“Westside’s therapist treat my daughter as if she was their own. It is heart warming and reassuring that my daughter is getting the best care.”

IGNITE Program Overview

There are many skills that are expected of students entering school.  When a child is not prepared, they begin their education with challenges that can limit success. IGNITE is a day program that provides individualized ABA therapy to enhance school readiness skills for early learners (ages 3-7). Below are some skills that IGNITE emphasizes:

  • Sitting appropriately in groups

  • Interacting socially with peers

  • Following instructions

  • Taking turns

  • Raising hand to answer questions

  • Following daily routines

  • Working independently

  • Transitioning between activities

  • Getting in line upon request

  • Putting away materials

Registered Behavioral Technicians (RBTs) work 1:1 with your child multiple times each day. RBTs also guide your child’s involvement in peer group activities that focus on school-oriented skills. Every child has an individualized development plan that is monitored by Board Certified Behavior Analysts for progress.

IGNITE Details

When Is It?

IGNITE is available year-round in all of our clinics. There is a full-day option (9am – 3pm) and two half-day options (9am-11:30, 12-3pm). Families can choose the number of days each week to attend and can adjust their involvement in the program at any time.

What Does It Cost?

IGNITE is typically paid through private insurance (child must have ABA coverage). Our staff can determine for you if your insurance will cover IGNITE. Private pay options are also available, and families can select a therapy frequency that is within their budget.

What are the benefits?

Research shows that early intensive intervention is one of the most effective strategies for improving the language, social, and adaptive skill delays associated with autism. Here are some other benefits of IGNITE:

  • Access to low-risk group activities helps social skill development prior to starting school

  • A tailored development plan that focuses on your child’s individual needs

  • High frequency of learning opportunities each day

  • Increased likelihood of a smooth school transition

Want to Learn More?

If you’re interested in IGNITE at Westside,  submit an inquiry. Our Patient Coordinator will call within 1-2 business days to help you determine if IGNITE is right for your child.  Alternatively, you can call us anytime at (815) 469-1500 for more information.