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Kidz Therapy Services provides comprehensive, hands-on training to assist in the development of state-of-the-art quality programs.
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Kidz Therapy Services is dedicated to providing professional
and comprehensive services to children with autistic spectrum
disorders to help them achieve their maximum personal
development both as individuals and learners. We are committed
to working in partnership with therapists, families, caregivers,
school districts and community members to develop the most
effective treatment program for each individual child. Our
therapists and educators receive on-going training and clinical
supervision to ensure the highest quality of services. Our goal
is to maintain a standard of excellence in treatment by
providing trained professionals in the field, while keeping the
needs of the child and family as our primary concern.
Kidz Therapy Services is dedicated to ensuring a cohesive team approach and the highest quality of services. ABA providers are required to attend in-service trainings to discuss strategies that strengthen and improve the services delivered to families. In addition, Kidz Therapy Services regularly offers workshops and seminars to provide our educators with the most current research and developments in the field.
At Kidz Therapy Services, we develop programs designed specifically for each child utilizing the principles and methodology of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Our comprehensive home, community and school-based programs incorporate the components of ABA and Verbal Behavior that have been proven to be effective in the acquisition of skills across developmental domains. The Assessment to Basic Language and Learner Skills (ABLLS) is used as one of our fundamental tools for developing age-appropriate and functional goals for each child. Methods of instruction may include but are not limited to: applied verbal behavior, discrete trial training, errorless teaching, incidental teaching, direct instruction and natural environment and community based training.
Kidz Therapy Services can provide consultants, certified special educators, team leaders, parent trainers, and paraprofessionals to work with children and their families to help each child work up to his/her fullest potential.
Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Board Certified Associate Behavior Analysts function as consultants on each case. They are responsible for monitoring therapy teams to ensure client progress. Consultants continuously evaluate and troubleshoot programs in order to develop the most appropriate and functional goals for each child. Consultants may also serve as important members of team meetings by providing goals and objectives, behavior intervention plans, and recommendations for program development. Consultants also provide therapists with on-going supervision and training on effective treatment strategies.
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Special educators apply the principles of behavior analysis to teach children to acquire skills and maximize their independence in the areas of academics, socialization, activities of daily living and communication. Special educators are responsible for implementing 1:1 educational and behavioral intervention programs to children in their homes and/or serve as Special Education Itinerant Teachers (SEIT) in the school settings. The primary role of special education teachers is to promote acquisition, generalization and functionality of skills for each child.
At Kidz Therapy Services, team leaders are assigned to each case. Team leaders play a crucial role in the ABA/VB treatment program by not only carrying out the responsibilities of a special education teacher but also working as coordinators of their assigned therapy teams. As team leaders, they are responsible for monitoring, maintaining and reviewing the ABA/VB program book which includes academic, social and behavioral programs. The team leaders also supervise other special educators on the team to ensure consistency and appropriate implementation of ABA/VB goals. Team leaders also serve as liaisons between parents/teachers/therapists and the consultants.
Paraprofessionals are responsible for providing 1:1 instruction to children in the home setting utilizing the techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis. The paraprofessional will implement educational and behavioral programs with supervision provided by the team leader and/or behavioral consultant.
Parent participation and involvement is an integral part of each child’s program. The family/parent trainer will assist in broadening the parental knowledge base of the diagnosis and interventions related to Autism Spectrum Disorders. Families are taught strategies that enable them to contribute to their child’s learning at home and in their community. In addition, the parent trainer can address any on-going concerns.
Families who suspect that their child is showing characteristics of an Autism Spectrum Disorder may seek a thorough diagnostic evaluation. These evaluations are conducted by our behavior analytic teams utilizing specialized diagnostic instruments. These instruments include: a cognitive assessment, The Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) and/or the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) which is based on the criteria outlined by the DSM IV.