What is CARE?
The Solano Comprehensive Assessment, Research and Evaluation (CARE) Clinic is an intensive early assessment and intervention program for children ages 2.9—6 years of age with ongoing developmental, social, emotional, behavioral, sensory, and communication challenges. This program connects children and families with tiered supports to enable them to overcome risk factors and have better opportunity for success.
The CARE Clinic operates 4 hours a day, 5 days a week for 10 weeks. It is not an educational placement, but an intensive assessment and evaluation process. Participation in the clinic is voluntary. Our transdisciplinary team (speech/language therapists, occupational therapist, behavioral specialists, and mental health clinicians, etc.) assess and recommend effective interventions for parents to use with their children at home and in school settings. Parent involvement is an integral and necessary part of the program. Clinic services include Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and parent education meetings. The PCIT program works with parents and children to improve the quality of their interactions and to teach positive strategies necessary to understand and manage their children’s behaviors. In learning these skills, parents become better equipped to establish and maintain age appropriate limits, improve compliant behaviors in their children.