Our Approach

Our Mission:

 

“Big results require big ambitions” (Heraclitus). Our mission is to inspire and nurture ambitions of children, families and staff using individualized applied behavior analysis services.

 

Our approach with each child and family focuses on:

 

  • Positive and reinforcing activities

  • Building up skills

  • Helping you and your child be motivated and have fun

  • Individualizing a program that is specific to your family

  • The best approach for your family, based on scientific research

Our curriculum uses evidence based Applied Behavior Analysis strategies that focus on:
 
  • Social Skills (For example: responding to others, playing games, making friends)
  • Communication Skills (e.g., understanding others, communicating with others)
  • Adaptive Skills (e.g., feeding, toileting, dressing, chores)
  • Leisure Skills (e.g., playing alone, free time activities, playing with others)
  • Behavior Skills (e.g., replacing behaviors that prevent participation and learning)
  • Parent/Caregiver Skills (e.g., how to engage with your child in play and communication
This helps to improve your teaching skills and promotes caregiver and child independence. We emphasize the least restrictive environment and therefore focus on teaching skills that can, in the future, ultimately be taught without our assistance.
 

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA):

 

ABA is a methodology that uses behavioral techniques to teach new skills. Some examples of behavioral techniques include prompting (such as modeling) to create a successful environment and using reinforcement to keep motivation high.

ABA is a science. The ABA strategies we use are based on thousands of research studies that demonstrate effective teaching. ABA can be used to teach all ages, all abilities and all types of skills, however it is more commonly known to be the go-to method to teach children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities.

What to expect from ABA intervention:
One or more Behavior Technicians working with you and your child each session
A Program Supervisor working with you, your child and the Behavior Technician several times per month to provide training and review progress, questions and concerns.
A Clinical Supervisor visiting once per month (approximately) to review progress, questions, concerns, program needs/changes. Also, he/she will provide training for you and your child’s team.