In an effort to transition clients to their homes or a less restrictive community-based group home, aggressive case management efforts are made. Seeking and involving clients in school programs, after-school programs, extended family and community support programs, entitlement programs, and outpatient treatment programs near their own homes is pursued by each client's case manager.
A wide variety of social learning and cognitive-behavioral techniques are used, including positive reinforcement, natural consequences, modeling, and verbal prompting. At times, dangerous behaviors are managed by trained Shiloh staff, primarily the direct care staff, using Safe Crisis Management (SCM) techniques and other industry-standard interventions for behavior management. Shiloh does not use aversive behavior management techniques, seclusion, time out rooms, or mechanical restraints.
Shiloh uses techniques that are based on principles used in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for specifically identified behaviors. ABA is a widely used and highly researched based type of therapy that focuses on improving specific behaviors, such as social skills, communication, reading, and academics as well as adaptive learning skills, such as fine motor dexterity, hygiene, grooming, vocational and life skills in individuals with developmental delays. Our on staff Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) leads the implementation or these interventions.