusive, it offers opportunities for peers to learn from each other. Children model communication, play skills, appropriate group behavior, and emotional expression. With peer modeling, children learn these behaviors quicker than if taught by an adult. Children in this setting are also learning compassion, empathy and good leadership skills.