The Early Intervention and Preschool Program at The Joshua School offers home visits to each student and his or her family. Though not a substitute for a home program, home visits provide an opportunity to discuss behaviors occurring in the student’s home, develop goals to address these behaviors, and learn strategies to teach new and desirable behaviors. These goals are then included in the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP). Materials are created by TJS or co-created with the parent to assist with implementing the goals at home. Home visits are scheduled at various times during the day to accommodate the parent’s schedule. Parents are always welcome to observe treatment at The Joshua School can request additional services in the home environment at anytime.
Our parents are also invited to parent nights once monthly to learn about specific and relevant topics. The Joshua School provides child care to assist families in attending. These topics vary, but may include: Applied Behavior Analysis, Anxiety, Feeding Issues, and many others.
The Joshua School believes strongly in collaboration with our students other treatment professionals. Observations and input from treatment specialists working on a student’s team outside of TJS are welcome with consent from the student’s guardian. They are encouraged to meet with our staff and participate in planning meetings to coordinate treatment. We believe consistency across treatment providers ensures generalization and overall better outcomes.
The Joshua School also offers training to professionals and organizations in the community on a variety of topics including: Applied Behavior Analysis, Assessment, and many others. If your agency is interested in training, please contact Colleen Lawruk at (303) 758-7171.