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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.


Early Signs

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.

Child's Milestones

The following are the milestones that your child should meet:


6 Months


Ÿ Babbling with string vowels

 Ÿ Responds to sounds

Ÿ Smiles

Ÿ Sits without support

9 Months

Ÿ Makes sounds like“mama”and“dada”

Ÿ Imitates sounds and gestures

Ÿ Points to objects

Ÿ Plays peek-a-boo

12 Months

Ÿ Says 1-3words

Ÿ Use simple gestures (shake heads, wave)

Ÿ Follows simple direction

Ÿ 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.

18 Months

Ÿ Says several single words

Ÿ Points to share interest

Ÿ Plays simple pretend play (feeding a doll)

 Ÿ Shows affection

2  Years Old

Ÿ  Says sentences with 2  to 4 words

 Ÿ Follows simple instructions

Ÿ  Plays simple make believe games

Ÿ  Names objects

3 Years Old

Ÿ Use 3 word phrases

 ŸTakes turns in games

Ÿ Shows wide range of emotions

Ÿ Follows instructions with 2 or 3 steps

 ŸPlays pretend or make-believe

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