Clinical Programs

Personalized treatment and intervention services

Assessment and treatment services are available to children, adolescents, and adults. In addition, parent, caregiver, and staff are available in the management of challenging behaviors and teaching of replacement skills.

Our services include:

Assessment
Consultation
Day Treatment Services
School-Based Support
Dementia Care Services

Our service locations:

Los Angeles, CA- Dublin, CA- Portland, OR.

Diagnoses/disorders served, include:
  • Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD)
  • Autism/Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD)
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Communication/Speech/Language Disorders
  • Developmental Delay
  • Down Syndrome
  • Feeding Disorders
  • Learning Disorders (LD)
  • Mental Retardation/Intellectual Disabilities
  • Behavioral Disorders/Self-injurious Behavior
  • Social/Emotional Behavior Problems
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

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Assessment

At the Shabani Institute, we are committed to upholding the basic principles of behavior analysis and believe in the importance of function-based assessments in order to guide the development of the most effective treatment possible.

The use of Functional Behavior Assessments (i.e., Indirect, Descriptive, and Functional Analyses) is the hallmark method for accurately identifying the source of a given individual’s problem behavior, and allows for the individualized development of function-based treatment.

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Consultation

The overall goal of the Shabani Insitute is to establish a center that provides comprehensive services to children and adolescents with developmental disabilities.
Dr. Daniel Shabani Executive Director of The Shabani Institute

Consultation services occur across a wide-range of settings including home, school, day programs, hospitals, or other community-based agencies.

Consultation focuses on training of caregivers who are in frequent contact with our clients. Using evidence-based practices, we promote the generalization of treatment procedures across people and settings in order to further promote the long-lasting maintenance of both behavior reduction and skill acquisition with our clients.

We strongly believe that intensive treatment is only as effective as the consistency with which it is carried out in the natural environment. Thus, our designs commonly include consultation and parent-training models across all levels of treatment.

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​​Day​ ​Treatment services

Day-treatment services include both home and clinic-based treatment. Day-treatment is reserved for those individuals requiring the most intensive level of services (e.g., self-injurious, aggressive,  or destructive behavior).

At the Shabani Institute, safety, integrity, and ensuring the most effective treatment possible guides the development of day-treatment services. Our clinic is equipped with the necessary safeguards, protective equipment, and assistive technology to provide the highest quality of care possible. Day Treatment services are intended to be relatively short-term, with the end goal of fading back into the client’s natural environment and incorporating consultation, school, and community-based integration as soon as possible.

The goal of day treatment services is to reduce problematic and severe maladaptive behaviors as soon as possible, such that the client can begin accessing other reinforcing environments and acquire the skills necessary to be a productive and functional member of society.

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School-Based Support

School-based services are typically provided across a full day support format (i.e., paraprofessional). Our staff will work with your child’s school to help develop meaningful IEP goals, collaborate with other direct service providers (e.g., Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, teachers), and ultimately implement the most effective intervention procedures.

Our data-driven methods ensure accountability of the services we provide and changes to programming are typically a function of progress. We will support your child across their school day, regardless of the type of classroom setting, promoting their independence, establishing repertoires of functional and adaptive skills, while managing and treating severe problem behaviors.

Dementia/Alzheimers Support

Behavior services at the Shabani Institute are based on the unique needs of each individual and are provided to both the caregiver(s) and care recipient. In addition to improved quality of life for those with dementia, behavior services can also reduce caregiver stress and burnout by teaching strategies to increase positive interactions with the care recipient.

Our services include assessment and treatment of challenging behavior, caregiver and staff training, out-of-home transition support, in-services for staff in elder care settings, and other individualized services as needed. Behavior services also focus on increasing activity engagement and facilitating meaningful social interactions. Services are provided wherever necessary (e.g., home, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, community).