At Behavioral Innovations we know that living with the reality of a disability, at best, can be unpredictable. Your circumstances as a family, caregiver, or provider often change. As a result, our Specialized Services are designed to meet your family’s unique needs by designing a support program that will fit your situation. These services can be delivered in isolation, together or along with our Treatment Center services and are available for children, adolescents and adults.
- In-home services: Historically, ABA was delivered in the home setting by staff who were hired by the family and overseen by a BCBA. The BCBA would train the family and individuals in ABA procedures while also outlining an effective individualized treatment plan for the child. Behavioral Innovations continues to oversee these types of in home programs in order to meet the needs of the community. Parents of children diagnosed as early as 18 months may choose an in home program due to their child’s age. Likewise, services for older children may be more appropriate in the home setting. There are skills that are difficult to address in a Treatment Center such as family interactions, sibling rivalry, sleep issues, eating problems, daily routines, bathing, etc. that would be more appropriate to address through an in home program. Behavioral Innovations welcomes the opportunity to work with families who would like to hire their own staff or we will hire, train and manage the staff.
- Community Based Services: Individuals with Autism have a tendency to struggle with participating in community based activities such as grocery shopping, church, sporting events, eating out at a restaurant, etc. It is a goal of the treatment plan to equip our clients with the skill sets needed to participate effectively in the community. While we address most of the fundamental skills for community outings in our home based or treatment center based services, sometimes it is necessary for therapy to occur in the community setting. Generalization of skills from the therapy setting to the naturalistic setting doesn’t always occur but simply spending a few hours with the client and family in the community is sometimes enough to help the client enjoy the activity and be successful!
- Help with a specific short-term behavior problem: ABA is a well recognized therapy in the Autism community; however, Behavior Analysts are equipped to help with other disabilities as well as just behavioral issues. Typically a Functional Behavior Assessment is conducted for behavioral issues and a treatment plan is developed based on the findings. Family members, care givers, teachers, and significant others and any other caregiver involved in the person’s life take part in the analysis and intervention when appropriate. This process is typically one that can be brief, but life changing for the individual and those they love.
- Academic remediation: Behavior Analysis is the science of learning. Who better to assist someone with academic remediation than a Behavior Analyst? The goal is to determine how the individual learns and to arrange the environment in such a way that the person is successful in current academic situations and in future situations as well. These services can be conducted in the Treatment Center, home, school or community setting.
- Parent Training: Behavioral Innovations offers a parent training series as well as individualized parent training. Clients receiving Treatment Center or home based services participate in regular parent trainings as a part of our program. Families that are not a part of these services may just receive parent training only. These parent training sessions are tailored to fit the family’s needs and the child is the focus of the training.
- Social Skills groups: The social group is designed to aid children in becoming socially skilled such that they can be successful in real world situations. The goal is for the child to gain the skills to make friends, maintain friend/family connections and have positive interpersonal relationships. These sessions are conducted in the treatment center and involve visuals in teaching, role-playing, discussion and homework.