Children’s Behavioral Services

In-Home Behavioral Services

In-Home Behavioral Services offer valuable support to children and youth with challenging behaviors that get in the way of everyday life. Services are provided by a behavioral health professional who is skilled in understanding and treating difficult behaviors in children and youth. The provider works closely with the child and family to create a behavior support plan to improve the child’s functioning. The provider also works as a team with a behavior monitor. The monitor works with the child and family to implement the child’s behavior plan. In-Home Behavioral Services are provided in family homes, schools, childcare centers and other community settings.

Autism Services (ABA = Applied Behavior Analysis) for Children

Autism (ABA) Services are provided to youth under 21 years old with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. A team consisting of a Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst / Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Behavior Technician provide services in the home or community. The team works closely with the child’s caregivers to create and implement a Treatment Plan, based on the child’s current abilities. The Treatment Plan focuses on teaching socially appropriate behavior including adaptive and communication skills to replace and reduce behaviors that interfere with everyday life. The team assures that strategies used during direct instruction to the youth are carried over throughout the day with all care providers. The goal is to support the youth to become an active participant within the family, home and community.

Massachusetts Service Area (for In-Home Behavioral Services):

Acton, Amesbury, Andover, Arlington, Ashburnham, Ashby, Auburn, Ayer, Bedford, Berlin, Billerica, Bolton, Boylston, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Clinton, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Fitchburg, Gardner, Georgetown, Groton, Groveland, Harvard, Haverhill, Holden, Lancaster, Lawrence, Leicester, Leominster, Lexington, Lincoln, Lowell, Lynnfield, Merrimack, Methuen, Newton, North Andover, Newburyport, Northborough, North Reading, Paxton, Pepperell, Reading, Salisbury, Shirley, Shrewsbury, Sterling, Stoneham, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsboro, Wakefield, W. Boylston, W. Newbury, Westford, Westminster, Wilmington, Winchendon, Woburn

For more information, please contact:

Karen Saaristo
Administrative Director
781-761-5060
ksaaristo@edinburgcenter.org