Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) with Learning and Behavior Solutions, Inc. We will work with your child alongside family and caregivers, private therapists, school, religious support staff, and others, by providing unique services individually targeted to address Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), developmental disabilities, and/or behavioral challenges faced in home, school, and community settings.
Individualized Services All plans are individually developed and implemented. Once initial assessments and interviews have been completed, your Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will develop a treatment plan focused on prioritized, critical, needs. These areas may include identified gaps in learning, language acquisition, social interaction, adaptive behavior skills, and academic progress. Your child’s progress to mastery, generalization, and maintenance of the original targets will lead, in turn, to additional goal-setting and interventions to be implemented based on individual measurement of functioning levels and skill acquisition.
Social Skills Groups We will arrange personalized, social-skills groups, with membership to include siblings, cousins, friends, and other children to help in addressing the critical need to improve social interaction. Groups will meet once or twice monthly, beginning with a group lesson at the clinic. Following this group lesson, a community outing will be planned where your child can practice the skills learned with our peers. Selected peers will be provided with additional training to implement peer mediated interventions.
Solutions for Education Professionals
Independent Educational Evaluations
Individual Student Consulting Services
Observations, developing a data plan, identifying academic and behavioral supports.
Functional Behavior Assessments, Social Skills Assessments, Executive Functioning, Verbal Behavior, Adaptive Behavior, and Daily Living Assessments with Intervention Planning.
Ongoing District Support
Contract for long term support arrangements to serve students, teachers, and support staff
Professional Development and Training Solutions.
Solutions for Private Medical and Therapeutic Providers
Co-consulting on individual clients
Referral source for your patients
Provide information on our services.
Provide information on alternative options.
Provide advocacy and resource support for parents.
Continuing Education Opportunities for your staff
Learning & Behavior Solutions Services
Individual ABA Therapy
It is most beneficial the individual receives at least a portion of the services in a home or community setting. Incorporating services in to a school setting is certainly preferred. Services within the clinic setting will also be an option.
Wherever services are provided, the team will focus on identifying critical areas of need, providing appropriate interventions, and then generalizing across settings once skills are acquired.
Research recommends that individuals receive between 10 and 40 hours per week of direct ABA services, dependent on the needs of the individual.
While the nuances of individual insurance policies and the busy schedules we all maintain can sometimes make scheduling time for services difficult. As a team, we will work to find a schedule that works with your family.
Social Skills Groups
Offering opportunity for individuals to interact with peers in community settings is critical in developing age appropriate social interaction skills.
One to two times each month, as we are able to coordinate groups of similar age peers, our team will meet on a weekend day at the clinic and engage in lessons focusing on social language, perspective-taking, problem-solving, and related skills.
Following each lesson, the group will have the opportunity to apply the skills with a group of familiar peers and family in a community activity.
Learning & Behavior Solutions, Inc., will continue to work with local area school districts in the provision of individual student services, such as consultation, assessment and program planning.
Learning & Behavior Solutions, Inc., has set a goal to collaborate with multiple preschool and early childhood centers in efforts to provide access to ABA services during the critical stages of early development and during the transition to elementary school.
Professional development on a wide range of topics (see below) is available for local and regional school districts as they wish to expand educator’s repertoires of skills, develop programs for academic and behavioral support, train paraprofessional as behavior technicians, or other topics as identified.
Tiffany K., Mrla, BCBA, PhD, is available to provide program consultation to schools and districts in efforts to improve the provision of services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities learning, social, and behavioral disorders.
Therapy-Center Based Consultation
Learning & Behavior Solutions, Inc., is available to provide services to therapy-center based clinics offering OT, PT and Speech-Language therapy.
Services may include individual client support within the clinic setting to reduce interfering behaviors and improve attention and effort during therapy sessions.
Additional services available include training in the field of applied behavior analysis to add additional skills to their professional practice. Training topics may include the registered behavior technician training for a core group of therapists who can then provide support to other therapists in the clinic; functional behavior assessment and developing function-based behavior intervention; general overview of ABA and common instructional methods; or instruction in the principals of verbal behavior.
In addition to school or clinic-based professional development opportunities, the staff of Learning & Behavior Solutions, Inc., will provide opportunities for parent and caregiver training, advocacy and service agency training, and professionals providing services to individuals with ASD.
Various professional development presentations can be made available, ranging from general special education requirements, overview of services for students with disabilities, effective models for co-teaching and collaboration, empathy training, overview of response to intervention, making appropriate accommodations and modifications, components of effective reading instruction: assessing and developing skills; relating the IEP to instruction, overview of applied behavior analysis, teaching techniques and strategies using applied behavior analysis and other methodologies, implementing evidence-based practices, data collection and progress monitoring, conducting functional assessments, developing behavior intervention plans, or tips for working with individuals identified with Autism Spectrum Disorders.