A behavioral plan will include various steps:
An evaluation for eligibility will be
conducted based on: parent interviews, behavior, play and family
observations, child’s learning approach evaluation, and service
An assessment will take place. This will
include testing on various skill levels, and reports with detailed
descriptions of what the target goals will be.
A program based on the individual needs of
the child will then be developed based on observations from assessments.
Data (quantitative and qualitative) will be
taken by therapists during each session for each goal. Weekly progress
reports will be provided to monitor effectiveness. Each program will be
accessible and password protected through Emerging Milestones Online
Once programs have begun, behavioral
observations and interviews will continuously take place. This will
consist of the entire Emerging Milestones team, including parents.
Support will be provided on a weekly basis and upon requests.
Our programs are always being updated to
describe; when each child masters an item, learns something new, needs
more attention on specific skills, what his/her likes and dislikes are,
tips on what works best, etc.
Early Intervention Programs
We will provide 15-30 hours per week of direct
1:1 intervention by our Behavior Therapists in the child’s natural
preferred environment; home, school, day care, etc.
A maximum of two therapists will be assigned to
each program along with one consultant and one case supervisor.
The skill areas worked on will include but not
be limited to: communication skills, language skills, play skills,
self-help skills, academic skills, social skills, observational skills,
and learning skills.
Consultants will be assigned to each case and available for parents,
therapists, aides, caregivers, educators, etc., for about 3 hours a week
and upon requests.
The consultant will provide ongoing behavioral
training and support. The person in this role will also be available by
phone, email, appointment and over video (web cam, video conferencing)
Parents and caregivers of our
clients can take advantage of the opportunity to receive the same
intense training as our employees. We offer parent training in hopes
that families will implement lessons and use behavioral techniques in
daily interactions with their children. This gives us the assurance that
our clients are benefiting from behavioral techniques outside of therapy
and it gives parents the confidence they need to deal with certain
Parents and siblings of
children with Autism will receive opportunities to attend group therapy
sessions, training seminars, individualized counseling, etc., to explore
and discuss their feelings and situations in a supportive environment.
The purpose of this is to help families with coping and problem solving.