School-Based Service

Structured therapeutic services designed to improve a child’s functioning of daily living and community living. An individualized behavior plan will target behaviors that interfere with a child's success at school.

School-Based Day Treatment Services


Woodfords’ School-Based Day Treatment Services program provides assessment and treatment of developmental, mental health and/or co-occurring disorders for children. Day Treatment Services are structured therapeutic services designed to improve a child’s functioning of daily living and community living. The program includes a mixture of individual and group treatment, and includes therapeutic treatment oriented toward developing a child’s emotional and physical capability in areas of interpersonal functioning. Services will be provided as prescribed in the child’s Individual Treatment Plan (ITP). Involvement of the child’s family will occur in treatment planning and service provision.


Treatment Team

Each child’s treatment team will include a Licensed or Conditionally Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Professional Counselor, a Behavior Health Professional (BHP) and may include a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). The Day Treatment program utilizes the principles and practices of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to assess and analyze a child’s behavior and functional limitations and utilizes this assessment to develop an individualized behavior plan targeting behaviors that interfere with a child’s success at school. 



In order to be eligible for Woodfords' School-Based Day Treatment Services, a child must:

  • Have MaineCare
  • Meet KEPRO authorization criteria for the service
  • Require day treatment services as documented in their IEP and supported by educational evaluations
  • Have a significant functional impairment (defined as a substantial interference with or limitation of a child’s achievement or maintenance of 1 or more developmentally appropriate, social, behavioral, cognitive or adaptive skills); or have a completed evaluation establishing that the child has 2 standard deviations below the mean in one domain of development or 1.5 standard deviations below the mean in at least two areas of development on the Battelle, Bayley, Vineland, or other tools approved by DHHS and other clinical assessment information obtained from the child and family.


Referrals for this program typically come through a child's Special Education Teacher.

For more information about School-Based Day Treatment Services, contact Intake & Utilization Supervisor Karen Dehetre at (207) 878-9663, x 4170.


Nick Hammond, MA, BCBA

Director of In Home Support Services, Southern Maine, and School-Based Day Treatment Services
(207) 878-9663, x 4176

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