Early intervention is a system of services that helps babies and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities. Early intervention focuses on helping eligible babies and toddlers learn the basic and brand-new skills that typically develop during the first three years of life, such as:
• physical (reaching, rolling, crawling, and walking);
• cognitive (thinking, learning, solving problems);
• communication (talking, listening, understanding);
• social/emotional (playing, feeling secure and happy); and
• self-help (eating, dressing).
To help individuals with a developmental delay learn new skills and minimize problem behavior, ABA therapy is carried out in multiple locations, most often in home.
According to a brief released by the California Association for Behavior Analysis, the setting of care should match an individuals’ treatment goals. By using multiple treatment settings, individuals with autism have more opportunities to learn different skills and generalize them to new environments. By incorporating in-home services into your child’s therapy plan, your child can practice applying important skills across all aspects of their life.
In-home therapy is a great choice for teaching independent living skills, such as personal hygiene, as well as strengthening social skills with family and close friends. In-home ABA therapy also allows Jumpstart therapists to:
- Work with siblings
- Involve different family members
- Build skills in the neighborhood
In addition, we also look to target other functional, home-based skills such as self-help, feeding, social skills and much more.
Parent training is an important piece of any treatment plan when working with children and adolescents. As caregivers, parents are responsible for helping their child learn and develop by guiding them and teaching them skills and behaviors that will help them in everyday life.
Parent involvement in the treatment process has been found to be a factor that increases the likelihood of positive outcomes for the child (Crockett and Fleming, 2007). According to Gresham et al. (1999) ABA services for children with autism that include parent training result in greater outcomes for the child as compared to services without ABA parent training incorporated into the treatment.
Social skills include far more than the ability to communicate with other people. They’re crucial to making friends, succeeding in school and, later in life, getting and keeping a job.
Social Skills Groups can help kids learn conversational, friendship, and problem-solving skills. They can also be useful in teaching kids to control their emotions and understand other people’s perspectives.
Florida’s Voluntary Prekindergarten Specialized Instructional Services (VPK SIS) education program is an additional option for parents of 4‐year‐old children with disabilities that is available outside the traditional VPK classroom setting. If your child has a current individual educational plan (IEP) from your local school district that calls for specialized instructional services, you can choose VPK SIS instead of traditional VPK school year or summer programs.
We offer VPK and before/after school-services from our sister location Jumpstart Enrichment Centers.
We take pride in sharing our extensive knowledge of ABA techniques and collaborate with schools to ensure clients are successful in their school setting.
Jumpstart Developmental Services provides services such as behavioral assessments, teacher and staff training, modification of curriculum, social facilitation, program development, and ongoing supervision. In addition, we provide on-going collaboration throughout the IEP process.
We currently accept Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tricare Humana.
We are constantly contracting with new insurances. If you do not see yours here, call us to see how we can help you!