• Our Programs & Services

    Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a scientifically validated approach to teach skills that uses motivation to bring about meaningful and positive change in behavior.


    ABA can be used to teach a variety of skills and positive behaviors including:

    Functional Communication

    Behavior Management

    Positive Peer Interaction

    Leisure Skills

    Life Skills

    Vocational Skills

    Social Skills

    Communications Skills

    Living Skills

    Residential Consultation

    Early Childhood Services

    School Consultation

  • Our Teaching Methods

    Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)


    Discrete Trial Training (DTT) is a highly structured and intense form of ABA and typically occurs at a table. Each teachable moment is planned, separate, and distinct. Each target is typically repeated in a trial of 10. DTT is beneficial for students that require more repetition. The sequenced form of instruction has 3 steps: 1.SD (instruction) 2. Response 3. Consequence. Generalization is difficult in DTT and must be planned. DTT is used to introduce and teach skills and then quickly moves onto NET to help generalize the concept or skill.


    Natural Environment Training (NET) is a more natural form of utilizing ABA and is conducted in the child's typical environment. Everyday household objects and toys are used as teaching materials and the rewards for correct responses are natural. The teacher has a curriculum (list of targets to teach) in mind and makes it portable. The targets are inserted in activities, games, and play. The child's motivation and interests are a main factor in NET; most children do not recognize they are "working". Generalization is built into this teaching strategy.


    Pivotal Response Training (PRT) is another form of naturalistic ABA and is used to teach language, decrease disruptive/self-stimulatory behaviors, and increase social, communication, and academic skills by focusing on critical or pivotal behaviors that affect a wide range of behaviors. The primary pivotal behaviors are motivation and child's initiations of communications with others. The goal of PRT is to produce positive changes in the pivotal behaviors, leading to improvement in communication skills, play skills, social behaviors and the child's ability to monitor his own behavior. Motivational strategies include the variation of tasks, revisiting mastered tasks to ensure the child retains acquired skills, rewarding attempts, and the use of direct and natural reinforcement.


    Play-Based Techniques which builds on a child's own interests or obsessions, to develop relationships and social/communication skills.