We specialize in treating children, adolescents and adults with behavior problems by utilizing only the most effective, scientifically-proven methods for improving behavior using the principles and procedures of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
Applied Behavior Analysis is the treatment of choice for teaching new behavior as well as for reducing undesired behavior and has an extensive scientific literature supporting its use. ABA is especially useful in teaching behaviors to children with Autism who may otherwise not "pick up" these behaviors on their own as other children would. We strongly believe it is a failure in the teaching strategies used and not the child. When proper curricula and instructional methods are used, these children typically make significant gains.
Behavior Reduction Services
We begin with a thorough behavioral (functional) assessment designed to determine exactly why the person is behaving as he or she does and to determine appropriate behaviors that should replace the unwanted behavior. Research and experience shows that in order to produce significant long lasting behavior change, the person must learn an appropriate alternative behavior to replace the problem behavior.
An individualized behavioral treatment plan will then be designed to meet the individual’s and the family's unique needs. The treatment plan uses the principles and procedures of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) both to reduce the unwanted behavior and to teach appropriate alternative behaviors.
Speech, Language, Communication and Skills Training Services
The program begins with an extensive evaluation of the child’s verbal repertoire and other essential learning skills. This assessment forms the basis for the child’s individualized intervention program.
Children are taught a variety of skills, based on their own unique needs, in 1:1 settings with highly trained therapists using the Verbal Behavior/Discrete Trials Training approach.
All programs are developed and supervised by Board Certified Behavior Analysts who have a specialization in teaching language to children with speech delays.