What is it?
Soar Early Intervention was created to provide individualized support and services to young children who may be at risk of developmental delays. The purpose of the Soar Early Intervention program is to help children develop to their full potential and achieve success in school and beyond. Intervention may include therapy, behavioral support, and family-centered services.
How Does It Work?
Early intervention typically involves a team approach, with a range of specialists working together to provide comprehensive support to the child and their family. This team will include Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT).
The process begins with an evaluation completed by a BCBA to identify areas of need. This assessment will involve parent interviews, standardized assessments, observation, and interactive play. From there, an individualized intervention plan is developed based on the child’s unique needs. This assessment will determine the medical necessity of Applied Behavior Analysis therapy. Need must be established in order to proceed with therapy. Some children will be the right fit for our early naturalistic intensive behavior intervention services and some children will be referred to a setting that will better meet their needs.
The goal of early intervention is to provide support as early as possible to help children meet developmental milestones and reach their full potential. This may involve working on skills such as communication, social interaction, play behaviors, social engagement, self-regulation, school readiness, or daily living skills.
Why should I consider it for my child?
The benefits of early intervention can be numerous. Children who receive early intervention services may experience:
- Improved cognitive, language, and social-emotional development
- Increased school readiness and academic success
- Greater independence and self-sufficiency
- Strengthened family relationships and support systems¹
Research has also shown that early intervention is a cost-effective way to support children’s development and prevent future challenges.
¹Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, 2014 Feb, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24472258/
Soar Early Intervention services are available for children between the ages of 2 and 5
Our Soar program will include, but is not limited to:
- opportunities for social interaction and play
- emphasis on natural rewards that follow the child’s interests
- activities designed to motivate engagement and increase learning
- main focus of therapy is on the child’s social engagement and meaningful interactions
- priority on parent training and family involvement
What will my child’s day look like?
Our Soar team offers two different session times every day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
- Weekly, Monday through Friday
- 8:30am-11:30am and 12pm-3pm
Soar Spots are limited so sign up today!
Frequently Asked Questions
When determining medical necessity of services most third party payers need evidence of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis derived using approved assessment protocols conducted by a psychologist or medical doctor. In addition to this diagnostic assessment, the assessment conducted by the BCBA also must demonstrate need.
We recommend that you meet with our team to discuss your child’s needs, your goals in therapy, as well as our process so you can make an informed decision about whether early intervention services are right for you and your child.
Our early intervention program runs year round Monday through Friday from 8:30am- 3:00pm.
Our team is happy to help you determine out of pocket costs based on your individual insurance plan. We accept most major insurance programs. Please call our main line and press 2 for more information.
Each child is placed with a RBT in a 1:1 setting to develop their individual skills. There may be some opportunities to interact with other kids in the Soar program to work on cooperation and social communication goals.
Your child should bring a water bottle and snacks daily. Due to allergies and dietary restrictions Soar will not provide food and drinks.
You are welcome to stay in our comfortable lobby during therapy sessions but for patient confidentiality parents are not allowed in the treatment areas.
We love involved parents! Part of the success of therapy is parent involvement and carry over of skills at home. Soar includes weekly parent training sessions as well as opportunities to learn skills with your child and therapist in a private treatment room.