1:1 Therapy [Clinic or Home Environment]
An individualized program is developed based on observation and assessment of the child. The principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, direct instruction, and floor time are used in programs. The program is typically implemented in 2 hour 1:1 sessions by a HANDS therapist. There will be ongoing consultation by the BCBA in order to track progress, make revisions, and conduct further training. Home sessions will be implemented in the home and training can be provided for the parent and/or caretakers.
Social Skills Groups
Social and life skills are addressed. The curriculum is based on the needs of the group.
School Age Group: This group meets 1 day per week/ 2 hours per day in our clinic.
Older Teens/Adult Group: This group meets 1 day per month/ 2 hours per day in the community.
HANDS offers a number of customized services specific to school settings: ABLLS testing & assessment, training for school personnel, consultation services, behavior intervention plans/implementation, and 1:1 discrete trial teaching.
Early Childhood Play/ Social Groups
Classes are 2 days per week, 3 hours per day. Children are integrated into a structured classroom setting. The goals of the class include increasing social and play skills.
A variety of services are offered seasonally:
Social groups (all ages)
Summer Day Camp (ages 5-12)
Spring, Summer, and Fall Kickball (teens/adults)
See specific flyers in the "Upcoming Events" section for more details.