What Is Habilitative Intervention?
Habilitative Intervention assists children with developmental disabilities and maladaptive behaviors to develop and improve their living skills, functional skills, communication skills and adaptive and coping skills so they can become more self-reliant and integrated into family life and the community.
Habilitative Intervention services assist the child to increasing their skills through positive reinforcement, role playing, modeling, naturalistic intervention, response interruption/redirection, prompting and time delay. Habilitative Intervention services are outcome-based therapeutic services delivered by a professional. Habilitative Interventionists are individuals who have a bachelor’s degree in a human service field, one year’s experience working with the developmental disability population and other criteria required by the Department of Health and Welfare.