Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
ASD is a developmental disability that can cause social, communication, and behavioral challenges. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 54 children has been diagnosed with ASD. While there is no cure for ASD, research shows that early intervention can improve a child's development.
Attend Initial Consultation: To get started, we will schedule an initial consultation. This meeting allows us to gather additional information about your child, his/her needs, and what you hope to achieve through therapy. We will provide you with information regarding the services we provide, review the on-boarding process, and discuss any questions or concerns you might have.
Schedule an Evaluation: Your child's evaluation will be conducted by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). A Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) may assist. The evaluation will take approximately 3-4 hours. During this time, the BCBA will use assessment tools (such as the VB-MAPP, ABLLS-R, etc.) to identify your child's strengths and weaknesses across multiple domains of early learning and barriers that are interfering with skill acquisition.
Review Assessment Results and Initial Treatment Plan: We will schedule a second meeting to review the results of your child's assessment and his/her initial treatment plan., which will include a recommendation for hours, skill acquisition and behavior reduction goals, parent training goals, a transition plan, and discharge criteria.
Begin Therapy: At least 1 RBT (or a team of 2-3 if your child is approved for full-time hours) will work 1:1 with your child under the direct supervision of a BCBA. The BCBA will attend some sessions to observe therapy, collect data, and provide ongoing training to technician(s) and parent(s). Your child's initial behavior intervention plan will also be developed and reviewed with you during this time.
Meet Quarterly to Review Progress and Updates: We will schedule quarterly meetings to review your child's progress, notify you of any changes to his/her programming or behavior intervention plan, and discuss any new questions or concerns you might have.