Nothing is more important to us than your family and helping improve life through knowledge and understanding. California Spectrum Services provides psychological, behavioral, and educational services to children, adolescents, and adults.
Dr. Nick Garcia Ph.D.
Saul Gonzaga M.A., BICM
Director of Program Implementation
Maritza Romero, B.A.
Shannon Burress, B.S.
Traci Kuntz, B.S.
Early Start Supervisor
Here are some of the services we provide!
EARLY START INTERVENTION
ABA services are provided in the home and in the community. Individualized programs are provided in a one-on-one structure. Programs are tailored to each child based on their needs.
Programs may include: compliance, communication, receptive labeling, expressive labeling, emotions, skill development, social, listening and imitating, reading, identifying letters and colors, conversation, and many more depending on child’s needs.
ABA intervention techniques that are used: Positive reinforcement, Task Analysis, Discrete Trial Training, Token Economy, Visual Schedules, Modeling, Social Stories, Replacement Behaviors, and many more.
We serve clients of Kern Regional Center, ages 3 and up who qualify for behavior services. We also serve clients with Blue Cross and Beacon insurance. We start out by performing a functional behavior assessment and complete a treatment plan. Interventionists carry out the treatment plan during visits.
Early Start Services are provided in the home on a weekly basis. Early start Services are for children from 0-3 years. Services are provided until the child turns 3 years of age.
Children who qualify are those who are found to have a 33% delay in one area of development during assessment.
Areas of development include:
Gross Motor, Fine motor, Cognitive, Receptive Language, Expressive Language,
Social/Emotional, and Self-Help.
Any parent who has a concern about their child, in regards to their development, can contact KRC to get their child assessed.
If a child qualifies for services, an interventionist is sent to the home to carry out the intervention plan. Intervention is play based and is made so that the child is having fun as they learn.All areas of development are continuously worked on, but intervention is focused on those areas where the child needs the most help.
Nick Garcia, Ph. D. has worked with children, adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, behavioral and emotional difficulties, academic problems, and intellectual deficits for over 21 years.
Additionally, he provides psychological, psycho-educational, independent educational evaluations and forensic evaluations.
Dr. Garcia also works with athletes in helping them improve their performance, practice efficiency, team cohesion, enhance team communication skills and teach mental skills related to confidence, focus, composure, routines, and stress management.
Autism, Behavioral Issues, Testing and Evaluation
ADHD, Child or Adolescent, Developmental, Disorders, Mental Game Coaching, Asperger's Syndrome, Coping Skills, Life Coaching
Avg Cost (per session): $120-$150
Sliding Scale: Not Accepted
Payment Methods: Cash or Check
5100 Califonia Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309
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