BHW’s Diagnostics Center recognizes that a proper diagnosis of developmental disorders requires a comprehensive evaluation completed by an experienced and qualified team of professionals. Our approach views diagnosis as the first step to effective intervention and treatment.
BHW specializes in diagnosing and treating the following conditions:
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
- Learning Disabilities
Memory Disorders Clients admitted to our program with a pre-existing formal diagnosis may require additional assessments in order to develop a proper individualized treatment plan.
Early Intervention Services for Children Under Three. BHW’s intensive ABA program for children under three involves a comprehensive global program that includes behavior, speech, and occupational therapy for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Home-Based Services for Individuals Over Three. Each individual works 1:1 with a behavioral therapist on prescribed goals derived from an intervention plan. We utilize research-based methods in therapy with the focus of generalizing skills across settings. Each session varies with the needs of the individual, but usually incorporates language acquisition, play skills, self-help skills, behavioral modification, and social skills trainings.
School-Based Services BHW’s positive behavior support program includes 1:1 behavior intervention in various school environments for a broad range of challenging behaviors such as aggression, elopement, self-injury, and tantrums. Our primary objectives are to improve academic performance; replace challenging behaviors by teaching appropriate behaviors; and increase communication, social, and coping skills. BHW believes that students have more to gain when all relevant providers, including the school team, work in harmony.
BHW is a UCLA PEERS certified provider
The UCLA Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills (PEERS) is a manualized, social skills training intervention for adolescents and young adults. It has a strong evidence base for use with teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, but is also appropriate for teens and young adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other socioemotional problems.
PEERS is a 14-week evidence based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle school or high school who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session, teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during real play activities (e.g., playing sports, board games, etc.).
Parents are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments. Enrollment is limited. Regular attendance is imperative. Parent participation is required.
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As part of our multidisciplinary team approach, speech and language and occupational therapy services are available to individuals with developmental delays. Services include assessment, individual or group therapy, and consultation.
At BHW, we care about the entire family. That's why BHW provides individual and family counseling to meet your needs. With counseling, you and those you love can discover how to manage stress, reduce anxiety and depression, and regain focus on things that matter.