In Clinic Therapy
At Endeavor Behavioral, we know that every child is unique and treatment is not a “one size fits all” approach. We offer multiple programs to best suit the needs of your child, and continuously work to move them forward to the least restrictive program with the eventual goal of reintegrating back into mainstream education. We achieve this through providing targeted and intensive treatment using supports and positive reinforcement, gradually fading back our assistance and instruction until the child is able to perform the age-appropriate skills independently. We then assist and support all the members of our families through the transition process to ensure continuous growth and progress through generalization and maintenance across all developmental milestones into the child's next stage of life.
We offer multiple programs to best suit the needs of your child, and continuously work to move them forward to the least restrictive program with the eventual goal of reintegrating back into mainstream education
Each program involves the creation of individualized goals related to the following domains as indicated through a variety of assessments such as the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP), the Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS), the Vineland Assessment, and the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI). Goals are also formulated using curriculums including the VB-MAPP, HeadSprout kids reading program, Handwriting Without Tears, and Social Thinking.
Language development with a heavy focus on Verbal Behavior
- Functional communication
- Expressive and receptive language
- Social and conversation skills
Social and Leisure Skills
- Self-directed play
- Pretend and creative play
- Cooperative and interactive play
- Group and classroom behaviors
- Community outings
Adaptive and Self-Help Skills
- Fine and gross motor skills
- Daily life-skill routines
- Grooming and hygiene
- Meal preparation and feeding therapy
- Coping and tolerance
- Self-monitoring and self-initiating
- Pre-vocational skills
Reduction of Problem Behaviors
- Difficulty transitioning
- Intolerance of sounds, textures, foods
- Extreme food selectivity
- Rigid routines, rituals, or inflexibility
- Challenging behaviors (aggression, self injury, disruption, "defiance")
- Safety risks (elopment)
- Vocal and motor stereotypic behaviors
Early Childhood Program
Age Range: 1-3 years old
Endeavor’s Early Childhood Program provides early and intensive intervention that focuses on the development of critical learning and language milestones that help the child in achieving a level that is commensurate with his or her typically developing peers, as well as promote learning in increasingly least-restrictive learning environments. Each child’s individualized treatment plan targets skills such as language and functional communication, social skills, age-appropriate play skills, motor skills, early group behaviors, and self-help skills.
Bridge (I & II) Program
Age Range: 4-7 years old
Endeavor’s Bridge Program provides continued intensive intervention as it relates to the development of critical learning and language milestones. There is an additional focus on the development of classroom readiness and group skills, as well as intermediate social and independent play skills to facilitate the child’s successful transition from a 1:1 ratio to Endeavor’s transition program, The Academy. Once the child has met Endeavor’s criteria to transition, they begin gradual integration (part-time placement) until they meet the criteria for inclusion (full-time placement) in the Academy.
Age Range: 7+ years old (including adults)
Endeavor’s Foundation Program is designed to teach children the skills they need to be independent and successful in their home and community environments. Each child’s individualized treatment plan targets skills such as functional communication, social skills, independent leisure skills, and other functional verbal behavior-based skills. There is also an emphasis on learning to perform essential daily self-care and self-help skills such as dressing, toileting, grooming, household routines, and mealtime behaviors. Parent training is also highly encouraged to facilitate skill acquisition and the generalization of learned skills to the child’s home environment.
Ratio: 1:1 up to 1:4
Age Range: 4+ years old
The Academy is the least-restrictive placement within Endeavor Behavioral Institute. Each child works on intermediate and advanced classroom readiness skills in preparation to successfully transition them to the private or public school setting. They also work on the acquisition of more advanced cognitive functioning, social skills, self-monitoring skills, classroom mechanics, and core and applied academics based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). While learning takes place in the context of a group, each child also receives intensive 1:1 instruction focusing on individualized goals derived from their skill assessments.