We conduct Functional Behavior Assessments to determine your child's needs prior to developing an individualized treatment plan to help decrease problem behaviors and increase skills that promote independence.

ABA Therapy

Our therapists work with your child 1:1 within the home and community settings for a prescribed amount of hours per week to help them meet their communication, social, self-help, and other behavior goals.

School Consultation & Behavior Support

Does your child need additional support in the school setting? We provide a school consultation package which will include collaboration with your child's teacher and other school personnel.

We support your professional development and can provide you with the opportunity to obtain BCBA, BCaBA, and RBT supervision. 

We also provide ongoing training and professional development for our staff.

Assessment

SUPERVISION & TRAINING

 

ASSESSMENT

A Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) will be conducted to determine the needs of your child. Depending on our client's individual needs, our FBA's may include the following:
 

  • Identification Of Problem Behaviors - Our clinical team will assess the possible reasons why your child engages in problem behaviors.  We will evaluate the variables affecting your child's behaviors, and will create individualized behavior treatment plans designed to decrease problem behaviors and increase appropriate replacement behaviors.
     

    • Functional Analysis - Some behaviors can be more complex than others. If the clinical team cannot determine the function of a problem behavior, a functional analysis may be required. A functional analysis is an additional scientific assessment that is done in a very structured manner to further determine the reason why your child engages in a specific behavior.
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  • Skill Acquisition - Various assessment tools will be used such as, VB-MAPP, EESA, Vineland Assessment, and AFLS to determine if your child is meeting age-appropriate skills.  IF your child is showing delays in certain skill areas, our clinical team will create treatment plans and programs that are designed to target these skills. Some examples of skill acquisition targets include, receptive and expressive communication, social skills, play skills, self-help skills, emotion and perspective taking, safety, and community.
     

  • Caregiver Training - Parents and Caregivers are a crucial part of our team! An assessment of parent/caregiver skills we be conducted to determine how we can help you, help your child. Together, we will create an individualized goal that will teach you how to help your child in their areas of need.
     

  • Clinical Recommendations - Once the FBA has been completed, our Behavior Analyst will make a clinical recommendation of prescription therapy hours, supervision hours, and other services that your child may need.

ABA Therapy

 

Applied Behavior Analysis is a science that focuses on understanding individual behavior and the biological,  environmental, pharmacological, and circumstantial factors that influence behaviors.  Our understanding of human behavior allows us to use the principles of Behavior Analysis and apply it to an individuals natural learning environment. 

Applied Behavior Analysis is one of the most widely accepted and researched therapy for children diagnosed with Autism. ABA therapy is also an effective treatment to target behavior goals for individuals diagnosed with other developmental delays and any individual who wishes to work on a particular behavior. 

During ABA Therapy, our Behavior Therapists work with your child 1:1 within the home and/or community setting. Our therapists target decrease of problem behaviors and increase socially significant skills that will improve you're child's ability to access their learning and social environment. Some of the teaching strategies we use are as follows:

  • Natural Environment Teaching (NET) - We use your child's natural environment and contrive opportunities to work on their goals.  While this may look like play to your child, our therapists are working on various skills such as, communication, fine motor, gross motor, sharing, matching, labeling, and many more - because ABA is fun!
     

  • Functional Communication Training (FCT)  - During FCT, your child is learning how to appropriately communicate to gain access to their wants and needs, as well as to terminate undesired activities. Our team will help your child use the most effective and functional means of communication that is accessible.  Some examples of communicative tools are, American Sign Language, Picture Communication, and other Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices. 
     

  • Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT)This is a more structured approach to teaching skills. Our therapists target specific skills that will teach your child to discriminate various items in their environment and engage in more difficult table top tasks.  Therapists are provided with specific strategies on how to implement DTT wherein it is therapeutic and engaging for your child.
     

  • Task AnalysisThis is an approach that is used to teach skills that require multiple steps to complete. Our therapists will be provided with a step-by-step list and shaping procedure on teaching target skills. Some examples of skills that are taught using a Task Analysis are, brushing teeth, tying shoes, forming sentences, learning safety information. 


Other evidenced-based ABA strategies may be utilized during your child's therapy. Our clinical team will be going over these strategies with you in detail once services start.

Parent Training is also included in ABA Therapy. Our Clinical Supervisors create parent goals and because we work as a team, parents are required to participate, learn, and implement the strategies being used to help their child. 

Our clinical team will be taking data constantly to ensure that we are able to monitor your child's progress.

 
School Consultation & Behavior Support

 

 

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