Shiloh operates a Day Treatment program, called Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) by insurance companies, and therapeutic day school by some referring agencies. The program is in operation Monday through Friday, from 8:00-4:00. For those who step-down from residential treatment into day treatment, this program focuses on finishing the stabilization and skill building process begun during the in-patient stay. Others come directly into the program to further their specialized and structured programming to help them develop self-regulatory skills while attending Shiloh's academic education program.
In an effort to transition clients to a less restrictive community-based school or program, case managers help families obtain services and give feedback to receiving schools and programs. Case managers help families find community support programs, entitlement programs, and outpatient treatment programs near their own homes.
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.