Behavioral Therapy is an intervention for children who may be exhibiting maladaptive behaviors, difficulty with social integration, sensory integration dysfunction, non-specific learning disorders, expressive/receptive speech disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and issues related to Autism. Services are generally designated by the child’s IEP, Regional Center assessment, or through private contract from the parent with school personnel.
Services may be provided in the school, home and/or community, and may include:
- Development and implementation of a behavior plan
- Use of Applied Behavior Analysis to observe, define, and measure behavior
- Use of Discrete Trial Training
- Facilitation of students’ access to the classroom routine and curriculum
- Enhancement of social skills and peer relationships
- Coordination of parent, teacher, and behaviorist regarding child’s needs and progress toward goals