The Healing Center for Behavioral Health specializes in the treatment of Autism and related developmental disorders, providing compassionate commitment and care to each and every individual and family we serve. We adhere to this mission by operating within the theoretical practices and evidence-based principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Empirically based behavioral techniques are used to promote learning and replace maladaptive behaviors with more appropriate one.
The Healing Center offers a myriad of services for all ages on the Autism Spectrum and other developmental disabilities. We do not believe in a “one size fits all” model. We recognize that every client can be individually addressed through a variety of different treatment approaches to create a unique and tailored program. We pride ourselves on our ability to design programs that address areas of socialization, behavior challenges, communication, language, play, daily living and academic skills, that focus specifically on the client’s abilities and the parent’s specific goals. At the Healing Center we also offer a range of client ratios for treatment, either 1:1, 2:1, or 3:1, to ensure the most optimal environment to build skills and independence.
Offering ABA Therapy in Natural Settings
The Healing Center offers ABA programs for in the home, in our clinic, at school or day care facilities, and in and around the community as needed to foster appropriate functional skills. Our goal is to work with the child in the most naturalistic environment, to build strong functional skills that will transfer between all aspects of their life. Thus, if we are teaching play skills, rather than teaching a child to play appropriately with an adult interventionist within the home environment, we would rather teach play skills at a park or during a play date with a familiar peer, in a setting where parents and children are likely to generalize and maintain the skills outside of therapy sessions.
Working in a naturalistic environment also creates a child-centered, play-based modality of treatment that allows for learning and laughter to coexist. Our staff is highly trained in the ability to identify and create natural opportunities, and transform everyday social outings into enriched therapeutic experiences. The versatility of our programs allows parents to feel that their child’s therapy is a comfortable and contoured experience.
ABA Therapy Services are covered by Insurance. We are currently providers with:
- Blue Cross
What the Healing Center offers to support individual intervention programs:
- Services Assessment and Evaluation
- Intake interview
- Individualized Programming
- Therapy sessions facilitated by an ABA trained line therapist
- Supervision by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst
- Ongoing behavioral assessment
- Behavioral consultation
- Family therapy sessions
- Occupational Therapy and Speech therapy through our clinic and with CTC (Children’s Therapy Connections) http://childrenstherapyconnections.com
The types of intensive Behavior Approaches The Healing Center uses:
- Teaching appropriate replacement behaviors
- Behavior Momentum
- Social Skills Training
- Social Stories
- Token Economy System
- Self-Regulation Strategies
- Visual Strategies
- Augmentative Communication
- Discrete Trial Training
- Functional Communication Skills Training
- Prompt Fading
THE HEALING CENTER PARTNERS WITH CHILDREN'S THERAPY CONNECTIONS IN ORLAND PARK
The Healing Center and Children's Therapy Connections have partnered together to create a treatment approach like no other. Using this treatment model delivers a completely integrate approach in the treatment of Autism and other spectrum related disorders. Our program addresses the whole spectrum needs that a child with Autism experiences. This integrated approach creates a customized program that is essential to your child's rehabilitation. Our team is composed of experienced BCBA's, Licensed Clinical Therapists, Occupational and Speech Therapists. If your child is already receiving OT and Speech at CTC, incorporating ABA is the next step. If your child is receiving ABA incorporating OT and Speech at CTC is the next step to comprehensive care. We want your child to reach their fullest potential, and we have developed the treatment model that can make the difference in your child's rehabilitation. One key element of the CTC and Healing Centers model is the integrated co0coordination of multidisciplinary teams.We have pulled together a group of experts that are highly trained in our Autism Program with extensive experience and knowledge on the implementation of evidenced based practices to help your child. Integrating this approach is the core of the collaborative multidisciplinary approach CTC and the Healing Center embraces. Why would you go and see one professional when you can have a team of experts work with your child!
We coordinate services for the following treatment:
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- ABA therapy
- Mental Health Counseling Services
- Family Therapy
- Behavioral Therapy