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Services we provide:

Developmental Services
Behavior Management
Individual Behavioral and Educational Plan Development
Family Counseling and Therapy
Consultation and Advocacy

Developmental Services

Developmental Services
- Behavior Management Plans
- Family Counseling and Therapy
- Communication Programs
- Individual Education Plan (IEP) Consultation
- School Consultation and Inservice Training
- Consultation to School Administrators, both Special and Regular Education
- Pediatric and Neurology Clinics
- Neuropsychological Evaluations

Service Delivery Model

- Home and School based programming
- Services delivered on-site
- Interdisciplinary Team Approach
- Short-term Therapy Model
- Center-Based Instructional Services
- Social Skills Groups

Research and Development

- Basic research in children’s cognitive development
- Experimental analysis of behavioral style
- Study of school integration for children with a wide variety of challenges
- Grant writing to support home and school based interventions

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Behavior Management

We offer the following services to help families and schools deal with those children whose behaviors are interfering with the well-being and developmental potential of themselves, their homes and their classrooms:
- Development of plans to manage difficult or destructive behaviors, such as over-activity, short attention span, non-compliance to appropriate demands, passive non-compliance and aggressiveness.
- Development of appropriate alternative behavior, including communication and social skills, quiet play, compliance to demands, Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills and personal independence.
- Implementation of individual behavior management plans through classroom and home observation. Training and supervision of family and school staff in the use of behavior management techniques, understanding attention span, over-activity and non-compliance.
- Formal instruction in Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior (PMAB).
- Behavioral Assistants to aide the classroom teacher with particularly hard to manage children.

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Individual Behavioral and Educational Plan Development

We evaluate the child's needs and develop an individualized program to help further his or her potential in a home or school environment.
- Development of Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills, addressing sleep disorders, eating skills, toilet training, etc.
Administering formal neuropsychological and cognitive testing as it relates to the analysis of learning profile and style and development of curricula to meet the child's needs.
- Evaluation and development of communication programs with behavior strategies to improve speech and language. Development of picture symbol systems and augmentative communication programs when appropriate.
- Development of incentives and strategies to assist children to participate in the classroom and other school or family activities which may present difficulties for the child.

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Family Counseling and Therapy

- Services delivered at home and in real-life situations.
- Parents learn to set boundaries of appropriate behavior and get a hand with hard-to-parent children. Toilet training, eating issues and sleep disturbances are specifically targeted where appropriate.
- Home curriculum is developed to enhance communication and improve social interactions with others. Individual behavioral and educational goals are developed as they relate to the home.
Family Therapy:
- Coping with the uncertainties of difficult behavior.
- Dealing with stress on individuals, couples, siblings and other family members resulting from a child's difficult behavior or disability.
- Developing healthy communication among family members.
- Empowerment of all members of the family.
- In home behavioral consultation and support.
- In home ABA instruction.
- Functional assessments.

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Consultation and Advocacy

For the Family
- Information sharing around the family and child's rights.
- Second opinions for families uncertain of the appropriateness of their child's education program.
- Consultation to families and schools on the development of educational programs.
- Networking with local, state, and federal family support agencies.
For Special and Regular Education Administrators:
- Development of specialized behavioral/developmental based school programs for children with significant disabilities and/or hard to manage behavior.
- Development of inclusion programs to aid in the integration of children into their community schools and regular education classrooms and returning children from out-of-district placements.
- Development of programs for individuals and/or large numbers of children.
For School Administrators, Teachers and Parents:
- Evaluation summaries including verbal feedback and written reports to families and school personnel.
- Interdisciplinary approach in conjunction with child's family and school.
- School consultation and in-service training in a wide choice of interdisciplinary topics.
- On-site clinics in Pediatrics, Neurology and other medical sub-specialists.
- In-class Behavioral Assistants.

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