Our Classroom Readiness Group is designed to incorporate social skills and classroom readiness skills into a natural socially integrated environment. This program is designed for those children ages 3-6 years old, who are demonstrating readiness for group engagement and social interaction. This group takes place in our clinic. ABA strategies are used to further develop skills such as learning how to learn, age-appropriate play and social awareness. Incorporating fun and engaging activities with effective teaching and ABA techniques, children will develop stronger behavioral and social awareness. Teaching within this group focuses on developing learning and readiness skills, such as listening and responding, observational learning, group participation, sustained attention, self-control, social and emotional regulation, social interaction and play, and so much more! ABA therapy can be integrated into this class with a 1:1 therapist who would be working on generalization and additional clinical goals necessary for your child's individual growth.
Our After School Social Skills group is designed to incorporate social skills into fun group activities! This program is designed for those children ages 6-12 years old, who show interest in group interaction and making friends. This group takes place in our clinic. ABA strategies are used to further develop age-appropriate play, social skills, and readiness skills needed for independence within a social setting. Skills needed for successful group learning are practiced through large and small group activities, including problem solving, self-monitoring, self-control, and multi-tasking. Relationship building and development is one of the main focuses which is emphasized by teaching skills needed for successful peer interactions, including social reciprocity, social and emotional regulation, self-awareness, shared engagement and perspective taking. ABA therapy can be integrated into this class with a 1:1 therapist who would be working on generalization and additional clinical goals necessary for your child's individual growth.
What are Classroom Readiness Groups?
Classroom Readiness Groups or our group is based on the child’s ability to differentiate responses to different skills such as listener responding, following directions, flexibility, social emotional learning, collaboration skills, problem solving skills, motor imitation, play skills, cooperative play, transitions, waiting, on-task behaviors, intraverbals, perspective taking skills and following complex directions.
Here at Helianthus Positive Behavior Supports our classroom readiness group is based in Applied Behavior Analysis, Positive Behavior Supports, Executive Functioning Skills, Social Functioning Skills, Social and Emotional Learning, and the Zone of Proximal Development. Our strategies are based on rigorous evidence-based and high-quality social and emotional learning (SEL) using the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) curriculums, Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA), and building areas of social functioning using Socially Savvy Assessment and Curriculum Guide for Young Children. As well as providing classroom readiness skills with evidence and science-based assessment and curriculums such as Teaching Good Learner Repertoires and Early Start Denver Model. At Helianthus Positive Behavior Supports we work to pinpoint the child’s strengths, prioritize the skills most in need for the child, and track the effectiveness of these strategies.
What are Social Skill Groups?
Social skill groups are small groups (usually between 2-8 children) led by an adult that teaches how to interact appropriately with peers their age. Social skills can help with conversational skills, friendships, collaboration, problem-solving skills, empathy skills, and perspective taking skills.
Here at Helianthus Positive Behavior Supports our social skills groups are based in Applied Behavior Analysis, Positive Behavior Supports, Social Functioning, and Social and Emotional Learning. Our strategies are based on rigorous evidence-based and high-quality social and emotional learning (SEL) using the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) curriculums, Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA), and building areas of social functioning using Socially Savvy Assessment and Curriculum Guide for Young Children. At Helianthus Positive Behavior Supports we work to pinpoint your child’s strengths, prioritize the skills most in need for your child, and track the effectiveness of these strategies.
When you inquire about any of our services, you will be contacted by a team member dedicated to client intake and onboarding. They will be with you every step of the way while you get started.
You can schedule a consultation through our website at the "book an appointment" link or our "contact us" link. You can also reach us by phone or email.
You will be able to ask any questions regarding the enrollment process, insurance, our locations, and what services we provide. You can also get more information about how HPBS can help you and what this may look like for your individual child and family.
If we are unable to provide what your child and family need at the time of consultation, we will do our best to direct you toward alternative resources that may be better suited for your child and family needs.
ABA therapy is a benefit included in most, but not all, commercial insurance policies. Our team will work with you and your insurance company to verify benefit information for services.
Our dedicated intake and onboarding specialist will contact your insurance carrier to determine if ABA services are a covered benefit. Additionally, our client intake and onboarding specialist will help you understand all costs that may be associated with your benefits and coverage to include any the out of pocket costs included in your specific insurance plan (deductibles, co-pay, co-insurance, out-of-pocket max) so that you know what to expect financially.
We will need a copy of your insurance card, front and back to provide this information to you.
Once we have confirmed that ABA therapy is a covered benefit, we will work with you to gather additional documentation required by your insurance funder.
While all insurance funders have their own specific requirements, all will require the following: 1. a diagnosis and evaluation of autism spectrum disorder, which is typically a report prepared by a licensed medical professional; and 2. a prescription or referral for ABA therapy from a medical professional that ABA therapy is deemed beneficial.
Our client intake and onboarding specialist can work with you to gather the required documentation for insurance authorization.
If your child does not have a diagnosis? No worries! Our client intake and onboarding specialist will provide you with information to obtain services without this diagnosis, or provide information about obtaining the appropriate medical support to get assessed if you believe your child may have Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Once the funder required documentation has been gathered, our client intake and onboarding specialist will request for an authorization for an ABA therapy assessment. This must be pre-approved by your insurance funder.
During this process, your insurance funder will review all documentation provided, and authorize our certified staff to conduct an initial assessment. The approval process may take about two weeks. During this wait period, our intake and onboarding specialist will send you our intake packet to gather more information to assist us with the initial assessment process. Once approved, an initial assessment will be conducted by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. An observation of your child will be conducted at this time.
Following the initial assessment, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst will use the information gathered from the observation of your child to develop an individualized treatment plan.
This individualized treatment plan addresses the skills and behavioral needs of your child, recommended frequency and hours per week of therapy, and expectations of caregiver/significant others during treatment. Once the plan is completed, it will be reviewed and approved by the child and family. We will then provide a copy of the individualized treatment plan to your insurance funder for approval. This can take about two weeks to receive a response. After approval, our intake and onboarding specialist will work with you and your family to schedule ongoing treatment.
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Elizabeth City, NC - Chesapeake, VA
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