Our Early Intervention Services are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). We provide high-quality, individualized and intensive therapies to children with autism who are under the age of three.
From the beginning, HMEA’s employees work with the child’s family to assess the child’s capabilities, develop objectives and strategies for teaching, and provide instruction in cognitive, social, play, self-care, and communication skills.
Early Intervention Services include:
- Assessment – educational and functional behavioral evaluation that assess your child’s capabilities and result in specific recommendations for treatment planning
- Clinical Design – developing objectives and strategies for teaching, along with behavioral support strategies, specific to your child’s individual needs
- Clinical Consultation – availability of a clinician to support families, school or daycare staff, and other team members
- Education – instruction in cognitive, social, play, self-care, and communication skills provided at home, at school or daycare, or in the community
Transitioning to School
Before the child’s third birthday, HMEA completes an assessment that can be shared with the child’s Individual Educational Program (IEP) team or at the transitional meeting. The assessment provides information and current progress data, and will help families form an on-going plan for treatment.
For more information, contact Jolene Perry, Family Leadership Regional Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding for Early Intervention Services are provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), MassHealth, and family insurance plans.
HMEA, Inc., is a DPH-approved Specialty Provider for children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.