Behavioral Health

Behavioral assessment team

The behavioral assessment team is a group of specially trained mental health professionals who work with children who have special healthcare needs and behavioral challenges. Services include evaluations and therapy recommendations, play therapy, supportive services for parents or caregivers, and much more.

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)

Applied Behavior Analysis is an intensive intervention based on the principals of behavior and is used to improve socially significant behavior. Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder or a developmental delay gain, maintain, and generalize skills by working directly with a Certified Behavior Technician. Parents are provided weekly training on the techniques that are used with their child by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

In Home ABA Program: A six-month program serving individuals age 2-12 with challenging and/or aggressive behaviors. Services are provided in the home, school, and community settings within the Yakima area. Individuals receive between 6-12 direct service hours per week.

ABA Intensive Early Intervention: A day program working with individuals between the ages of 2 and 3 in the clinic setting at Children’s Village. Individuals receive 12 direct service hours per week in morning or afternoon groups. Within the direct service hours, individuals receive services from the Early Supports for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT)/0-3 program Speech Therapist at Children’s Village.

If you have a concern about your child’s development, talk to your primary care physician about a referral or start by taking this simple online developmental screening. You can also call Children’s Village at 509-574-3200 or 800-745-1077.