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 Attention to Tasks
• Enhancing Initiation
• Developing Independence
• Generalization of Social Behaviors
• Learning Problem Solving Skills
• Decreasing Aggression

Eligibility Criteria

  • Child is Medicaid eligible.
  • Child is between the ages of 3 to 21.
  • Child resides in Rhode Island with their family or legal guardian.
  • Child has been diagnosed with chronic and moderate to severe cognitive, physical, developmental, and/or psychiatric conditions.
  • Child meets clinical criteria.

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, ext. 311 or mlinicus@fogartycenter.org