Programs for the younger adolescent are highly individualized and are generally short-term and problem focused. A variety of approaches are employed by our treatment team specific to the needs of the adolescent and his/her family. These treatments may be delivered in individual and/or group formats and include evidence-based techniques such as structured teaching, social stories, functional behavior assessment with behavior treatment planning, pivotal response training, cognitive behavior therapy, speech and language therapy, social groups, and enhanced milieu therapy, along with medication management when indicated.
Our treatment team works with families to implement intervention strategies across home, school, and community settings. Behaviors targeted include:
Adolescents come to the center one to two times a week with their parent or caregiver (with additional hours available depending on the needs of the child, where a family lives, and parents/caregivers' interest in participating in group activities). Usually, one of the weekly sessions is an individual meeting between the adolescent (and/or his parents) and a professional on the treatment team (e.g., psychologist, speech pathologist, psychiatrist), and one session is conducted in a group format with separate child and parent components. Individual treatment sessions are also sometimes carried out at the adolescent's school or home instead of at the clinic.
Each visit involves:
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