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Bridging the Gaps in Treatment
We offer your child a variety of autism support and ABA treatment in the school setting. SkyCare ABA staff provides intensive support from shadowing your child throughout the day to individual education plan (IEP) consultation and collaboration with educators. Our therapists attend school with your child and serve as a liaison between your child, peers, and school staff. Through collaboration, instructors can implement necessary prompts, reinforcers, and behavior intervention plans to increase both socialization and educational performance in the school setting. Other support may include school observations, consultation with educators, and in-service training.
At SkyCare ABA, we offer a variety of ABA treatment services to help your child develop functional skills, in addition to assisting family and educators on how to support the challenged child. To get your child started with an ABA plan tailored to their needs, enroll in a program with a qualified therapist at SkyCare ABA today!
In-School Services We Provide
Taking Advantage of In-School Services
Children spend a majority of their time at school, away from their primary care provider, relying on their educators and school staff to tend to their needs. To help your child reach their full potential, educators and therapists need to work together. Collaboration and consistency are critical for successful outcomes. By offering in-school services, your SkyCare therapist can help bridge the gap and ensure your child is set up for success and getting their needs met while they are at school. By visiting your child at school and working directly with their educators, our therapists can address the concerns where they occur.
Benefits of School Consultations
When a classroom behavior plan is needed, your ABA therapists will conduct a functional assessment, write a behavior plan, and coach the educators and school staff on how to implement it. When necessary, we can create a schedule and reinforcement chart for your child that will model effective implementation for the teacher. Your therapist can also provide curriculum modification recommendations when necessary. Your team can write specific observable and measurable goals and conduct weekly evaluations to monitor your child’s progress and the need for modification. A major benefit of SkyCare ABA school consultation services is we advocate for students and their families at Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings.
What You Should Know About School Consultations and ABA Treatment
The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates that eligible individuals with disabilities, including ASD, have special education and related services designed to address their unique and individual needs available to them in the school setting. Under both state and federal laws, your child with autism is entitled to a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). This means that if the system of public education available to your child is not appropriate for their needs, it may be possible to obtain funding from your child’s school for an ABA program that may be more appropriate to meet the educational needs of your child.
Your child has the right to an individualized education program (IEP) to meet their specific needs.
Your child has the right to be in the least restrictive environment that their abilities allow.
Creating a Successful Interdisciplinary Team By Including Educators
As an advocate and liaison, your ABA therapist will attend IEP meetings to ensure that interventions meet behavioral, developmental, and academic goals. Our staff will ensure successful collaboration that supports ABA treatment plans.
Our staff can provide training and coaching on topics such as verbal behavior, behavior strategies, social skills, conducting FBAs and implementing BIPs, as well as any disorder-specific and intervention-focused training.
Ongoing Assessment and Consultation
As your child’s ABA treatment providers, your team will conduct regular follow-up assessments and evaluations to adjust interventions and goals and modify treatment plans. Working with educators, your child’s therapist can create a comprehensive plan.
An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a written plan for each individual with a disability that is developed, written, and revised as appropriate to meet the child’s developmental and educational needs. Each child’s IEP contains:
- The child’s current educational performance abilities, including how the disability affects their involvement in the learning environment
- Measurable goals, including benchmarks or short-term objectives
- The special education and related services to be provided
- The program modifications or supports that should be provided
- An explanation of the extent to which the child will not participate with nondisabled students in the regular class and in extracurricular and nonacademic activities
- Any individual modifications made as a result of assessments
- The projected date for the beginning of services, as well as the anticipated frequency, location, and duration of those services
- How the child’s progress toward their goals will be measured and how the parents will be kept informed of such progress.
Promoting Least Restrictive Environment
A least restrictive environment (LRE) is that which meets your child’s individual needs while promoting integration into the regular classroom setting. The idea is that the student should be educated in the regular classroom with nondisabled individuals. This may be accomplished with supplementary aids and services provided as necessary to promote success in that setting. A student’s placement in the general education classroom is the first option the IEP team must consider. If it is determined that a student cannot be successfully educated in the general education classroom, an alternative placement should be considered. Schools are required to ensure that a continuum of alternative placements is available. These alternatives may include special classrooms, special schools, or remote instruction facilitated in the home.
Comprehensive and Ongoing Interventions
Your child’s educators are some of the most important people in their life and have a direct impact on their developmental and academic growth. By equipping them with the tools and plans to meet your child’s needs, they can help your child reach their full potential. SkyCare ABA assists educators and school staff identify your child’s unique needs and implement interventions that help them succeed. As an extension of your child’s care team, let us help your educators help your child reach for the sky!
School Consultation Services Process
Before we begin school consultation services, your child will be assessed as part of a program intake at SkyCare ABA. We will develop a treatment plan and then facilitate school involvement.
Collaborating with your child’s educators and school staff, along with you and your child’s caretakers, we will assess the current resources and offer intervention coaching and in-services as appropriate.
Based on what programs and tools your child’s school already have in place, we will make recommendations to other resources as needed.
Follow-Up & Evaluation
As your child’s treatment and development progresses, SkyCare ABA will work with your child’s school to update plans and modify the least restrictive environment.