They majority of our clients start off with a comprehensive Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) program. Services are individualized and consist of 1:1 sessions with one or more of our Certified Behavior Technicians. In some cases 1:1 sessions are also delivered by BCBAs. Our intensive services usually consist of 20-25 hours of ABA services per week which includes 1:1 therapy, weekly program oversight and ongoing training by a BCBA, as well as caregiver training and coaching. Utilizing play-based approaches, our early learners are often working to fill-in developmental gaps across a variety of domains with a strong focus on developing and strengthening functional communication.
Push-in ABA Daycare/Preschool
Once a child has built up some foundational skills they are often ready to move on to more typical social and learning environments with more variability and less individualized attention. Often times the expectations and amount of unpredictability in typical daycare or preschool can be too large of a leap to navigate on their own at first. Having ABA services delivered in this setting is often the bridge that gives the child the chance to experience early success, build positive associations with school, and ultimately leads to the fastest independence.
Within the daycare and school settings, we provide the level of support necessary to be successful in the environment but not so much that they child becomes reliant to the additional support. Goals are designed for the purpose of helping the child develop the communication and social interaction skills to so they can fully participate in the daycare setting and benefit from the learning and social opportunities it offers. At the same time children are also learning to independently navigate the setting, including actively advocating for themselves with their teacher when accommodations or more support are needed.
Community Based ABA
Community-based ABA extends the principles of behavior analysis beyond clinical settings, immersing individuals in real-life environments. By focusing on practical skills and social interactions within their communities, this approach promotes meaningful skill generalization and integration. Community-based ABA empowers individuals to navigate everyday situations, fostering independence, social engagement, and adaptive behaviors. Through collaborative efforts with families and community members, this approach creates a supportive network that recognizes and embraces the diverse strengths and abilities of each individual, fostering a truly inclusive society.
Caregiver participation is an integral component of ABA therapy that empowers caregivers with the knowledge and skills necessary to support and reinforce their child's progress and development effectively. This specialized training equips caregivers with evidence-based strategies and techniques rooted in ABA principles to foster positive behavior change and promote skill acquisition in their children. Caregiver coaching is a collaborative effort between ABA professionals and caregivers, working together to create a nurturing and supportive environment that facilitates a child's growth, development, and success. Through these evidence-based practices, caregivers can play an integral role in their child's journey towards achieving their full potential.
Why ABA Works For Jaxon?
Jaxon, Age 2, Diagnosed with Autism, Level 3 w/language delay
Jaxon does not yet use words or gestures to communicate but instead gets his needs met by bringing his parents to the location of a desired item. He can become frustrated when not understood and will sometimes bang his head. Jaxon enjoys music and has strengths in its rhythmic and tonal aspects. He is also reportedly highly capable at navigating electronic devices such as iPads. Jaxon’s parents would really like for him to be able to tell them what he wants or needs and when he is experiencing things like hunger, thirst, or pain.
Some of Jaxon's Goals
Request at least 10 favorite items or activities
Use at least 5 gestures to communicate
Demonstrate understanding of 10 simple daily instructions such as go get you shoes
Explores new play materials
Tries new solid foods
100% reduction in head-banging
Behavior Technicians: Rachel Jones RBT, CBT and Faith Fitzgerald, CBT
Clinical Supervisor: Bethany Shields, BCBA, LBA
Jaxon's ABA Therapy Schedule
Monday-Friday, 9-11:30am and 3-5pm: 1:1 with Behavior Tech
Monday 9-11:30am and Thursday from 3-5: Supervision Sessions
Wednesday from 2-3 Caregiver Coaching with Clinical Supervisor
Why ABA Works For Grace?
Grace, Age 4, Diagnosed with Level 3 Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of 2
Grace has been receiving in-home ABA for 1.5 years and has gained so many skills as well as reduced her support needs to level 1. The majority of her ABA services have transitioned to her daycare setting so that she can work on developing peer relationships, learn to confidentially navigate the social environment and reach age-appropriate level of independence.
Some of Grace's Goals
Invite a peer to play/Ask to join a peer’s play
Tolerate denied requests
Develop coping strategies when upset/mad/scared
Play out life events in pretend play e.g. birthday party, going to McDonalds
Identify when accommodations are needed and independently access or ask a teacher
Behavior Technician: Rachel Jones RBT, CBT
Clinical Supervisor: Jess Long, BCBA, LBA
Grace's ABA Schedule
Monday-Friday: 9am-12:00pm- Push-in ABA at Daycare with Behavior Tech
Mon and Thur: 2-4pm- In home therapy with Behavior Tech
Every other Wed from 5-6pm- Caregiver Coaching