How We Work
-First,we talk: We want to learn more about you or your loved one, specific attributes of the diagnosis, and your family/needs. We want to know what your goals are and how we can best support you.
-Then we answer your questions: We will review with you our process and how we can help. We will answer questions about what ABA services may look like for you and what to expect.
-When you are ready, we start the assessment process: We spend time assessing the current skill level and taking baseline data. We additionally utilize various assessment tools and look for patterns in antecedents, behaviors, and consequences to determine the function of current behaviors displayed.
-Next, we create a plan: After the assessment is complete, we develop a behavior support plan that incorporates the results of the assessment and your goals. We will include the determined function of behaviors and ways to help the individual meet their needs in more socially acceptable and safe ways.
-We start: Your behavior consultant will review the behavior support plan with you. Families and caregivers will be trained on this plan to foster consistency in response by all. Behavior consultants will work with individuals directly to teach life skills and replacement behaviors. Your consultant will be available as a support to you when needed and will be there to answer questions about progress and difficulties you may be experiencing. Behavior Consultants will collaborate and work with other service providers and team members to enhance quality of care overall.
Growth: Through kindness, patience, and compassion, we nurture our clients’ growth by providing opportunities to explore interests and engage in the world around them.
Quality of Life: We are dedicated to fostering communication, encouraging interactions, and embracing the individual.
Independence: We help individuals learn and acquire Basic and Advanced Daily Living Skills, Communication and Language skills, Social Skills, Community Interaction Skills, and Academic Success Skills. Our goal is to help consumers become as independent as possible throughout their lives.
We are dedicated to supporting individuals with meeting their goals and enhancing skills regardless of age and through every life stage and level of need.
What Is Applied Behavior Analyisis (ABA)?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the scientific study of behavior to understand how biological, environmental, and other factors influence and change behavior over time.
As behavior analysts and therapists, we seek to understand behavior and the impact of the physical or social environment on behavior.
ABA is not just for children or those on the spectrum. It can be used for all individuals and throughout the lifespan.
ABA helps us understand the following:
· How and why behavior occurs
· How to set up our environment for success
· How an individual learns best
ABA helps us:
· Adapt to each learner, and create individualized programming.
· Decrease challenging behaviors based on environmental changes
· Increase pro-social, communication strategies
· Apply skills learned in any environment – generalizing to home, school, and the community
It is research-based, and scientific, with methods focused on decreasing challenging behavior and promoting positive reinforcement.
We are available to provide individualized treatment in the homes of families we serve. Benefits of home-based therapy include:
-access to siblings, parents, and other family members as part of their program
-Support to learn self-help skills in the natural environment
-Additional caregiver involvement
-comfort of being in a familiar setting
-generalization of skills learned at ABA clinics.
Our long-term goal is to promote independence in, access to, and overall community inclusion for all individuals. We strive to promote learning in fun and naturalistic settings. Additionally, a community-based setting may be the most appropriate environment for an individual if they are able to learn in less structured settings and/or if the behaviors occur most frequently in the community setting.