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Early Intervention Program

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WELCOME TO THE SUTCLIFFE EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM

The Sutcliffe Clinic Early Intervention Program was developed to help families who have received an autism diagnosis and are waiting for behavior therapy services to begin. The Sutcliffe Early Intervention program provides caregivers and their learner with a way to begin therapy amidst the many choices that need to be made. Our hope is that we can help families while they determine the best course of therapy for their learner.


THE PROGRAM

Caregivers will be guided weekly to focus on pivotal areas of development with their children. The strategies taught in the program require lifestyle changes adopted by the whole family.

The Sutcliffe Caregiver Training Program is a hybrid program that combines evidence-based behavior change programs (PRT, PC-CARE, Naturalistic Behavior Therapy) to teach and guide caregivers through this lifestyle change.

Learners will work each week with a behavior therapist to also focus on pivotal areas to begin their behavioral intervention journey.

SESSION GOALS

The Goal of Sessions is to train you to increase your child’s skills in the following areas of need:

  • Communication Skills (Eye Contact, Joint Attention)
  • Compliance, Regulation, Flexibility, Attention
  • Social-Emotional Skills
  • Verbal Expression
  • Play Skills

Together as a team, we will target “pivotal” areas of a child’s development instead of working on one specific behavior. Motivation will be used to acquire and master skills and strategies that expand communication, increase socialization, support information seeking, decrease disruptive behavior, and improve long-term outcomes that are necessary for children to learn and generalize social and behavioral skills.

  • Caregivers collaborate with a PRT-trained therapist to create goals.
  • Weekly Sessions are guided to fit the family’s strengths, interests, and values.
  • Caregivers and learners are taught components one at a time.
  • Caregivers are encouraged to implement and practice the skills that they learn weekly.
  • Short 5-10 minute videos of caregivers practicing their homework skill of the week are required as part of this program. Videos are sent to the therapist weekly, to assess skill acquisition and fidelity of implementation and for feedback during each session.
  • Siblings are not included in sessions unless it is determined part of the treatment by the therapist.
  • A Google Document is provided with a weekly curriculum prior to the start of the program.

50-MINUTE SESSION FORMAT

  • 10-Minute Parent Check-in
  • 10-Minute Review of Video Submissions
  • 10-Minute Lesson of the Week
  • 20-Minute Questions/Answer

CAREGIVER TRAINING CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

Session 1

Introduction to The Sutcliffe Parent Program

  • Areas of Strength:
  • Areas of Weakness:
  • Parent Goals:
  • What is PRT:
  • What you need to know before we begin

Session 2

PRT

  • Communication (Clear Opportunities, Contingent on Attempts, Can vs Don’t)
  • Attention
  • The Art of Waiting

Session 3

Motivation

Session 4

Reducing Anxiety

  • Priming
  • Alternatives to No

Session 5

Reinforcement

Session 6

Task Variation

Shared Control

Session 7

Positive Attention

  • Pride Skills

Session 8

Problem Behavior Strategies

Session 9

Visuals

Session 10

Creating Flexibility

Session 11

Regulation

Session 12

Next Steps

PROGRAM PRICING

PACKAGE A INCLUDES:

  • Caregiver Intake Session
  • Initial Treatment Plan
  • Insurance Authorization if Required by your insurance provider
  • 12 weekly 50 minute caregiver training sessions
  • 24 1:1 child therapy sessions (2x per week for 50 minutes)
  • Weekly Supervision provided by a BCBA

Cost: $3,767 per month x 3 month commitment

PACKAGE B INCLUDES:

  • Caregiver Intake Session
  • Initial Treatment Plan
  • Insurance Authorization if Required by your insurance provider
  • 12 weekly 50 minute caregiver training sessions
  • 36 1:1 child therapy sessions (3x per week for 50 minutes)
  • Weekly Supervision provided by a BCBA

Cost: $4,267 per month x 3 month commitment

A Superbill will be generated each week for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.