Outreach Assistance to Children and their Families
Our clinicians, who provide outreach services to children and their families, bring two essential ingredients to this partnership:
- A high level of skill in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
- A set of values that respects, empowers, and acknowledges the strengths, abilities and preferences of each child and each family we serve.
Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) services are designed for young children with autism. This highly structured clinical program is aimed at remediating the fundamental problems of autism. Our well-trained clinicians and therapists provide evidence-based ABA services in close collaboration with the family. The strategies used to help children acquire skills such as paying attention, communicating, establishing eye contact and listening result from university-based research studies and are proven to be effective in helping children learn. IPPI clinicians help parents acquire teaching and child-management skills that enable them to be more effective at the difficult job of parenting. We are also available to help create the smoothest transition possible into the world of school when the child turns three.
In-Home Supports help children ages 3-21 living at home who are struggling with various kinds of medical and developmental challenges.
Our staff assists these young people and their parents find solutions that reduce stress and make home life go more smoothly. When invited to do so, a clinician enters the family home and studies the child’s behavior, helping to assess the activities, interactions, needs and interests of the child. This in-home observation is sufficiently in-depth to create a behavior plan likely to hit the mark in helping the child learn more adaptive methods of getting his or her needs met. The behavior plan devised by the clinician includes quite specific instructions for parents to follow on a daily basis, a helpful map of “how to’s” for encouraging positive behavior and opening up learning options that are satisfying to the child. Parents learn from the direct modeling that the clinician provides during instructional settings with the child. Home visits are flexibly scheduled to meet the family’s needs, and the plan is adapted based on what is and what is not working. Progress is measured carefully so growth can be applauded and “tweaks” in teaching methods can be made.
Peg Chaffee, M.Ed., BCBA
NH Clinical Director
Initial Intake Line
603.224.8085 Ext. 1820
NH Council on
Autism Spectrum Disorders