Welcome to Inizio Interventions. We are delighted to announce a long-awaited addition—clinic-based services. Our Pasadena location offers the following benefits in a positive, collaborative environment:
2020 was a challenging year for children, families, schools, and communities because of the world-wide Covid-19 pandemic. This was especially the case for individuals with autism spectrum and developmental disorders. Despite these challenges, Inizio Interventions maintained its high level of performance in 2020.
In the previous Play and Pairing article, we discussed how to build rapport and associate yourself with preferred stimuli (i.e., pairing) so that you can achieve instructional control. Pairing is a technique to help form and maintain rapport with your client by combining the learning environment, including yourself, with reinforcers.
As a new or seasoned behavior therapist working with a child, play and pairing is the foundation of instructional control. Think of it as a 3-part pyramid where play is the base, pairing is the body and instructional control is at the pinnacle.
Throughout Covid-19, Inizio has provided in-home services to children who require this medically necessary service. Our safety protocols continue to be updated and we hope that it gives families the peace of mind that we can safely and responsibly offer these services.
Each year Inizio Interventions creates an annual report that examines the services we provided to children and families over the last calendar year. We are excited to share the highlights below from 2019’s report.
Each year Inizio Interventions creates an annual report that examines the services we provided to children and families over the last calendar year. We are excited to share the following highlights from this year’s annual report.
This summer Inizio Interventions has been holding a social skills group for children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that is enjoyed by our staff and the children who attend. The children work on fun activities that focus on fine motor, gross motor, and social skills. These activities include songs, arts and crafts, board games and more.
Remember your summers as a child? Some meaningful experiences may be going on a long trip away with your families or swimming on a hot summer day at camp with friends. One thing’s for sure, those good old days were jammed pack with tons of new experiences, social opportunities and plenty of unwritten rules of communication.
Autism is a developmental disability that causes challenges with behavior as well as social and communication delays. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) explains autism spectrum disorder and the criteria that an individual must meet in order to be diagnosed with autism.
From February 7- February 10, I attended the Sequential-Oral-Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding in La Jolla, San Diego. The conference attendees primarily consisted of occupational therapists, speech therapists, and nutritionists from all over the US.
Inizio is a provider of Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®),
a 16-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated adolescents
in middle school or high school who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends