Project Behavioral Health
Project Behavioral Health is a program developed by the Space Coast Early Intervention Center, a Full Spectrum ABA partner campus, to help cover the cost of part-time ABA therapy for students. Project Behavioral Health aims to assist the teaching staff in appropriately managing behavioral disruptions in the classroom. This will assist the existing Behavioral Health Program by providing additional hands-on services through counseling, parent-teacher training, and play therapy.
Project Behavioral Health will provide behavioral assessments to targeted students by a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Once need is assessed, a treatment plan will be established, executed, and periodically evaluated in collaboration with the teacher, parent, counselor and BCBA. A registered behavior technician (RBT) will carry out the treatment plan when the plan is too comprehensive for a teacher to handle unsupported. We anticipate serving approximately 60 students through Project Behavioral Health.
The aims of Project Behavioral Health are to reduce the number of expulsions, reduce job loss of parents due to childcare needs, and ultimately reduce delinquency and crime. IMAGINE a school where ALL children can achieve academic success, behavioral health, and educational progression. Just IMAGINE!
Hospital Chronic Complex Clinic Grant
Through allocation of grant funding through 2017 to 2021, Full Spectrum ABA and the Chronic-Complex Clinics have provided medically necessary applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy to at least 49 children and adolescents with various disabilities including autism spectrum disorder, global developmental delay, down syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, mixed receptive-expressive language disorder, intellectual disability, oppositional defiant disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, cerebral palsy, and speech/language delays. Additionally, these individuals had several medical needs including intractable epilepsy, GRIN2A and CAD gene abnormalities, ataxia, apraxia, chromosomal abnormality, obstructive sleep apnea, specific developmental disorder of motor function, intraventricular hemorrhage, sotos syndrome, thrombocytopenia, atrial septal defect, failure to thrive, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, pyloric stenosis, patent ductus arteriosus, microcephaly, treacher collins syndrome, bilateral hearing loss and other hearing problems, cerebellum and muscle weakness, vision problems, hearing problems, immunodeficiency, congenital heart defects, major neurocognitive disorder, hypoxia, developmental coordination disorder, laryngomalacia, congenital hypotonia, respiratory problems, and immune disorders.
The children and adolescents who received services from this funding would not have access to necessary therapy otherwise. Following ABA therapy, reduced rates (or zero occurrences) of problem behaviors were achieved, including reductions in property destruction, inappropriate touch, tantrums, aggression towards people and animals, self-injurious behavior, elopement, stereotypy, perseveration, repetitive and restrictive behaviors, rectal digging, mouthing inedible items, noncompliance with educational tasks, self-care, and medical procedures, inappropriate social interactions, nonfunctional language, spitting, thumb sucking, yelling, inappropriate verbalizations, and grabbing.
Services were provided by 12 of the top doctorate level behavior analysts (BCBA-Ds) across the United States (i.e., Virginia, Illinois, Georgia, New York, and across the state of Florida).