When a child has deficits that interfere with most areas of their life, then intensive services may be necessary. Intensive services usually involve 15-30 hours per week, provided in the home and/or school environment. The bulk of hours are completed by a highly trained direct interventionist, with frequent supervision by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Intensive interventions focus on all areas necessary for the student to learn the skills to improve the quality of their lives. Programs are individualized to the specific student’s needs and typically address:
Some Children/teenagers/adults do not require intensive services, but could use help in specified areas of their lives. These individuals can receive anywhere from 2-15 hours per week. Areas of focus could include:
Parent training is an integral part of ALL home programming services. Parent training is a collaborative process; we are the "experts" in ABA, but YOU are the expert in your child and family! Parents will meet with a BCBA 2-4 times per month. Parent training involves discussions of parental concerns, training on ABA principles, practical application of ABA so parents can best support their children, troubleshooting what is not working in the home, and general parental support.
In addition, CBC provides parent training ONLY services for families that are interested. This may be the right choice for children who do not require intensive or focused interventions, but parents continue to have areas of struggle. This may also be the right choice for families with no funding for more intensive services. In addition, many families with children with behavioral concerns but who are not diagnosed with Autism, may seek out parent training services. Parent training services can be short or long term.