Rays of Funshine

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the hours of operation?

Our hours of operation vary daily depending on our clientele's schedules; however, we will see clients Monday through Friday from 8:00am-6:00pm.

2. What kind of therapy does Rays of Funshine practice?

We are an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) based clinic that practices several forms of ABA. These include Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Pivotal Response Training (PRT), and Natural Environment Training (NET). Staff members are also experienced in incorporating strategies such as Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), visual schedules, reinforcement schedules, sensory diets, fine motor, gross motor, cognitive modification, functional life skills and more.

3. Who will be working with my child?

A behavior interventionist thoroughly trained in Applied Behavior Analysis will be working with you and your child. There will also always be at least 1 supervisory level, ABA trained staff member assigned to your child to oversee the service. In regards to our social skills groups, your child will be working in a small group setting (typically containing no more than 8 students at a time with 2 trained staffed members as we hold to our 4 affected children to 1 trained staff member ratio.).

4. What type of clientele does Rays of Funshine work with?

The majority of our clientele present with a diagnosis in the realm of Pervasive Developmental Disorders, but a diagnosis is not required for a child to receive services. We encourage you to also enroll typical siblings/family members.

5. Does my child need to be toilet trained?

Rays of Funshine will assist in toilet training your child. However, we request that parents provide the materials needed such as diapers, wipes, and extra clothing.

6. Will food be provided?

Due to dietary restrictions of many children we request that parents provide meals and snacks for their own child during sessions.

7. Where do these therapeutic services take place?

In your home or other family requested location (i.e. at school or out in the community if permitted).

8. What will happen if my child has a tantrum?

If your child has a tantrum (or other maladaptive behaviors), the trained staff will respond using ABA principles of behavior modification. Rays of Funshine does not implement punishment as a form of behavior modification. We are a reinforcement based service provider.

9. Do you administer medication?

Medication will not be administered by our staff. If a child requires medication during therapeutic hours, a parent or guardian will need to be present to administer the medication.

10. Can I leave the house during session?

No. A parent or guardian must be in the house or reachable within 2 minutes if out in the community during session time. The parent or guardian is not required to remain in the same room in which the session is taking place, but must be accessible should there be an emergency situation of any sort.

11. Will I have to provide any supplies/materials?

The therapists often bring some extra toys and supplies (i.e. pens, paper), but yes, parents are to provide the supplies necessary to begin and maintain the programming, such as binders, dividers, plastic sheet covers, lined paper and writing utensils. Parents are also encouraged to provide additional toys or activities (i.e. games). parents are also required to provide any primary or secondary reinforcers that they know will be motivating for their child. This may include food, drink, toys, sensory items, etc.