What skills are taught?
I've heard that children should not be rewarded for everything. Is too much reinforcement bad?
Frequently Asked Questions
Isn't it difficult for a child with autism to work for 3 hours straight?
At the beginning of treatment for the child with autism, we will take small baby steps to teach a child how to sit at a table and pay attention to their staff and the teaching materials. As the child learns that their every effort is rewarded, sessions become more predictable and fun. The child will be given breaks as needed to keep learning at an optimal level throughout the shift, but our goal is to get as much teaching done in three hours as we possibly can.
What if my child does not learn?
Do you have enough staff to fill all of the hours my child needs?
If there is enough trained staff in your area of Minnesota, and those staff are available during the times you desire, you will have a full schedule for your child. Every effort is made to fill open shifts with all children and the hiring process is an on-going process. Although BDI staff turnover is low, there are still situations when a child will have open shifts. Ideally, the easiest shifts to fill are those during a typical work day (between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.); however, early evening and weekend shifts can be successfully filled if staff are available.
To inquire about services for your child, download the intake packet and fax or e-mail it to us.