Home-Based Therapeutic Services is designed to provide intensive, in-home support to families of children with developmental disabilities. Service components include:
Pre-Treatment: A clinical service that is designed to introduce families and the Treatment Team to each other and the HBTS program prior to receiving intensive services.
Intensive Treatment: Services are provided by the Treatment Team, including a Direct Care Staff, within the home and community settings. Specific goals are addressed in the areas such as behavior management, self-help, parent education and socialization. The intensive treatment phase includes family team meetings at least once a month.
Treatment Support: A less intensive category of therapy designed to enhance the benefits of intensive treatment for children with fewer behavioral concerns.
Post-Treatment: A short-term service designed to assist families whose child’s needs no longer warrant the intensity of HBTS to effectively transition to other programs.
Home Based Therapeutic Services, frequently referred to as HBTS, is a program for children between the ages of 3 and 21 who have significant impairments in functioning as a result of a developmental disability or a mental/behavioral condition. These services are provided predominantly in the child’s home and are designed to enhance the child’s overall level of functioning. Parents are both encouraged and required to participate in the treatment process as part of the HBTS team which includes Clinical Supervisors, Family Support Coordinators, and Direct Care Staff.
Our HBTS program was one of the original programs for children with behavioral and/or cognitive impairments in Rhode Island. The Olean Center started this program in 1993 with one child and has since successfully treated many children by recognizing the major role the family plays in direction and follow-through with treatment interventions. The children’s program, HBTS, currently supports children with disabilities including Autistic Disorder, Mental Retardation, Aspergers Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder NOS, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental Delay, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder and other mental health diagnoses.
The Olean Center provides HBTS services through a Family Centered approach which is based on building a therapeutic relationship with family members. Families play a key role in the treatment planning process and are expected to carry over therapeutic interventions during non-HBTS hours. The HBTS program has also established relationships with collateral agencies in an effort to meet the individual needs of each child and their family.
Families residing in Charlestown, Coventry, East Greenwich, Exeter, Hopkinton, North Kingstown , Richmond, South Kingstown, Wakefield, Warwick, Westerly, and West Kingston are eligible to receive services through the Olean Center.
Referrals are accepted through any of the State's CEDARR Centers.
Hours of service include mornings, afternoons and weekends.
Children involved in the Olean Center's programs are eligible to participate in a variety of agency-sponsored activities.
Personal Assistance Services and Supports is a less intensive, parent-directed, state-wide run program intended to support families with children who have developmental disabilities ages 3 - 21. PASS provides flexibility for the family and allows parents to act as the direct supervisor of the staff they choose to work in their homes with their children. PASS plans focus on increasing independence with average daily living skills, improving safety skills, and increasing appropriate socialization and community participation.
PASS services include:
Service Plan Development: This aspect of the program is required of all parents. With the assistance of a Support Coordinator, families draft a treatment plan for their child and family addressing issues in three main domains: average daily living skills, safety skills, and socialization. This plan is reviewed and updated as needed every six months based on the child’s needs and progress.
Direct Services: Implementation of the service plan is provided by a Direct Care Staff. This individual is identified and trained by the child's family and will be responsible for implementing treatment plan goals with the child. Direct care shifts take place in the family home and in the child’s community. Hours per week are based on the severity of need and scheduling is flexible based on the family’s need.
Clinical Consultation: This service is designed to provide the family with clinical feedback on how to most effectively address areas of concern. The Support Coordinator and Clinician will participate in update meetings with the family every 6-8 weeks or as requested by the family to ensure the child is receiving beneficial services through this program.
How to Get Started
For more information on the services for children that are offered by the Olean Center, please email Stacey Peiczarek or contact her by telephone at (401) 315-0143 x103.
To apply for services, please call your CEDARR Center staff to facilitate a referral. If you need assistance with the process, let us know.