CENTER-BASED ABA SERVICES
We provide one-on-one and small group Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services for children and adolescents in a center-based setting. ABA works to systematically change behavior based on principles of learning derived from behavioral psychology. ABA helps improve social interactions, teaches new skills, increases language and improves adaptive living skills while replacing and reducing maladaptive, challenging behaviors.
Benefits of a Center-Based approach
- Opportunities to work on social skills with age and developmentally appropriate peers
- Promotes numerous generalization opportunities due to multiple staff, peers, stimuli and different environments
- Cases are continuously and closely monitored by Board Certified Behavior Analysts on-site daily
- Enriched learning environment
- The opportunity for parents to participate during observations/meetings at any time to ensure success generalizes at home
ABA is individualized to each child based on an initial assessment (e.g., the ABLLS-R, VB-MAPP, Essentials for Living, Functional Assessments, etc.) and continually modified based on the child’s progress. Intervention is designed to address both behavioral excesses (e.g., aggression, self-injury, tantrums) and behavioral deficits (e.g., compliance, self-help skills, toileting). There is also a strong emphasis on providing programs to develop verbal behavior and social skills.
Preparing children from infancy to kindergarten to transition to school-based learning with the objective of entering into the least restrictive environment possible.
Reducing dangerous and/or disruptive behavior such as aggression, self-injury, non-compliance and elopement.
Teaching children and adolescents how to establish peer relationships, share items, reciprocate conversations, and understand nonverbal cues.
Creating an effective communication process to give kids a way of expressing their thoughts, needs, and wants using Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), American Sign Language (ASL), or technology resources like iPads/Other devices.
Adaptive Living Skills
Teaching skills needed for an individual to function safely, independently, and appropriately on a daily basis. Living skills include: toileting, grooming, dressing, meal-time behavior, housekeeping chores, and motor skills.
Everyone receives an individualized plan, specific to their needs. It’s created, administered and adjusted along the way by a team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts with your goals and your child’s best interests at heart.
A Master’s level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) provides on-going training and supervision. A Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) holding a Bachelor’s Degree and/or has completed specialized training in ABA therapy required by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board facilitates each therapy session.