Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the application of the principles of learning and behavior to bring about changes in behavior that are socially significant. For individuals diagnosed with autism, ABA strategies and techniques can lead to improvements in communication (i.e., verbal behavior), social relationships, adaptive and daily living skills, play skills, academic abilities and employment tasks.
The Els for Autism Foundation’s Behavior Analytic Services and Education (BASE) program provides ABA services in a clinic setting. Individual and group programs are available.
Parent Training for Disruptive Behaviors
Dr. Jessica Weber is a certified RUBI Therapist offering the RUBI Autism Network Parent Training
Many children with autism exhibit behavioral problems, including tantrums, noncompliance, aggression, and self-injury. These behaviors may not only hinder the individual’s ability to learn but may also amplify caregiver stress. The RUBI Autism Network parent education program teaches parents to use applied behavior analysis techniques to manage their child’s challenging behaviors.
The Els for Autism Foundation is currently accepting families into the RUBI parent training program. As part of the program you will receive:
- 1:1 Applied Behavior Analysis education sessions
- Development of a behavior support plan specific to your child’s needs
- Direct guidance and feedback with regard to your child’s behaviors
The program is composed of 11 core sessions. Additional supplemental sessions may be added for specific problem behaviors (e.g., feeding, sleeping and toileting).
Picky Eating Services
A systematic, step-by-step procedure is used to introduce new foods into the diets of children who are picky eaters. This program is designed for children who eat a limited number of foods but there is no medical reason associated with this behavior.
We now accept Cigna insurance. Please call to inquire about fees and additional insurance coverage.