Our Approach

Our Approach is Unique

The program manager (a Board Certified Behavior Analyst) will assess the child’s ability and current functioning level using the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS) and/or the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP), school and parental concerns, and formulate an Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP) for the child. Each child’s ITP is specific to the child and individualized to his/her priority needs and deficits. The program manager discusses the evaluation report with the parents and makes recommendations about the weekly requirement of intervention for the child. Again, recommendations are based on the child’s needs and there is no ‘standard package’ of intervention offered to every child.

Going ahead, the program manager, the therapist team as well as the parents meet to discuss in detail the ITP goals, teaching strategies, data sheets, behavior reduction techniques for the child and undergo an initial training session.

The therapist team works with the child on the ITP goals and take data on every program throughout the sessions. The entire team, which includes the program manager, therapist team and the parents, meet for a clinic meeting, once a month to discuss the progress of the child, to modify programs and discuss other issues.

Our team depends heavily on parents for inputs and continuity of teaching opportunity. We will always take time to discuss home or school issues that affect behavior or learning. Parents are encouraged to observe the entire in-home session and ask questions. If required, a parent may be requested to work with the child for part of the session, to help train the parent in carryover of programs.

We ensure a high quality therapeutic session by focusing on the following:

  • Building a positive rapport with the child and creating a positive and motivating teaching environment.
  • Quickly gaining instructional control over the child through the process of high density reinforcement and low effort tasks.
  • Interspersing difficult tasks with easy ones, to build the child’s self esteem and ensure motivation and engagement in the session.
  • Challenging behaviors are immediately put on extinction, thereby reducing their frequency in the future.
  • A mixed verbal behavior approach ensures an overall grasp of the concept being taught, thereby avoiding meaningless rote learning.
  • Mastered skills are immediately transferred into the natural environment to promote generalization of skills.