BEHAVIORS: Developing Life Goals for Your Child’s Success

Providing ABA 1-to-1 therapy in your home

Children need to flourish in their own homes first. Our professional team supports both you and your child in your home’s comfortable, accepting environment. We partner with the entire family to help your child overcome and conquer potential difficulties at home. But more importantly, we’re very careful to pair the perfect, well-trained therapist with your child. Whether you need help with social eating skills, dressing, bathing, communicating, or playing, your Behaviors team will use the most advanced and successful ABA therapies to enhance positive behaviors and eliminate inappropriate ones. Your child will receive support with the following ABA therapies:
Providing ABA 1-to-1 therapy in your home

Discrete Trial Training

DTT is a positive behavior technique to teach a child a skill or behavior in small, discrete components. Your child’s ABA therapist rewards him or her along the way with a tangible reinforcement

Natural Environment Training

Your child’s own motivation will help him or her accomplish a behavior or skill in a natural environment. Then they will learn how to generalize that new skill or behavior to other environments.

Play-Based Training

Play-based training is one of the most rewarding approaches to help your child learn and develop. Your child’s ABA advocates interact with your child in the language they best understand—play!
Offering social skills training and groups

Offering social skills training and groups

Most children on the autism spectrum struggle with understanding and using social skills. Social cues can be confusing and frustrating. Get social skills training to help your child understand how minds and feelings work and to learn basic social rules and expectations. It’s important to learn these skills at home, school, and elsewhere, so group training enhances what they’ve learned and how to apply it in social settings. Social skills training and groups can help your child learn to maintain friendships, get a job, and much more.

Supplying community-based training

A robust community-based training program will help your child become a contributing member of your community. Help your child learn to function through skills acquisition and practice in areas like:

  • Appropriate etiquette in restaurants
  • How to choose and participate in a leisure activity either individually or in a group
  • Learning how to use social media appropriately and staying safe online
  • Going to the grocery store and following a list
  • Preparing a meal at home
  • Answering the phone and taking messages, or calling to schedule appointments or chat with friends
  • Making purchases at stores
Supplying community-based training
Supplying prevocational training at an early age

Supplying prevocational training at an early age

Children on the autism spectrum need prevocational training to one day hold a job. Your child needs prevocational skills early in life so he or she is prepared adequately to work. Here are skills every person needs for employment:

  • Understand the difference between “work time” and “relaxing time”
  • Attend to a particular task for 15 minutes or longer
  • Do boring or disliked tasks without arguing or complaining
  • Ask for help when necessary
  • Accept correction or suggestions for improvement
  • Follow multiple steps without being prompted
  • Follow a dress code
  • Get comfortable with interruptions

Providing parents and family members with training, too.

You know your child best, but sometimes you don’t know the best way to support him or her in learning and developing. Parents and other family members need training to understand their critical role in your child’s life. With Behaviors, you get a professional support team to help you manage and to advocate on your family’s and your child’s behalf. Your team will show and teach you about ABA’s principles and offer best practices on working and living with a child on the autism spectrum.
Providing parents and family members with training, too.

At Behaviors, we are driven to see each child flourish and succeed.

 

Testimonials

Our five-year-old son has Asperger’s. The social and vestibular limitations associated with this diagnosis, in his case, are compounded by an acute emotional imbalance and a range of triggers that are difficult to identify and more difficult to address.

Since his initial meeting with Daniela, he has attained a psychological platform from which he has been able to successfully begin kindergarten in a positive and balanced state of mind. There is no question that for the most part, this is a result of Daniela’s work. And working with Daniela is all about results. POSITIVE results.

Daniela’s rapport with our son was immediate from their initial meeting. It was clear that she was exceptionally warm and charismatic and highly experienced in working with behaviorally challenged children. More significant, however, was the behavior plan that she incorporated for us. She gave us systems that our child loves working with (checklists for daily routines, rewards/behavior charts, and other visual charts that help organize our child and us, as parents). We were skeptical if our child would comply with these new tools but, instead, he is THRIVING as a result.

Prior to meeting Daniela a few months prior to starting kindergarten, our son had no internal map or sense of organization, in spite of our varied efforts to create a sense of order for him. We felt that his behavior would not sustain him in any school – however specialized – and we needed help to prepare him.

Daniela worked with our son individually to facilitate his transition into a new school environment and routine. She also instructed us as parents, and even our caregiver, separately on how to implement verbal cues and tools for him.

Stephanie
Parent

Daniela worked with my daughter for over four years. She did 1:1 ABA with my daughter and was instrumental in teaching critical life skills. Daniela is extremely knowledgeable in Applied Behavioral Analysis. My daughter instantly connected with Daniela and made significant progress when she worked with her. Daniela is creative and often thinks out of the box. She always had new ideas and was extremely caring and professional. Daniela worked closely with my daughter in the community, at home and in her classroom. She is a leader and any child that has the opportunity to work with her will definitely benefit from her expertise.

Cara
Parent

My name is Susana Montes. I am a parent, an advocate, and a client. I have known Daniela for over three years. I was very impressed by her as soon as I met her. She immediately connected with me and wanted to get to know my child to be able to work well with him. She listens carefully to my concerns, and questions. She is always fully present during our conversations. My child has made great progress thanks to her. She works very well, and respectfully with my child, and myself. Her interactions with my child, other children, parents, and professionals are truly remarkable and very enriching. I have continued to refer parents, and children to her because I know they will be in great hands. Daniela is very caring, genuine, reliable, and very happy person. I would like to recommend her, and her company/services. I am very confident families will be as happy as I am with Daniela. Thank you.

Susana Montes
Parent/Parent Advocate

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