How we work
We apply the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis through different modalities and using the best method that matches your child’s abilities and learning needs.
We are a person-centered, integrity based, and meaningful treatment that creates plans to uniquely fit each person we work with, their specific needs and the integration of family as a whole.
Discrete Trial Training
Contrived opportunities for learning
Discrete trial training is a technique often used in applied behavior analysis where skills are taught in small and discrete trials that are practitioner led. It uses simplified and structured directions that are broken down and slowly built up to larger instructions as the child learns more skills. The child is reinforced for engaging in the therapist’s instructions and targets are chosen so that the child can learn swiftly, mastery can be achieved, and progress can be attained.
peer modeling and Integration
Social skills interventions are critical to teaching a variety of interpersonal skills to children with social deficits such as the inability to recognize emotions, initiate and maintain interactions, and respond to others in social acceptable manners. Peer modeling and integration into therapy using direct instruction and teacher directed methods is one modality for teaching social skills to children with autism to learn these skills in natural ways and generalize them to their peer groups in their natural context such as family interactions, school settings, siblings, and friends.
Natural Environment Training
The natural environment plays a focal point in teaching skills. These skills are taught and generalized within the natural environment, using your child’s personal motivation as a catalyst for learning. This type of teaching is important because it concurrently teaches the individual to use the skill in many different ways that is applicable to their lives. Natural Environment Teaching is incorporated through activities and toys that your child is inclined to use, with the instructor creatively contriving the environment to teach the target skills.