CARE’s in-home and community-based ABA programming provides a carefully designed behavior plan to teach appropriate behavior and independent skills to our clients. Throughout programming, CARE behavior technicians will work with your child to ensure they are successful by using evidence-based practices and making data-based decisions.
We begin by extensively evaluating your child’s current communication skills, barriers to communication, and his or her pre-academic, social and self-help skills. The information we gather forms the basis for your child’s individualized treatment plan.
Treatment plans employ, but are not limited to, the following evidence-based intervention methods:
- Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Principles
- Verbal Behavior
- Discrete Trials Training
- Incidental Teaching
- Positive Behavior Support
- Errorless Teaching
- Fluency Building
- Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
- Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication Handicapped Children (TEACHC)
What is included?
- Initial Assessment – A CARE BCBA will come into the home and assess the needs of the client through direct observation, assessment tools, and interviews with the primary caregivers. This can include any other personnel the caregivers feel necessary (e.g., teachers, respite workers, other outside therapists). The primary caregiver will also be asked to complete the CARE Initial Intake Form before the initial assessment takes place.
- Creating the Behavior Plan – After your child is assessed, our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) will create an individual treatment plan. This plan includes goals to address all or some of the following: Behavior, Self-help skills, Academics, Social Skills, Feeding programs, etc.
- Therapy Sessions –The plan is implemented by a skilled behavior technician. The behavior technician also collects data to evaluate the plan’s effectiveness. Sessions will be at least 2hrs of direct therapy at minimum. Due to the nature of behavior therapy, it is recommended that no sessions be shorter than two hours. The sessions will be scheduled collaboratively between the parents and the therapist at times most convenient for the family.
- Supervisory Meetings – The supervising BCBA will come into the home monthly to bi-monthly to observe the behavior technician(s) working with the client. This is to ensure appropriate implementation and intervention.
- Team Meetings – This is a group meeting with the supervising BCBA, CARE behavior technician(s) and parent(s)/guardian(s). The purpose of this meeting is to update progress on the behavior plan, add new goals, and answer any questions/concerns the caregiver has about the existing plan.k
- ARD/IEP SUPPORT – These meetings will be outside of therapy and supervision meetings. They will be held specifically to discuss preparation for ARD committee meetings. The BCBA will attend ARD committee meetings with the parents when requested to do so and his/her schedule permits.
CARE ABA Programming is available to children on the autism spectrum through most insurance plans. We also serve individuals with other disabilities through a private program design. Please contact us to find out more about these programs.