Habilitation Intervention is a specialized service available to children with developmental disabilities who display challenging behaviors.
Habilitation Intervention is a one-to-one individualized service whose objective is developing positive behaviors and skills through positive reinforcement; and through education and natural behavior replacement methods, strive to eliminate maladaptive behaviors, and the associated punishments and negative reinforcements which often result. Staff have extensive experience and are specifically trained and certified.
Who is Eligible?
A child from age 4 to 18 years who:
- Has been determined to have a developmental disability (not exclusively for those with autism)
- Has demonstrated self-injurious, aggressive or severely maladaptive behavior
- Has severe deficiency in one or more of the following areas:
- Verbal communication
- Social interaction
- Leisure and play skills
Where are Services Available?
Habilitation Intervention services are available in Kootenai County, including areas served by the Coeur d’ Alene, Post Falls, and Rathdrum school districts. Services are provided in the home, in the community or at Tesh—as appropriate for each participant. The services are provided by professionals certified by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, and trained in Habilitation Intervention. Each Professional Service Provider has at least one thousand hours of experience working with children with developmental disabilities.
Who to Contact?
If you would like more information about this service, please contact TESH at (208) 765–5105 and ask for the Director of Rehabilitation or email firstname.lastname@example.org. TESH is available to work with parents, guardians, caregivers, teachers, school systems, and others involved in the life of an eligible individual—whether funded through Medicaid or self-pay.