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Services

Psychological Testing

Psychological testing is critical to the effective treatment of mental health conditions.  Inaccurate diagnosis is often the primary reason for treatment failure. Standardized tests offer researched support for treatment selections and can also assist in monitoring therapeutic progress as an outcome measure. Allow us to help you with:

  • Emotional Problems
  • Mental Health Diagnosis
  • Academic/ Learning Disability Testingpsychology-brain-jigsaw
  • ADHD Assessments
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Intelligence Testing
  • Emotional Problems
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Evaluations for Bariatric Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Evaluations
  • Forensic
  • Court Ordered
  • Parenting Evaluations
  • Multidisciplinary Evaluations
  • Behavioral Plans
  • Assessments for Sexual Reassignment surgery
  • Assessments for Gender Affirmation surgery
  • Evaluations for International Adoptions

 

 

 

Counseling

With therapists holding over 30 years of experience in a wide array of disciplines, The Haymount Institute is here to help with many problems facing the people of our community including:

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  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Certified Play Therapy
  • Marriage/ Partner Counseling
  • Gender/ Sexuality
  • LGBTQ
  • Family Constellation Therapy
  • Woman’s Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Relaxation Techniques and Clinical Hypnosis
  • Death and Dying
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Military One Source referrals as well.

 

 

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic

The primary goal of the Haymount Institute ASD Clinic is to help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their family members create full and satisfying lives of their choosing.  To do so, The Haymount Institute ASD Clinic will focus on five main objectives:comorbidities

(1) honoring families;

(2) identifying and utilizing the strengths, skills, talents, and unique perspectives of individuals with ASDs and their family members;

(3) strengthening relationships;

(4) increasing community involvement and reliance on natural supports (i.e., extended family members, friends, and neighbors) and

(5) creating consistent opportunities for individuals with ASDs to participate within their many daily environments in ways that support the attainment of their genetic potentials and allow them to contribute in meaningful ways.

 

 

 

Medication Management

The Haymount Institute offers medication management for ages four (4) and up in all three locations!

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ABA Therapy

What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?

Applied Behavior Analysis’ official definition: tactics derived from principles of behavior are applied to improve socially significant behavior (Cooper, J., Heron, T., Heward, W., 2007). In the 1940’s and 50’s, the newly discovered science of Behavior Analysis studied the effects of environmental manipulation upon behavior. In the 1980’s, behavioral science was applied to education, with the goal of improving the learning behaviors of children with autism.

Behavioral science also helps us understand the reason for the things we do. We do many things because we are positively reinforced by those around us. We are reinforced by a paycheck when we go to work. We may wear an item more frequently, or style our hair a particular way, based on how frequently others comment positively upon those features. We enjoy friendship with people who socially reinforce us, we eat ice cream because it is refreshing and sweet. We certainly would not engage in these behaviors if they did not reinforce our sensibilities. Our everyday behavior is based upon behavioral science that affect how we make decisions. We can use this powerful science of behavior to improve the lives of our children. When the function, or intended purpose, of a behavior is determined, ABA can be applied to affect significant changes in behavior.

With ABA, children without speech can be taught to communicate without engaging in inappropriate behaviors. ABA can assist children who can only speak in 1to 2 word phrases to extend their language output. We can utilize ABA with children who prefer to discuss only topics they are interested in and teach them to engage in meaningful conversations with others. Through ABA, we can help children stay on task when engaging in important activities that may not be the most fun. We can teach an isolated child to play with peers, reduce stereotypic behaviors that disrupt learning, or to greatly reduce (or eliminate!) aggressive behaviors. ABA can be used to teach new skills to any individual, whether that individual has a disability or not.

Why do I Need a Behavior Analyst?

A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is essential to facilitate effective ABA programs. The behavior analyst is trained in applying the science of behavior to affect positive change in the lives of others. He or she will develop strategies based the function of problem behaviors and assist the ABA therapist and family in teaching replacement behavior skills, such as communication. The behavior analyst is the  “captain” of your child’s behavioral and educational plan. With your input, they will develop goals and strategies to help improve your child’s life, and the independent functioning of your entire family

Why Haymount Institute ABA Services?

Haymount Institute has been serving the community for over 10 years. Now is the time to expand our services to help our families even further. Haymount has been working hard to look for the best certified Behavior Analysts, Behavior Technicians, and ABA Therapists that fit the Haymount values and they are all dedicated to helping your child learn. We are passionate in what we do! We will work with your family to develop an ABA program based upon research-based assessment, while incorporating the goals of you and your family.

Effective ABA therapy reduces the stress levels of the entire family. ABA can impact your family’s capability to go shopping, go to church, or visit friends and family, with your child with special needs. Effective ABA therapy can increase your family’s enjoyment of each other, and life in general.

We are dedicated to keeping our behavior analysts’ caseloads small. This allows them to maximize their facilitation of effective ABA services for every child receiving ABA services from Haymount Institute ABA Services. We work with parents, schools, extended family members, and siblings to teach everyone the strategies and techniques we utilize. We believe in having the parents and family members actively engaged in their child’s therapy. Actively engaged families see the most progression in their child’s goals, and their goals as a family. It does not do any good for your child to work with an ABA therapist several hours per day, only to have the therapist bring all the behavioral strategies and communication techniques home with them at the end of the session. We are passionate about passing our knowledge and training along to the individuals who will be with the child most consistently. ABA therapy is not tutoring. It is not babysitting. It is not something we do to your child, IT IS something we do as a team to effect positive and permanent change.

We most frequently teach strategies to:

  • structure your child’s environment for success
  • help you understand the reason for your child’s behaviors
  • teach you how to positively reinforce your child’s appropriate behavior
  • teach you how to address the inappropriate behaviors your child may engage in
  • teach the child to functionally communicate across settings
  • assist the child in appropriate participation in their home and community
  • increase the child’s independent leisure skills and self-help skills

We are passionate and devoted to utilizing ABA principles, with involvement from the entire family. Our goal is to help our families become independent, reduce family stress and work together as a team to effect positive change.

Let’s start working together!