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Coming Soon we are excited to begin working on our clinic in Saint Lucie County. We know that early intervention is essential to the individuals that we serve. Our goals at the clinic will be to work on functional communication, cooperative play, toilet training, and preparing our students to transition to school environment.
In home Services
ABA Therapy is conducted 1:1 in a designated area in the home (chosen by the family). The ABA Therapy program can range anywhere from 3-6 hours. During this time, the therapist will work on a variety of skills that are most beneficial for the child and their family. They will also incorporate time for play, breaks, and mealtime. The family is more than welcome to observe and also participate.
Applied Behavior Training
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is one of the most effective ways to teach children with special needs. At Caring Hearts, we utilize a variety of treatment modalities such as Incidental Teaching, Precision Teaching and Discrete Trial Training. ABA is used to teach a wide variety of skills.
When a child is enrolled, they will be assessed by one of our Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Our BCBA will conduct behavioral observations, complete assessments with the child, and interview caregivers and other stakeholders. afterward review past evaluations and reports. Based on the information gained After the assessment, an individualized treatment plan is written and discussed with the family. The family is a key part to the treatment of the child, so it is critical the family agree and provide input on the treatment plan.
All insurance companies require a parent training component which makes it mandatory for all family’s insurance. Parent training is also beneficial for your child to have parents learn and implement strategies that can help increase desirable behaviors or decrease maladaptive behaviors. You and your BCBA will determine what needs to be covered during parent training. We will also offer support group for parents of newly diagnosed youth and general parent support group.
IEP Consultation is available for families who have children transitioning to school. If families are already engaged in our Clinic Program or in-Home Program this service is complementary. If you are a parent who is frustrated with the process, please call our office to find out how we can assist you with navigating the IEP Process.
Dr. Harper provides supervision for individuals who are training to become BCBA’s and BCABA’s for employees this supervision is free. Dr. Harper can be contracted to provided supervision for individuals who are not employed by Caring Hearts. Please call our office for rates.
Parent SUPPORT GROUP
New Diagnosis Group and Continuing Parental Support