We create evidence-based treatment recommendations using the latest research, and work closely with families to develop individualized care plans tailored to the unique needs of their child.
Parents are actively engaged in the treatment process including collecting data, setting goals, and practicing skills in sessions. This engagement facilitates continued skill development in the child's natural environment and generalization of new skills.
Behavioral therapy uses evidence-based techniques to decrease challenging behavior (tantrums, aggression, destructive behavior, self-harm), and enhance daily living skills (toilet-training, feeding problems, sleep problems), and treat anxiety and depression. We also teach parents and caregivers how to use our treatment techniques.
Speech and Language Therapy
We use speech and language therapy to improve expressive language, speech sound productions, functional communication skills, social-pragmatic communication, and listening skills. We also use evidence-based treatment techniques for patients needing augmentative and alternative communication systems.
Occupational Therapy (OT)
Occupational therapy focuses on improving participation in daily activities (feeding, self-care, play/educational activities), sensory processing and integration, difficulties with emotional regulation, and limitations in motor skills. We will create and prioritize goals that are important to families using shared decision making.
We offer group therapy to patients and caregivers to address behavior concerns, social skills, anxiety, communication, and sensory processing. Goals, engagement expectations, and schedules will vary based on the group.
Early Intensive Behavior Intervention (EIBI)
A small-group and intensive year-round program using applied behavior analysis (ABA) to treat young children with ASD under the age of 6.
- This program has limited availability.
- Children must have an established ASD diagnosis and be under 5 years, 11 months to enroll.
- This is a fee-for-service program (not insurance reimbursable). Ohio Autism Scholarship Program (ASP) and external granting funds are accepted.
Brief Intensive Behavior Treatment Program (BIBT)
A more intensive behavioral program that serves youth with ASD and other developmental disabilities who have challenging behaviors and require a higher level of care.
- Caregivers are an essential part of the treatment team and are expected to actively participate in all sessions.
- This program meets for 90-minute sessions which occur twice weekly for 7 weeks.
Brief Intensive Toilet Training Program (BITT)
An intensive behavioral program to address toilet training in individuals with ASD and other developmental disabilities aged 6 and over (due to insurance billing purposes).
- Caregivers must have attended outreach class on toilet training prior to BITT.
- Caregivers are required to attend all sessions.
- Program consists of patient and caregivers coming to Burnet Campus 4 of 5 days across one week for two hours each session.
Brief Intensive Feeding Treatment (BIFT)
A more intensive interdisciplinary feeding program (psychology and occupational therapy) that serves youth with ASD and/or developmental disabilities and feeding challenges.
- Caregivers are an essential part of the treatment team and are expected to actively participate in all sessions and to implement strategies learned in session at home.
- This program requires 60-minute sessions twice per week for 12 weeks.