Frequently Asked Questions
Raising a child with special needs is a difficult proposition. Professional Education and Respite Service Inc. provide training for the family to help best meet the needs of the child with special needs. In-home supports may include parental training, behavioral management plans and training, Applied Behavior Analysis, The Behavior Therapy Program offered through Medicaid, and shadowing a family so as to provide on the spot suggestions, recommendations, and modeling.
Respite by definition is a break for the caregiver. However, we all know there are some babysitters who may be able to provide just some aspects of the service. We believe that the major differences between baby sitting and our respite service are that the staff are trained and experienced professionals having worked with a wide range of needs and abilities, and are familiar with associated behaviors, and techniques and strategies that are most effective. Secondarily, but more important, your respite care provider will engage and provide educational experiences for your family member both in the community and at home. We will emphasize those skills you believe most important to your child. If you want someone to just sit and watch television with your child, then by all means, stick with the babysitter.
Top of Page ^
Functional academic tutoring, vocational training, on the job training/coaching, community transitioning, communication, life and daily living skills are all educational services Professional Education and Respite Service Inc. delivers. Additional services may be provided by specific staff subcontracted to provide Hearing, Speech, OT, PT, and Vision at the market value rates for these specific services.
Professional Education and Respite Service Inc. believes that if we treat children with disabilities as “special” we are further handicapping them. Allowances are made for processing and other disability specific challenges. However, in general we expect the child with special needs in keeping with their cognitive abilities to perform much of the same tasks and assignments as a neurologically typical child. We provide for functional academic, vocational, life and daily living skills training.
We do not make excuses for children with special needs. We provide positive supports so they will be successful.
Top of Page ^
We expect the family to be open to the fact that behaviors do not occur in a vacuum and that many of our own behaviors reinforce and maintain inappropriate behaviors in our children. We expect parents and the entire family to actively participate in the education and training of their child. We expect that parents will look at their own parenting style and make modifications as recommended by our staff to best meet the needs of the child with special needs. We expect parents to modify their expectations of their children to best help them reach their full potential. We encourage parents to enroll in periodic company sponsored Applied Behavior Analysis courses to make them aware of techniques and methodologies that are most effective.
All services are provided by trained and/or licensed professionals. Pricing ranges from $36.00 per hour for respites and up to $70.00 per hour for intensive in-home supports and are posted in the Fee Directory of the Virginia Comprehensive Service Act Directory. Private pay clients will be charged the same rate as the county government in which they reside. Medicaid payments will be accepted for the EPSDT ABA Behavior Therapy Program for all private pay individuals. Please contact Mr. Kushner to discuss your specific needs.
For Contact Information Click Here
Top of Page ^
- Personal Check or Cash (credit cards not accepted)
- Use of Comprehensive Service Act Money through County Family Assessment and Planning Teams (FAPT)
- FAMIS PLUS, FAMIS payments for the EPSDT ABA Behavior Therapy Program
- TRICARE Military Insurance
- Additional Insurances are being explored. Please ask us if we are a provider for your insurance.