Spectra’s Early Childhood Program focuses on the importance of learning through play, while also addressing maladaptive behaviors and establishing goals for behavioral expectations. Embracing Spectra’s “Play well with others” value, this research-based program blends the ABA principles into a naturalistic teaching environment. It provides a unique opportunity for children to practice skills alongside peers in a playful classroom-like environment with circle time, play stations, lunch etiquette, and snack time. For older children, school readiness skills are introduced daily. Upon enrolling in the program, an assessment, including vital parent input, is completed for each child so that an individualized treatment plan may be created to guide therapeutic goals and timelines. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will complete the assessment and a team of Therapeutic Instructors (TIs) will provide treatment services.
Spectra’s Early Childhood Program serves children ages 3-7 years. Service hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. with available half day programs. Each child’s and family’s needs are unique and continuously evolving; therefore, from the first assessment and throughout treatment, Spectra will work with parents to help build an individualized therapy plan for every child.
The Early Childhood program is a stepping stone for classroom readiness. Spectra offers small classroom sizes and pairs each student with trained one-on-one Therapeutic Instructors to work through available opportunities in accordance with therapeutic goals. Various collaborations provide an increased understanding regarding classroom structure, routines, academic readiness skills, behavioral expectations, and transition scenarios. Spectra’s knowledge of these promotes the skill sets needed to help successfully transition our young learners into their next classroom setting.