Comprehensive Intervention refers to treatment of the multiple affected developmental domains, such as communicative, social, and adaptive functioning. Maladaptive behaviors, such as noncompliance, tantrums, and stereotypy are also typically the focus of treatment. The overarching goal is to close the gap between the client’s level of functioning and that of typically developing peers. These programs tend to range from 30-40 hours of treatment per week (plus direct and indirect supervision and caregiver training). Initially, this treatment model typically involves 1:1 staffing and gradually includes small-group formats as appropriate.

Components of Comprehensive Intervention

  • Intake Phase:
    Step-In will gather information regarding the client’s developmental and medical history, behaviors, and family concerns.

  • Assessment Phase:
    Step-In’s qualified staff will conduct an individualized assessment to evaluate functions of behaviors and specific areas of development to assist with.

  • Behavior Plan Development:
    Based on the information gathered in the intake and Assessment Phases, the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will develop an individualized plan with goals and objectives for the clients. The family will review the plan with the BCBA along with discussion of scheduling, transition planning, parent expectations, and discharge planning.

  • Implementation:
    The intervention is implemented based on the approved behavior plan with Registered Behavior Technicians supervised by the BCBA.

  • Continued Analysis:
    Consistent, ongoing, objective assessment and data analysis is used to inform ongoing clinical decision-making, ensuring progress toward goals is being made.

Comprehensive Intervention
Comprehensive Intervention


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