Innovative Behavioral Therapies
Innovative Behavioral Therapies' purpose is to provide Intensive Behavioral Treatment Plan for our clients. Our Treatment Plan includes:
Assessment and Treatment of Individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other pervasive developmental disabilities
Individualized Behavior Programs including Self -Management Strategies
Individualized Educational Treatment Plans
Education and Hands on Training with Families using Applied Behavioral Analysis Principles
Collaboration with Key Stakeholders
It can be quite overwhelming when you research information on autism. You will find that you are reading about a lot of different diagnosis and treatments and may not know where to begin. The team at Innovative Behavioral Therapies is here to help guide your family through each and every step. We will be by your side from the initial stages of getting early treatment to overseeing ongoing treatment.
We are here to answer any and all questions that you may have.
Let's begin with some facts:
1. There is accumulating evidence that children on the autism spectrum can be detected by 18 months of age. (Zwaigenbaum, et al., 2005)
2. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) impacts a child's ability to communicate, socially interact with others, understand language, and play skills.
3. There is strong evidence that intensive early intervention can improve symptoms of ASD and can have a positive impact on a child's social and cognitive development.
4. If your child is displaying signs of developmental delays within the first three years of life, it is important to contact your child's pediatrician or family doctor to discuss your child's development.
As a parent, you are the best observer of your child's behaviors and can detect early warning signs of autism. Monitor your child's development, take action and talk to your child's doctor about your concerns and don't accept a wait-and-see approach. Below are some developmental milestones within the first 3 years of life. Trust your instincts, and if your child is showing signs of delays, seek help.
The following are the milestones that your child should meet:
Babbling with string vowels
Responds to sounds
Sits without support
Makes sounds like“mama”and“dada”
Imitates sounds and gestures
Points to objects
Use simple gestures (shake heads, wave)
Follows simple direction
Explore objects (shakes, bangs, throws)
The Next Steps
Talk to your child's doctor.
If you notice that your child is not meeting the milestones, Talk to your child’s pediatrician or your family doctor and share your thoughts and concerns. Be persistent. Schedule follow-up appointments with your child’s doctor, seek a second opinion, or ask for a referral to a child development specialist. The more you communicate your concerns about your child’s development, the likelihood your child will be appropriately diagnosed and can seek early and intensive treatment to improve your child’s life.
Says several single words
Points to share interest
Plays simple pretend play (feeding a doll)
2 Years Old
Says sentences with 2 to 4 words
Follows simple instructions
Plays simple make believe games
3 Years Old
Use 3 word phrases
Takes turns in games
Shows wide range of emotions
Follows instructions with 2 or 3 steps
Plays pretend or make-believe