At Children's Behavioral Services, we treat a wide range of pediatric conditions using different services and therapies.
ABA & Early Interventional Programs
Many children with autism or related developmental disabilities struggle with language, social, adaptive behavior or attending skills. Traditional teaching methods may have limited success. While many therapies and methods have arisen in recent years, it can be difficult and overwhelming to identify which treatments to pursue. Applied behavior analysis is supported by over 30 years of research as one of the most successful methods for teaching children and individuals with developmental disabilities. At Children’s Behavioral Services, we utilize applied behavior services, the most up to date research, and years of experience in the field of ABA to help each child reach their fullest potential.
Each early intervention program is highly individualized and customized for the child’s unique needs. By starting with an initial assessment, our Board Certified and Licensed Behavior Analyst pinpoints each child’s strengths and challenges to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. While each child’s programming varies, the overall goals of programming are to enhance the child’s independence and quality of life and teach the skills necessary to successfully transition into a school setting. Each program involves a systematic teaching approach in which opportunities to respond and be successful with skills are maximized. While a highly structured, one-to-one setting is often a necessary component in the early stages of instructions, this is balanced with teaching in the child’s natural environment to facilitate generalization. These professionals communicate at each session with parents and caregivers to provide them with the training and support necessary to make the child’s programs valuable for the entire family.
Consultations, Trainings & Support
Children’s Behavioral Services provides consultation, training, and support to classrooms, teachers, students, school districts, as well as parents, community organizations and other caregivers on a variety of topics. Whether services are provided 1:1 for specific students or implemented in the classroom setting to achieve goals, our team can assist in the following areas:
Collecting and analyzing data
Conducting functional assessment
Developing behavior intervention plan
Training staff to implement behavior change strategies
Enhancing learning through the use of best practice techniques and ABA strategies
Setting up classrooms to reduce and prevent problem behaviors and facilitate learning
Facilitating maintenance and generalization of skills
Teaching appropriate social skill
Behavior intervention strategies
Teaching language to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Functional Behavior Assessment, Intervention Plans & Behavior Consultation
It is common for individuals with developmental disabilities, as well as many children without these diagnoses to engage in inappropriate behaviors. These behaviors can range from crying and tantrums to attempts to harm themselves, others or objects in the environment. Other common behaviors of concern include engaging in repeated “stereotypic” movements, leaving the home or area, making inappropriate statements, and mouthing/eating non-edible items. These behaviors can be not only frustrating for parents, teachers, and caregivers, but can also interfere with the individual’s ability to participate fully in school, home, community, social and even vocational settings.
Research shows that functional-based assessments and interventions can often be successful in reducing even the most challenging behaviors. By pinpointing environmental variables, our consultant can develop a specific and individualized behavior plan to reduce these behaviors and teach new behaviors that will help the individual meet their needs in a more appropriate manner. The consultant at Children’s Behavioral Services works with the parents, teachers, and other caregivers to ensure that the behavior plan not only contains research based best practice interventions but is tailored to fit the unique needs of the individual in their environment. Detailed, individualized training is provided to each caregiver to ensure that the plan can be easily and consistently implemented in all environments, as well as successfully fade the plan while maintaining appropriate behavior. Our consultant comes to you to provide training in the home, school, and community settings to ensure that the plan will effectively meet the individual’s needs in their environment.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy helps children and teens gain independence by improving their ability to complete everyday activities at home, school, and play. Our Occupational Therapist provides compassionate, individualized care for each child. If your child is having difficulty with self-care skills, motor skills, or play skills, our Occupational Therapist can help. Our Occupational Therapist looks closely at each activity to determine if motor, cognitive, sensory processing, social-emotional, or other areas are contributing to the functional difficulty.
Mental Health Therapy
Speech Language Therapy