Empowering Connections: Beyond the Bell

Reviewed By: Carla Edwards, Chief Clinical Officer & Co-Founder, Behavioral Innovations

At Behavioral Innovations, we believe in the power of specialized programs to make a real difference in the lives of children with autism. Our Beyond the Bell program is a testament to this commitment, designed to bridge the gap between intensive early intervention and the school environment. By addressing critical social skill deficits often overlooked by traditional school curricula, Beyond the Bell prepares children for the complex social environments they will encounter in school and beyond. Physicians can play a crucial role in helping children with autism successfully transition to school by recommending programs that provide comprehensive support.

Why Beyond the Bell Matters

Children with autism often face unique challenges when transitioning from early intervention programs to a school setting. These challenges can hinder their ability to integrate socially, affecting their overall academic and personal development. Our Beyond the Bell program is specifically designed to tackle these issues head-on, ensuring a smoother, more successful transition.

Key Features of Beyond the Bell

Focused Social Skills Development

Our program places a strong emphasis on developing social skills, which are crucial for managing interactions and relationships in school. These skills become even more important as children progress to middle and high school, where social dynamics become more complex.

Collaboration with Schools

We work closely with schools to gather information and tailor our therapeutic interventions. This collaboration ensures that we address the specific social challenges each child may face in their educational setting, providing a seamless support system.

Safe Learning Environment

Children learn and practice necessary social skills in our safe and supportive environment. Interacting with peers who are also developing similar skills fosters mutual growth and understanding, creating a community of support.

Celebrating Milestones

Recognizing progress is vital. We celebrate each child’s achievements in developing social skills, involving their peers and family in the process. Small gains are celebrated as they contribute to significant long-term improvements.

Family Involvement

Families play a crucial role in our program. We work closely with parents to ensure that the skills learned in our program are effectively translated to home and community settings. Parental input is critical throughout the therapy journey, especially during this transition period.

Structured Transition Process

Unlike most ABA companies, we offer a structured program specifically designed to transition clients from intensive early intervention into the school setting. This structured approach ensures long-term success by providing a smooth and supportive transition.

Insurance Coverage

Our program is covered by insurance and encouraged by payors due to its proven effectiveness in increasing the likelihood of long-term success for children transitioning into school settings.

Making a Difference in Children’s Lives

The impact of our Beyond the Bell program extends far beyond the classroom. By focusing on social skills, children with autism are better equipped to handle the social complexities of school life. This leads to:

  • Enhanced Social Competence: Children develop the ability to manage social interactions and relationships effectively.
  • Successful School Integration: Our program ensures that children are prepared to integrate into the school environment with confidence and ease.
  • Holistic Development: The involvement of families and schools ensures that children’s development is supported in all areas of their life.
  • Positive Long-Term Outcomes: The careful transition process leads to better long-term outcomes for children, both academically and socially.

Join Us in Making a Difference

Behavioral Innovations currently has openings at all locations and invites interested families and physicians to reach out at 855-782-7822 to learn more. The Beyond the Bell program is dedicated to helping children develop essential social skills, build friendships, and reduce social anxiety. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of these children.

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