Training For Professionals

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." Helen Keller

  • Training teaches a competency based approach
  • Training in discrete trials and verbal behaviors
  • Training results in significant, measurable behavioral outcomes
  • Training teaches non-aversive strategies and positive programming

Online CEU Courses

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Behavior Analysis produces significant, measurable, behavioral outcomes in the fields of rehabilitation, education, and therapy. Once the consumer, family, caregivers, and staff are trained using a competency-based approach, the behavior reduction program will be implemented. Environmental manipulations could result in immediate behavior change. The treatment focus will include using positive programming to teach new skills, consistency in service implementation by all caregivers, and could facilitate lasting results for the consumer in their home or with caregivers or their staff.

Treatment of Problem Behaviors

Behavior Analysis is a science-based, cost-effective approach for training individuals to reduce behavior or learning problems such as non-compliance, verbal aggression, property destruction, physical aggression, truancy, tantrumming, self-injury, inappropriate social behavior, self-stimulation, and elopement and to increase skill training in conjunction with behavior reduction in the areas of communication, social interactions, toileting, self-preservation, self-care, sensory replacements, daily living, on-task behavior, independent living, and compliance.

Verbal Behavior Training

Verbal behavior uses established principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to teach language and communication skills to consumers with autism and other developmental disabilities. Each consumer will undergo a comprehensive assessment using a variety of tools including the ABLLS-R, and a program will be developed to target consumer's individual needs. An array of experimentally-validated methods are used to increase both expressive and receptive language. These methods include discrete trial, errorless, and natural environmental training.

Internship Program

An approved, 90 hour course (Miami) is offered to interns without behavioral backgrounds which focuses on training students in the basic principles of behavior with an emphasis on the application of these principles in applied settings with various populations. Supervision includes practice with cases utilizing an applied behavior analysis perspective, which includes instructions on performing functional assessments, collecting data, and developing interventions.

Results of treatment will be discussed in supervision utilizing behavior data to refine interns' skills as behavior practitioners. Interns are all