Helping Infants and Toddlers Reach Developmental Milestones
Taking advantage of the early years
The brain sciences tell us that children’s brains have the most “plasticity” in the first years of life, meaning they’re more adaptable to change through learning and experience. Your child’s brain, during this time period, forms thousands of synaptic connections between neurons—far more than needed. Then, as your child grows older, the brain eliminates connections used infrequently (a process known as “pruning”) and strengthens those connections activated most frequently.
For these reasons, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends screening for autism at all 18- and 24-month well-visits—and starting treatment as soon as a developmental delay or autism is suspected.
At LEARN, our providers’ Early Intensive Behavior Intervention (EIBI) Services are designed for children under three years of age, either with a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of autism or a developmental delay.
Reach out to us, and we’ll help you every step of the way.
Starting Early Intervention Services
Our more than 30 doctoral-level clinicians, 500 behavior analysts, and 4,000 behavior technicians make up a concentration of experienced ABA professionals unmatched by any other provider. With our growing group of ABA providers in 18 states across the United States, we currently serve more than 5,000 children with autism each month. And our programs work.
Our Early Intervention Services start with an assessment, in which a clinician evaluates your child using the Early Start Denver Model or a comparable assessment.
Your clinician then works with you and your family to create a treatment plan based on your child’s assessment outcomes—and designed to help your child build skills and reach developmental milestones.
Treatment then begins in your home or Learning Center, with one of our exceptionally-trained behavior technicians (BTs) administering therapy, under the guidance and supervision of a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA).
What Early Intervention Looks Like
Infants and toddlers love to explore, observe, giggle, and play, as they begin to make sounds, move around, and take in the big, wide world around them. What do our providers’ Early Intervention Services look like and help your child to achieve?
- Cultivating Skills
With our services, your child builds skills in the areas of communication, play, socialization, and personal independence.
- Learning through Play
Using a play-based teaching model, our team promotes independence and learning in fun and engaging sessions. You can expect to see us on the floor, conducting “therapy” through the context of play at your child’s level!
- Assessing and Fine-Tuning
Through formal assessments, direct observations, and collaboration with other specialty service providers, our BCBAs continuously monitor your child’s functional and behavioral capabilities—and summarize the findings in your treatment plan. Updated periodically, the plan includes goals and objectives for your child’s treatment and evolves as your child grows and makes progress.