Home & Community Based Services
As part of our ESDM and ABA services, our highly-specialized therapists will observe your child and provide therapy services in his or her home environment. Research shows that functional skills emerge and develop in the child's natural environment first and enable the child to generalize to other situations and cope with a range of changing environmental demands (Bricker & Cripe, 1992; Hart & risky, 1995). Additionally, we have found that children learn best when they can practice new skills within the activities they would naturally use those skills. Essentially, the learning opportunities would not need to be arbitrarily contrived.
Many routines within the child's typical day can serve as development enhancing opportunities, which increases the number of learning opportunities throughout the day and promotes more functional application of skills.
Home-based services provide opportunities for parents to be involved in the session by observing the therapy and learning interventions which they can carry out when the therapists are not present.
A comprehensive evaluation using the Early Start Denver Model Curriculum Checklist to help identify your child’s strengths and areas of focus. This directly informs our intervention as we prepare for treatment planning and services recommendations. The evaluation is conducted by trained Early Start Denver Model therapists. The evaluation will consist of direct testing/observation and a parent report, lasting 1 hour-1.5 hours. Parents will be provided with a comprehensive written assessment of skills, treatment plan and goals as well as service recommendations.
Standard Evaluations- OT/ST
Standard evaluations are discipline-specific, and may be conducted by one of our specialists if one particular domain of development requires further testing. Standard evaluations may be required by your insurance company. Standard evaluations include but are not limited to the administration of the following:
Developmental Assessment of Young Children-2nd Edition (DAYC-2)
Preschool Language Scale-5th Edition (PLS-5)
Peabody Developmental Motor Scale-2nd Edition
Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation-3rd Edition (GFTA-3)
Verbal Behavior Milestones and Placements Program (VB-MAPP)
Our highly-specialized therapist(s) come to your home.