Home-based Services

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Focus on family.

FOCUS utilitzes best practice, empirically validated interventions to promote functioning in socially significant areas and to improve the quality of life for children with developmental disorders and their families. Our program curriculum is based on comprehensive assessment results and incorporates teaching techniques based on recent empirical findings from the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). FOCUS' behavioral services are directed to improving each child's functional behavior and communication in their day-to-day setting. Often, working with the child in the home can provide a basis for the development of skills that may be generalized to other environments. Family members who participate in these programs also learn behavior manangement skills that can be applied in a variety of settings. FOCUS' ulitmate goal is to assist clients through the strict application of well established evidence-based principles of learning and motivation, coupled with an underlying focus on empathic understanding.

Services offered in-home include:

  • Functional Behavioral Assessment
  • Developmental Skills Assessment
  • Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (direct 1:1 intervention)
  • Intervention to Reduce Challenging Behaviors
  • Adaptive Skills Training (including toilet training, functional communication, and social skills training)
  • Parent Education and Consultation

 The following are general anticipated outcomes for the family of the client:

  • Increase in understanding of child's challenging behaviors
  • Increase in understanding and ability to consistently implement behavior intervention plans
  • Increase in ability to engage with and teach the child (i.e. contrive teaching opportunities based on child's strengths and interests)
  • Increase in ability to develop structured routines for the child
  • Embed a positive behavioral support within typical family routines
  • Establishing a communication system
  • Support for parents dealing with a variety of feelings and questions about the future

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