Woodfords’ School Based Services Program provides assessment and treatment services for children with developmental, mental health and/or co-occurring disorders within the mainstream school-setting. The program relies on the evidence-based principles and practices of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to assess and analyze a children’s strengths and goal areas. Structured therapeutic services are designed to improve children’s functioning in key areas. Services are provided as prescribed in the child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP).
Each child receiving School Based Services has a dedicated treatment team that includes a Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) and may also include a licensed Clinical Social Worker or Professional Counselor and/or a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Woodfords’ School Based Services Program partners with school districts in Central and Southern Maine to provide specialized support to students experiencing challenges in the main stream school setting.
Eligibility & Referrals
Referrals for this program most typically come through a child’s special education teacher or school-based treatment team. To be eligible a child must have a significant functional impairment, have MaineCare, meet Attrezzo authorization criteria, and require day treatment services as documented by their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and supported by educational evaluation.