six domains. one model.

The Interdisciplinary Intervention Model
is a treatment approach that was developed in 2004 in response to decades of literature identifying a need for “comprehensive, coordinated, and family-focused services”. The majority of therapies available today are focal in nature, addressing specific, isolated deficits associated with Pervasive Developmental Disorders. As a result, families are left responsible for the selection and coordination of multiple services (i.e. Speech, OT, School, Home program, etc.) in an effort to create a comprehensive and effective treatment program. A lack of consistency between programs in goals, strategies, and teaching methods can result in a loss of valuable time and money.

Recognizing the naturally inseparable needs and challenges present within the field of PDD, which span disciplines and cross settings, the progressive II Model provides an increased level of coordinated care so that progress can be seen among a family, school, and team of providers.

The philosophy behind the II Model was drawn from extensive study of 14 widely recognized methods within the field of ASD. Efficacies, strengths, and weaknesses of each method (as identified by the research) were taken into account as the Model was developed and refined. The II Model is founded on the evidence-based techniques and principles of applied behavior analysis and skillfully integrated into a naturalistic, activity-based intervention. 

Spectra’s centers provide a base for the treatment implementation and allow clients to receive services across settings, including the community, home, and school.

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