Rays of Funshine

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the hours of operation?

Our hours of operation vary daily depending on the arrival of our earliest client and the departure of our latest client; however, we will take clients Monday through Friday from 7:30am-7:30pm.  Please call in advance to make appointments for visits.  Rays of Funshine, Inc. is also open on selected Saturday evenings (please refer to our “Calendar” page for more information).

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?

There will always be at least 1 supervisory level, ABA trained staff member in the clinic at all times.  Your child will be working in a small group setting.

4. How many children will be in the clinic at one time?

There will be no more than a 4:1 child to trained adult ratio.  The total number of children in the clinic will not exceed 8 children at any given time during our Monday-Friday services.

5. 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.

6. Does my child need to be toilet trained to attend?

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.

7. Will food be provided?

Due to dietary restrictions of many children we request that parents provide meals and snacks for their own child.  We are equipped with a refrigerator and a microwave.

8. Where do these therapeutic services take place?

All services will be provided within the clinic.

9. What will my child do all day?

Your child will be encouraged to interact with his or her peers, as well as work on all aspects of socialization, particularly language and play.  This will be taught through game play, conversation training, and other social scenarios.

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

If your child has a tantrum (or other maladaptive behaviors) while in the clinic, 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.

11. Do you administer medication?

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

12. Who can drop off or pick up my child?

If a parent or guardian is unable to drop off or pick up their child, there must be an adult appointed by the parent or guardian.  Parents/guardians will be required to sign a release to allow their child to leave the premises with someone other than themselves.

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

The clinic is full of toys and sensory supplies.  Parents are encouraged to provide any primary or secondary reinforcers that they know will provide extra motivation for their child.  This may include food, drink, toys, sensory items, etc.