Services We Provide
Services We Provide
We focus on providing services that combine Discrete Trial Training and Natural Environment Training in order to reduce problem behaviors while building the necessary replacement skills to help our little ones succeed.
What we do
All of our teaching is based on the science of behavior. Through the use of research and data collection, we aim to find the best way to teach your child to improve socially significant behaviors. It all starts with an assessment in order to determine deficits, then an individualized plan is put in place to address goals, and finally 1:1 services commence. Programs are evaluated on an ongoing basis and data driven decisions guide interventions.
Leap ~ Learn ~ Launch
We welcome you to LEAP into services, LEARN with us and LAUNCH into your life with the skills needed to live a functional and independent life.
We currently accept the following funding sources: Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Humana, Magellan, Medicaid, Tricare, and Private Pay
Our Early Learner’s program targets communication skills, independent functioning, social skills, school readiness, play skills, and transitions.
Suggestions & support for IEP planning.
Direct ABA therapy provided by a BCBA, BCaBA or therapist
Treatment plan development by a BCBA tailored to your childs needs
Comprehensive training and support for parents and caregivers.
ADVANTAGES OF AN EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM
- Children who are completely non-verbal who begin intervention in the early pre-school years are far more likely to become vocal (Koegel, 2000)
- Early intervention increases the likelihood of improved long term outcomes (Koegel, Koegel, Ashbaugh, Bradshaw, 2014)
- With early intervention disruptive behaviors are often avoided, reduced, or eliminated as the focus is on teaching appropriate communication (Koegel, Koegel, Ashbaugh, Bradshaw, 2014)
- Early intervention techniques to address the core symptoms of ASD may prevent secondary symptoms and reduce the need for more substantial and expensive interventions later in life (Koegel, Koegel, Ashbaugh, Bradshaw, 2014)
- “It’s very promising to see that children who received two years of early intensive intervention required fewer hours of therapy and special education services through the remainder of their preschool years,” (https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/high-quality-early-intervention-autism-more-pays-itself)
- Early intervention that focuses on increasing communication skills leads to a reduction or elimination of problem behaviors in the future (Koegel, Koegel, Ashbaugh, Bradshaw, 2014)
- Children who begin therapy at a younger age make greater gains than those who enter programs at older ages (Harris & Handleman, 2000)
- Experts working with children with autism agree that early intervention is critical (Corsello, 2005)
- For some children applied behavior analysis therapy appears to have a substantial developmental impact (Harris & Handleman, 2000)
- In a study, children who were enrolled in ABA therapy before 48 months of age were far more likely to achieve an inclusive educational placement in a regular education class (Harris & Handleman, 2000)
- Investigators have suggested that children with autism should begin intensive behavioral treatment as early as possible in order to obtain the best possible outcomes. (Green, 1996).
- It has been found that children who began ABA therapy prior to 5 years old had better outcomes that those who entered the program after 5 years old (Fenske, Zalenski, Krantz, & McClannahan,1985).
- “An increasing body of empirical research suggests that early, intensive, structured intervention, based on the principles of applied behavior analysis, is effective in remediating the intellectual, linguistic, and adaptive deficits associated with autism”. (Remington et al., 2007)
- When compared to a group of children who received “eclectic” treatment, it was found that children who received intensive early intervention in the form of ABA therapy had higher scores on standardized tests of cognitive, linguistic, and adaptive functioning. (Howard et al. (2005)
Yaisy Costales Sade
5600 Spring Park Road, Suite 102
Jacksonville, FL 32216