What is ABA? How Can It Help My Child?
We provide expertly designed treatment plans that fit your child’s specific needs
At Therapeutic Learning Consultants, we use the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in providing individualized treatment plans for our learners. Our intervention strategies place an emphasis on evidence-based intervention, data collection, and data analysis. We believe in working collaboratively with parents, caregivers, teachers, school staff, and other service providers to ensure the best possible success for our clients.
Therapeutic Learning Consultants seeks to make a lasting and meaningful difference in the life of each client by providing goal-driven, individualized Applied Behavior Analysis therapy to children with autism and related disorders.
TLC designs individualized learning programs with evidence-based methods that fall under the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a systematic method of supporting and/or altering behavior. It involves studying behavior (via observation), analyzing the steps involved in producing a behavior, and then teaching or modifying these steps one at a time.
TLC believes that the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) are successful in developing new skills and reducing challenges for all children. We assess each child’s individual needs, and develop appropriate treatment plans for children with a variety of diagnoses.
Social Skills Group
Our Social Skills and Play Groups are targeted for ages 3 to 18. The groups are designed to meet the needs of children who require small group support to increase social and behavioral skills.
To be considered for our groups, caregivers and their child must first participate in an initial interview to determine if the group fits their child’s needs.
During the intake consultation you will learn everything you want to know about our services and we will be happy to meet with you and learn more about your child’s needs and their educational and behavioral history.
Your Program Director and Supervisor will conduct an assessment to identify presenting behavioral barriers and skill deficits. Your Director will schedule observations to obtain baseline data of your child’s current skills. We use the following standardized tools to assess your child’s needs:
Program Design, Consultation & Supervision
Your Clinical Director and Program Supervisor will develop an individualized program and treatment plan based on your child’s specific needs and skills. Directors and Supervisors monitor progress by conducting regular weekly supervision: observing the instructional program, conduct parent training and regularly review your child’s program data and graphs.
In addition, your Program Director and Supervisor will work closely with you and collaborate with other professionals on your child’s team to provide the most effective program for your child. Monthly clinic meeting will be held to discuss progress and modifications to the program.
Behavior Therapy (1:1 Sessions)
Your child will be supported by skilled Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT’s) dedicated to teaching your child new skills in a 1:1 setting.
RBT’s are responsible for carrying out the treatment plan and the collection of data. Progress is assessed through qualitative and quantitative data collection and graphing. Behavior Therapy sessions are typically 2-3 hours in length. The intensity of the recommended service hours is based on your child’s individualized goals.
Your child will receive classroom support focused on: behavior modification, implementing or reducing prompts, developing a motivational system, social facilitation and increasing attention to academic tasks.
Family members and caregivers are considered to be integral and active participants in their child’s individualized program. Your Program Director and Supervisor will provide direct ongoing support and training that will help you better understand your child’s behavior, and ensure follow through of behavioral protocols and interventions to help with the generalization of skills. If you have a busy schedule, worry not as we also provide Telehealth options for remote parent training services.