Part of our passion at Paragon Behavioral Health Services, LLC., includes providing services for the Autism population with the dignity, innovation, and excellence.
Our master's level staff are qualified Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) or Licensed Behavior Specialists (BSLs) and are experienced in working with children and adolescents who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Also, our BCBAs/BSLs have continued education in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and conducting Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs). ABA is the most effective evidenced based treatment for ASD. Click on the banner to listen to our podcast to learn more about ABA.
Paragon's ABA Program is a community-based service. Families are only required to come in the office 2x per year to complete the psychological evaluation.
Please contact us with further interest by one of the following methods:
We accept medical assistance (Medicaid) in our Autism program!
Once we have staff available and have verified insurance, we will call you to schedule your psychological evaluation. If it is your first time, we ask that you come prior to the evaluation to complete the necessary paper work and to bring verification of an ASD diagnosis.
Once the evaluation is completed, we will call in about 2 weeks to schedule an ISPT meeting. Your BCBA/BSL will help you in scheduling this meeting to review recommendations from the evaluation.
Services begin/continue after the ISPT meeting!
Providing high quality services is embedded in our philosophy and we would be honored to provide any and all assistance needed so that your child can make great strides in life towards his or her goals.
Questions or concerns? We love to hear them! Please do not hesitate to reach out any time to speak to one of the owners:
Kryn McClain, LPC (President)
Nichole Phiambolis, BCBA (Vice-President)
Paulina Colonna, LMFT (Co-Owner)
Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) was released in 1974 as a table-top role-playing game (RPG). The purpose is for players to create a character and explore a world through a narrative tale as told by a Dungeon Master (DM). Players face a variety of challenges throughout the game that require critical thinking skills, determination, and above all else: teamwork. Players use a set of dice to test abilities and for combat. The goal is communicated through a DM and unfolds as the story is presented.
D&D offers a creative narrative therapy intervention that is fun, inviting, and has a myriad of tools. For example, a DM's job is to paint a vivid picture of a new world so real and immersive the players feel as if they are truly there. That's what we call imagery in the therapy world and it's an extremely effective coping strategy to manage stress/anxiety.
We will be starting a new campaign in June 2020 via Zoom.
The D&D social skills group will be led by a licensed professional counselor who has had years of experience as a DM. The combined skill set will ensure your child is learning:
- social skills building
-applying role play to real world situations
A main goal that any group therapy aims to achieve is to keep a child interested. We hope to make the experience fun above all else so your child WANTS to return to learn more!
In my experience as a DM, it's best to keep the group small around 4-5 players to gain the most from the interaction. This will allow each group member the opportunity for peer engagement while still being in a small controlled setting.
The only thing you and your child will need is an open mind and a willingness to participate. An imagination is key! We have plenty of spare dice, but feel free to bring your own. We have all the tools necessary to play and there is no need to purchase anything to attend.
Kryn McClain, LPC will be running the groups at this time.
Unsure which age group your child would be appropriate for? Ms. McClain would be happy to meet with you and your child to help determine the best fit.
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