OSCR_0064Children’s Home Based Therapeutic Services (HBTS)

Home-Based Therapeutic Services (HBTS) are clinically directed, specialized health services that are designed to meet the individual needs of children diagnosed with moderate to severe physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions. HBTS addresses behavioral concerns and the development of functional, social and communication skills.

The HBTS Team is comprised of the parent(s), a clinical supervisor, a home based therapist, a family service coordinator, and when indicated specialty (treatment consultants, speech therapy, physical therapy, and/or occupational therapy). Together, the HBTS Team develops an individualized treatment plan with measurable goals and objectives. Additionally, clinical support and training is provided on a continuous basis to the home based therapist and family.


• Increasing Language
• Improving Attentions to Tasks
• Enhancing Initiation
• Developing Independence
• Generalization of Social Behaviors
• Learning Problem Solving Skills
• Decreasing Aggression


• Child is Medicaid eligible.
• Child is between the ages of 3 to 21.
• Child resides with their parent(s), legal guardian, or in foster care.
• Child has been diagnosed with chronic and moderate to severe cognitive, physical developmental, and/or psychiatric conditions.
• Child who may be at risk for hospitalization or out-of-home placement without the support of HBTS.

How to Access

• If your child is enrolled in RIteCare or RIteShare (Neighborhood Health Plan or United Healthcare), please contact your Insurance provider.
• If your child is enrolled in Cedar, contact your Cedar Coordinator.
• Contact Melissa Linicus, Clinical Director of Children’s Services at 401-789-4614