Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
ABA is an intensive, behaviorally-based treatment that uses various techniques to bring about meaningful and positive changes in the communication, social interaction, and repetitive/restrictive behaviors that are typical of ASD. Each child will have an individualized Care Plan that breaks down desired skills into manageable steps to be taught. Each ABA Plan is designed for the individualized needs of the child and will include an average of 5 to 25 hours of direct interventions per week, depending on medical necessity. These services are provided in HealthCall’s Behavioral Services Center.
Committed to Person-Centered Care
The families we serve help to choose their care teams and those teams stay consistent. Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) evaluate each new client to coordinate an individualized Care Plan with the family. They hold regular interdisciplinary meetings, conduct training with staff and family members, perform hands-on client assessments, and assist in finding community resources and support; ours is a true care team approach.
Early Intervention Day Program
Our early intervention day program is an intensive, one-on-one program geared to each child’s needs and goals. Our center-based approach also provides essential social skills in a group setting. This program runs year-round. Half day and full day program options are available.
School Readiness Program
HealthCall’s School Readiness Program utilizes the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to prepare children for the classroom. Each child’s therapist maintains their individualized behavior and treatment plans while utilizing our group setting to acclimate children to the structure of a classroom. There is emphasis on listening and responding to one novel teacher, sitting in a group setting with minimal behaviors, working toward independent transitions between activities, and engaging and interacting with peers. Activities for young children include but are not limited to art, gross motor play, imaginary play, circle time, singing and dancing, and group mealtime. A Toilet Training Program is available, as needed and appropriate.
HealthCall’s curriculum is structured to mirror that of a preschool classroom with individualized goals derived from ABA assessment tools such as: the VB-MAPP and ABLLS-R. Together, our specialized staff sustain an enjoyable and learning-friendly environment for those in the program to gain new skills to prepare them for school.
This program focuses on training children through interventions that use consistency and reinforcement. Parental participation and education is heavily emphasized.
Feeding Therapy Program
HealthCall speech and language pathologists and / or occupational therapists address the needs of “picky eaters,” and their resulting decreased nutritional intake. These services include formal evaluation and ongoing therapy relating to oral motor function, jaw and oral strength, and sensory exploration of foods. The objectives of this program include regular and increased intake of new and varied foods and food textures.
Day Program Schedules
Our early intervention day program is an intensive, one-on-one program geared to each child’s needs and goals. Our center-based approach also provides essential social skills in a group setting. This program runs year-round from:
Monday-Friday: 9:00AM – 3:30PM or,
Monday – Thursday: 9:00AM – 3:30PM based on insurance/funder approval and authorization
AM Program: Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 12:00PM
PM Program: Monday – Friday 1:00PM – 4:30PM
After School Program Schedule
Our after school program provides opportunities for school-age children to learn positive behavior strategies, develop relationships, and become more independent. This program runs year-round from:
Monday & Wednesday: 4:30PM – 7:00PM
Secure Family Portal
Each HealthCall client and their family has access to HealthCall’s secure Family Portal where they may view their monthly schedule, message office staff, and access important records. Additionally, clients have access to online resources, a live event calendar and client feedback options.