Applied Behavior Analysis

If you are feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, phobias, tantrums, meltdowns, or the daily hurdles of living with a child with special needs, our Board Certified Behavior Analysts can collaborate with you to bring about change. We seek to understand the behavior (tantrums, self injury, self stimulating behaviors, rigidity, picky eating, delayed toileting, etc.) and implement strategies to reduce the problem behavior while teaching the child or adolescent to acquire new skills. We pledge patience and honesty as we tackle these challenging behaviors together through:

functional analysis (or FBA)- we conduct an assessment to Find the function of a behavior and ways to replace challenging behaviors with more appropriate replacement behaviors

self-injury reduction- we assess the function of a self-injurious behavior, find an appropriate replacement behavior and train the team on a structured behavior plan to help the child or adolescent adopt a new set of skills

aggression reduction- we assess the function of the aggressive behavior(s), find an appropriate replacement behavior and train the team on a structured behavior plan to help the child or adolescent adopt a new set of skills

toilet training- we create toileting programs based on research-based, effective interventions that help children with delayed or severely delayed functions master bathroom and hygiene skills

feeding programs- we assess and systematically plan for acquisition of new foods and textures and plan, teach, and train the team on how to continue to increase exposure to new foods and maintain overall tolerance to non-preferred foods

verbal behavior training & Language acquisition programs- we utilize the VB-mapp (Verbal Behavior Milestones assessment and placement program) to assess and plan for a structured ABA program including teaching language at the table and in the natural environment

social skills training- we work with your child or adolescent in a structured setting to teach social skills as well as how to incorporate and practice these skills in a generalized, natural environment setting

 

We move forward with each client in a spirit of collaboration with our trained specialists and are excited to assist you as you start on this journey. Whether we are the first step in the process, or you are further into your journey, we are glad you found us. Contact us to start the conversation on how we can help you.