Early Intervention Services
Helping your infant or toddler reach developmental milestones
Partnering with your family to deliver individualized, evidence-based care
Your child develops more in the first years of life than in any other period. Science tells us that’s when children’s brains have the most “plasticity.” That’s when they’re more adaptable to change through learning and experience.
At BCI, we understand that early intervention for children with autism is critical.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends screening for autism at all 18- and 24-month well-visits. That way, treatment can start as a developmental delay or autism is suspected. It also allows for screening at a time when children can benefit most from intervention.
At BCI, early intervention sets us apart. We believe the earlier a child starts in applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy, the better equipped they are for long-term success. We’re experienced in offering treatment that sets children up for success.
We’re also expanding our service areas. We offer early intervention (EI) services in Massachusetts and southern and central Vermont.
In Massachusetts, BCI is an approved, statewide Specialty Service Provider of EI. Once your child receives an autism diagnosis, you can choose BCI as your provider for ABA therapy.
In Vermont, even if your child does not have an autism diagnosis, but you suspect a developmental delay, you can receive ABA therapy. Once you have a referral for EI services, we can help you start your journey — and it’s covered by insurance.
How the Early Intervention Process Works
Our early intervention program focuses on finding success for our youngest learners.
We use a play-based teaching model in sessions that is fun and engaging. We help children develop communication, play skills, social skills, and personal independence. You can expect to see us on the floor, working through the context of play at your child’s level.
Here’s what you can expect in our early intervention process: