Early Intervention Therapy for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Canopy’s evidence-based Behavioral Intervention Clinic provides early intervention solutions for children 8 and under on the autism spectrum. Each child receives an intensive and individual behavioral identification assessment to determine their unique strengths and challenges, as well as detect any barriers to learning. The goal of our staff is to help children “learn how to learn” effectively through the use of various Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques and models. From the data gathered in a child’s initial assessment, an intensive and individualized treatment plan is designed and monitored continuously. Although each child is formally reassessed every 6 months, a unique feature of ABA is ongoing and daily progress monitoring. Typically, a child receives 20 or more hours per week of therapy, utilizing evidence-based procedures selected based on the child’s individual needs. As such, a variety of practices, including discreet-trials teaching, naturalistic environmental teaching, incidental teaching, and others are frequently employed by our highly-trained and supervised staff of therapists.
Canopy utilizes the Promoting the Emergence of Advanced Knowledge language training system, better known as PEAK, which is one of 19 published assessments approved for use in ABA therapy. PEAK is unique in its identification of a child’s understanding of how two things relate to one another based on learned experiences. PEAK also has some of the best clinical research evidence on its effectiveness in helping children with autism and can be used by special education teachers, parents and caregivers in cooperation with an ABA provider.
Has your child been diagnosed with ASD and needs Early Intervention? Call a Canopy Care Coordinator to discuss your options at 1-800-388-6247.