Children getting intensive outpatient service will be seen in clinic for 2 hours each day, Monday through Friday, for 2 weeks.
During this time, team members will coach you to do a functional analysis of your child’s challenging behavior. This means changing factors in the environment around your child, changing what happens right before and after the behavior, and seeing whether the challenging behavior increases or decreases.
Using what we learn from the functional analysis, the team will develop a treatment plan to decrease the behavior. Together, you and the team will test the plan in clinic to be sure it works for your child. We will also coach you to keep evaluating the treatment yourself at home. To make sure your child’s plan will apply to their school setting, we will consult with your child’s school as well.