Puzzle Pieces Intervention Center implements effective and empirically based treatments that promote success and independence.  We provide in-depth training and advisement for treatment by filling in the missing pieces for adults and children with Autism, Alzheimer’s, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Traumatic Brain Injury, and other related neurological, developmental and learning disabilities.

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Puzzle Pieces Intervention Center is dedicated to guiding individuals to achieve their goals to the best of their ability levels and to remove interferences with empirical practices and interventions that will promote success. We are dedicated to enhancing development and putting the missing pieces together.


   PPIC Philosophy of working   with Children and Adults
Many child-related challenges that are presented by parents and schools involve disruptive, unwanted, and/or unproductive behaviors. The intensity and frequency of interfering behaviors are dealt with by teaching appropriate replacement behaviors. After a child has been taught socially appropriate replacement behaviors, inappropriate or nonfunctional behaviors are diminished. PPIC not only teaches how to replace disruptive behaviors, but we additionally teach the acquisition of new behaviors or skills that allow the learner to flourish to their potential. Learners will be able to maintain and generalize the acquired skills with other people, into other environments, and by using a variety of different approaches/materials.

One important piece to the puzzle is to make socializing productive for your learner. Being socially competent will increase a learner's success at obtaining their goals. Overall, we believe that the most productive way to change an individual's behavior is through naturally motivating and reinforcing items and through parent, staff, or caregiver training. It is vital we make sure rules are clear and consistent, boundaries are established and maintained, and limitations are presented within the overall environment of increasing rewards and positive social contact with the peers and adults. Setting priorities is a necessary focus. It is important to start addressing the most important concerns firPst before moving on to lesser concerns.

Our behavior specialists are not counselor's, but specialists who devise a treatment plan and goals and teach them and support providers how to accomplish those goals. Putting a focus on a goal that is a month away will only set the learner up for failure and self-defeat. We need to focus on what their mission is for each day and how to accomplish the necessary and preliminary steps.

PPIC will assist the client to identify the rules underlying their unproductive and life-interfering behaviors. However, the client must be ready for behavioral change. Identifying the rules that guide behavior often leads to an automatic change in behavior. Once the rules are identified, they are analyzed and shaped with the goal of establishing rules that will consistently lead to productive, functional outcomes.



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