In-home Services | Early Autism Project
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In-home Services

Intensive ABA services can be provided in the comfort of your home, as well as in various community locations. Due to work schedules or other daily responsibilities, in-home therapy is often easier for some families.

EAP serves children of all ages and ability levels across the autism spectrum. Here are the steps to begin receiving in-home services through EAP.

  1. Request an Intake Packet by calling (803) 905-4427 or completing our Intake Request Form here.
  2. Complete the intake forms and return along with copies of recent evaluations.
  3. Once we receive your intake information, we will call you to schedule an Initial Workshop.

Early Autism Project’s tiered supervision model is implemented to provide children the highest quality research- based ABA program in their natural setting. We consult with our families to determine which models are best for each child and we work with third party payors to ensure we provide the authorized therapy model.

Some of the models we offer include the following. Each model can also be implemented in an EAP clinic or school setting:

  • Focused ABA Treatment: Focused ABA ranges from 10-25 hours per week of direct treatment (plus direct and indirect supervision and caregiver training). However, certain programs for severe destructive behavior may require more than 25 hours per week of direct therapy (for example, learners that have no functional communication sys
    tem or have high rates of severe problem behavior).
  • Comprehensive ABA Treatment: Comprehensive ABA Treatment often involves an intensity level of 30-40 hours of 1:1 direct treatment to the client per week, not including caregiver training, supervision, and other needed services. However, very young children may start with a few hours of therapy per day with the goal of increasing the intensity of therapy as their ability to tolerate and participate permits. Treatment hours are subsequently increased or decreased based on the client’s response to treatment and current needs. Hours may be increased to more efficiently reach treatment goals. Decreases in hours of therapy per week typically occur when a client has met a majority of the treatment goals and is moving toward discharge. Although the recommended number of hours of therapy may seem high, this is based on research findings regarding the intensity required to produce good outcomes. It should also be noted that time spent away from therapy may result in the individual falling further behind typical developmental trajectories. Such delays will likely result in increased costs and greater dependence on more intensive services across their life span1.

1. Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Practice Guidelines for Healthcare Funders and Managers pp 25.

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