Our Programs are based on medical necessity and determined by a comprehensive initial evaluation, but fall into one of the following offerings:

Early Intensive Intervention

Young children (18 months – 5 years)

  • Intensive programming including 20-40 hours of therapy per week to most efficiently address individualized goals in communication, behavior, motor, social, pre-academic, and self-care domains.
  • One on one individualized therapy with a daily schedule similar to preschool to address the skills your child will need to be successful in school.
  • Monthly parent meetings to review goals and train for success to carry over to the home environment.

Targeted Therapy Program

School age children (ages 6-12)

  • Commitment is 6 to 20 hours per week depending on the needs identified in the initial evaluation
  • One on one individualized the therapy within a social setting, focusing on communication and social skills to enable early elementary-aged children to be successful in school and with making and maintaining friends
  • Monthly parent meetings to review goals and train for success to carry over to the home environment

Targeted Therapy Program

School age children (ages 6-12)

  • Commitment is 6 to 20 hours per week depending on the needs identified in the initial evaluation
  • One on one individualized the therapy within a social setting, focusing on communication and social skills to enable early elementary-aged children to be successful in school and with making and maintaining friends
  • Monthly parent meetings to review goals and train for success to carry over to the home environment

Benefits of the Program

The behavior therapists and behavior analysts at Sandcastle Centers are passionate about making change happen for your child and for your family. This is done through systematic implementation of individualized programming that addresses your child’s specific needs.

Behavior

We work with you to target behaviors that need to be decreased. This can include a wide variety of things from self-stimulatory behaviors (spinning, rocking, etc.) to aggressive behavior (kicking, hitting, spitting, yelling, hair pulling, etc.) to self-injurious behaviors to any behavior that interferes with the child’s ability to function at an appropriate level.

The ability to communicate one’s needs and wants in a developmentally appropriate way is one of the most important skills for way child to learn. Communication is a key component of language acquisition. We focus on goals that teach the child how to appropriately identify and name items/people in their surroundings, request items they need, respond to requests for information from others, and engage in back and forth conversations.

Communication

Communication

The ability to communicate one’s needs and wants in a developmentally appropriate way is one of the most important skills for way child to learn. Communication is a key component of language acquisition. We focus on goals that teach the child how to appropriately identify and name items/people in their surroundings, request items they need, respond to requests for information from others, and engage in back and forth conversations.

Self Care

This includes toileting, grooming skills, and any skills that are age/develop mentally appropriate for the child that he/she is not currently able to do but should be able to do. These will be included in the list of goals in your child’s individualized treatment plan.

Feeding

Using applied behavior analysis methods, picky eaters can learn to try (and like) new foods. Whether it is different tastes, textures, or even colors of food that your child objects to, we can use a host of behavioral approaches to help them accept new foods into their diets.

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Early Intervention

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