The Woods 自闭症 RTF is a non-secure residential treatment facility providing comprehensive services for up to 28 children and adolescents (ages 6 to 21) who present with autistic disorder concomitant with psychiatric, 情感, 发展, and behavioral difficulties. The Woods 自闭症 RTF is anticipating children who have communication difficulties, 社会ization challenges, and who engage in odd or repetitive and/or dangerous behaviors.
在推荐全球十大博彩公司排行榜自闭症RTF, 社会 and communicative development is emphasized in the context of adaptive behavioral change. Therapeutic supports emphasizes evidence based approaches for treating children with autistic disorder. The primary emphasis for treatment will be derived from applied behavior analysis, significant supports from clinicians, 精神病学, 护理, and residential staff counselors. Supportive services such as speech therapy, 职业治疗, 物理治疗, and nutritional services are available when deemed necessary.
The target population for the Woods 自闭症 RTF will consist of children and adolescents (under 21 years of age) who have a DSM-IV Axis I diagnosis of autistic disorder or one of the related pervasive 发展 disorders. Individuals who are referred to this program are likely to display symptoms of psychiatric disturbance of sufficient severity and/or frequency as to no longer be candidates for continued placement in the family home, 公立学校, or similarly minimally restrictive setting.
These psychiatric symptoms may include:
- General Non-Compliance
- Other Maladaptive Behaviors
The program is specifically designed to address the treatment needs of individuals on the lower end of the 自闭症 spectrum. The persons served in this program will have a functioning level consistent with intellectual disability, whether or not someone has actually applied that classification. The individuals will also have significant deficits in conceptual, 社会, and practical adaptive functioning in all of the individuals to be served in this program.
Underlying Treatment Principles
The 自闭症 RTF uses a strength-based approach and tailors each child’s program to meet his/her individual needs. The approach has been to attempt to incorporate all aspects of a child’s functioning into the treatment planning. The treatment models are grounded in providing the structure and support necessary to help each individual feel safe, both physically and 情感ly. Behavior change is able to occur within the safety of the environment. Children who have previously presented with 社会ly inappropriate behaviors are able to develop healthier and more positive ways of interacting with the world, and coping with their psychiatric and 情感 challenges. Within this broad context, several underlying treatment principles have remained consistent:
- Evidence Based Practices
- Residential Programming
- Adjunctive Therapies (Occupational, Physical, & 言语治疗)
- 家庭治疗 & 家长培训
- Clinical Psychologist
- Board Certified Behavioral Analyst
- Speech, Physical, and Occupational Therapists
- Certified 特殊教育 Instructors
Given the expectation of behavioral expertise across all aspects of this program, staff will receive specific training geared toward working with children who have 自闭症. This training will include, but not be limited to the following areas:
- Basic Applied Behavior Analysis
- Reinforcement Strategies
- Functions of Behavior
- 自闭症 Myths and Realities
- SMART Training (behavioral prevention)