DIRECT SERVICES  - clinic based setting
– serving children 15 months to 12 yrs old 
  • Intensive teaching trials and incidental/natural environment teaching are used to address communication, learning and behavioral needs.  
  • First 5-10 sessions are used to assess skills to develop an individualized treatment plan.
  • Data is collected every session and is used for on-going evaluation purposes.  
  • Services are provided at the clinic by a Behavior Technician (BT), Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) and/or Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
  • All services/programs are directly supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).


HOME PROGRAM CONSULTATION – 
– serving children 15 months to 12 yrs old 
  • Home tutor training for how to set-up, implement the treatment plan, take data and set up/maintain materials for a home-based ABA program.
  • Team meetings are conducted for on-going training and program review every 2-4 weeks in 2-4 hour increments at home.


PARENT SUPPORT SERVICES – 
– serving children 15 months to 12 yrs old 
Ongoing training/consultation to equip parents and families with behavior based tools and concepts to help their child grow and learn in the home and community setting.
  • Provides the family with skills necessary for a child to succeed in the home/community setting.
  • Assists the child with learning and generalizing skills from clinic to home, school and community settings.
  • Provides training and insight into the child’s programming and progress.
  • Construct behavior intervention plans to address challenging behavior.


BEHAVIOR SUPPORT SERVICES - home/community based
- serving children through adults
Functional Behavior Screening/Assessment of challenging behaviors to develop a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP).  The BIP focuses on creating a plan of action to teach or increase adaptive skills and build on strengths and preferences while eliminating or reducing the frequency, severity and duration of challenging behaviors.  Parents/caregivers are trained how to effectively implement that plan.  


SCHOOL CONSULTATION – 
  • Teachers and staff receive on-site training, modeling and monitoring of instructional and behavior/classroom management strategies based on the principles of ABA.
  • Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) to develop Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) and ABLLS and/or VB-MAPP assessments to develop accurate, measurable IEP objectives.
  • In-service and staff development trainings.


BACB SUPERVISION - 
Supervision available for individuals who require supervision toward certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as well as for on-going BCaBA supervision  - visit www.bacb.com for requirements.

Applied Behavior Analysis Services
What is ABA?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific discipline that has proven to be the most effective treatment approach identified across research literature for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Applying the principles of learning and motivation from Behavior Analysis and the procedures and technology developed from those principles, ABA uses a systematic approach which involves breaking skills down into small, easy-to-learn steps to teach new skills, improve and/or maintain appropriate behaviors, and reduce behaviors that interfere with performance of daily activities.

Verbal Behavior (VB) is the behavioral analysis of language which focuses on the function of language not just the form (Skinner, 1957).   As an educational program, Applied Verbal Behavior utilizes systematic instruction based on the science of applied behavior analysis to teach and develop skills around the functional categories of language or verbal operants (mand, tact, intraverbal, echoic, etc.).

Therapy Connections uses tools such as The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills-R (ABLLS-R), (Partington) and the The Verbal Behavior Milestone Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP), (Sundberg) to identify specific language barriers, objectives and to provide a curriculum and skills tracking system.

For more information visit the 
Association for Behavior Analysis International
www.abainternational.org


One hundred years from now
It will not matter
What kind of car I drove,
What kind of house I lived in,
How much I had in my bank,
Nor what my clothes 
looked like.
One hundred years from now
It will not matter
What kind of school I attended,
What kind of typewriter 
I used,
How large or small my church,
But the world may be ...
a little better because...
I was important in the 
life of a child.
~~ Author Unknown ~~