A Team Approach
Intensive home-based services utilize a team approach in a child’s home. The teams, consisting of Behavioral Therapists, specialists from early intervention programs or public schools, and family members, collaborate to provide intensive services. Supervision is provided by Board Certified Behavior Analysts. Research supports intensive services produce the best outcomes for children on the Autism Spectrum (Lovaas, 1987).
Beacon Services staff work together with the family to implement behavioral programs targeted to promote the development of age appropriate social interactions, communication skills and the reduction of behaviors that interfere with family life.
Services are provided in the home and scheduled in a way that works best for young children and busy families. If a child is attending early intervention groups or a school program, the team may decide to have some services provided on site to allow opportunities for inclusion and coordination of goals and teaching strategies.