Roots on Craig is Judevine’s Early Intervention clinic. Located in Maryland Heights, we serve children ages 5 and younger.
We use a comprehensive Applied Behavior Analysis approach, including Verbal Behavior (VB) and Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI). Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention is a form of ABA for children under 5, with over 30 years of research-based evidence supporting its use is helping children with Autism reach their highest potential. After 2 years of 20-40 hours of treatment per week, almost 50% of children no longer meet the DSM V “clinically significant impairment” criteria for an Autism diagnosis and are placed in general education. Without treatment, only 2% reach this goal (Lovaas, 1987).
Studies show positive outcomes correlate with both the younger age children begin ABA therapy and the more hours of treatment they receive (Linstead at al., 2017, p. 4). We offer in-clinic ABA treatment because research also shows children learn 100% faster in the clinic environment, than during in-home ABA therapy (Dixon, et al., 2017, p. 330).
Our clinic specializes in treating children with language delays and problem behaviors, including, but not limited to:
• Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy- Providing one-on-one individualized therapy that is tailored to your child’s skill set.
• Functional Behavioral Assessment- Assessing the reason for problematic behavior and developing a behavior support plan.
• Assessments– Assisting with the diagnostic process, in addition to collecting comprehensive information as a basis for therapy and goal setting. Assessments conducted at Roots on Craig include developmental testing (Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales-3, Bailey Scales of Infant and Toddler Development-4, Mullen Scales of Early Learning) and diagnostic tools like Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2) and Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS). These assessments are part of a comprehensive diagnostic assessment. Children’s pediatrician, psychologist, or psychiatrist may order these tests to support their DSM-5 diagnostic finding.
• In-Home Consultation- For families of children receiving clinic services, BCBAs will observe children in their home and provide personalized treatment plans for parent implementation.
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Dixon, D. R., Burns, C. O., Granpeesheh, D., Amarasinghe, R., Powell, A., & Linstead, E. (2016). A Program Evaluation of Home and Center-Based Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10(3), 307-312. doi:10.1007/s40617-016-0155-7
Linstead, E., Dixon, D. R., Hong, E., Burns, C. O., French, R., Novack, M. N., & Granpeesheh, D. (2017). An evaluation of the effects of intensity and duration on outcomes across treatment domains for children with autism spectrum disorder. Translational psychiatry, 7(9), e1234-e1234.
Lovaas, O. I. (1987). Behavioral treatment and normal educational and intellectual functioning in young autistic children. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 55(1), 3.