We offer extensive Applied Behavior Analysis programming, customizable consultation for schools and families, and assessments for your specific needs. Whatever your needs, we will work with you to tailor these services to specifically meet the needs of your child, family, organization or program. Using ABA therapy, we teach clients diagnosed with autism or related disorders and learning disabilities -- such as Asperger's or pervasive development disorder -- to successfully learn important skill sets that will enrich the quality of their lives, in a scientific and measurable way.
We teach skills that include but are not limited to:
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
Coordination with other programs and agencies
We offer education support to schools that include but are not limited to:
Inclusion support: where requested, we can place staff with a child to provide educational and/or behavioral services within a classroom
Referrals to other services
We offer a wide variety of programming, a three-tiered system to determine the best treatment for your needs:
Tier 1, focused ABA, refers to treatment provided directly to the client for a limited number of behavioral targets. Typically, tier 1 client needs consist of problem behaviors, the absence of appropriate behaviors, and those who need to acquire skills (i.e. communication, flexibility, tolerating change in environments and activities, self-help skills, waiting, social skills, etc.). Programming typically consists of 10-25 hours per week of direct therapy (plus direct and indirect supervision hours). This is sometimes part of a step down or discharge plan from tier 2 or 3 treatment programs.
Tier 2, comprehensive ABA, refers to treatment where are multiple targets across all developmental domains. Programming typically ranges from 26-40 hours of direct treatment plus supervision per week. This tier typically involves 1:1 staffing and may gradually include small group formats as appropriate.
Tier 3, intensive ABA, is appropriate when the goal is to change developmental trajections to match that of typically developing peers. Research, including several meta-analysis, suggests 30-40 hours per week (6-7 hours daily, 5-6 days/week) of intensive ABA treatment. Hours generally decrease as the client increases independent skills and generalizes behavioral changes to other critical settings. Research has concluded that children under 3 years of age with an ASD diagnosis have better outcomes when they receive 25-30 hours /week, and it is not uncommon for children in this age group to receive 30 hours of treatment or more as they approach 3 years of age. Children who present characteristics of ASD at age 36 months will continue to require ongoing treatment.