Hillcroft’s ABA Clinic was established in 2010 to provide behavior modification therapy for children and young adults diagnosed with Autism and related disorders. The ABA Clinic uses a combined approach of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA ) and Verbal Behavior (VB) to provide hands-on personalized instruction.
Aspects of Personalized Instruction:
- Cooperation Skills / Problem Behavior Reduction
- Communication Skills
- Appropriate Play and Social Skills
- Toilet Training
- Receptive and Imitative Skills
- Classroom Routines
- Pre Vocational Skills
- Activities of Daily Living
- In-Home Parent Training
- Speech and Feeding Skills
At the ABA Clinic we focus on programs for children, adolescents, and young adults with disabilities across many different levels of learning. We use the Verbal Behavior Milestone Placement Program (VB-MAPP) and Essentials for Living to assess each client and to develop an appropriate program to address individual needs. Sample programs may include…
Increasing communication skills using training to build a language repertoire that is meaningful to each learner. And training also assists in problem behavior reduction. Using the VP-MAPP, we target cooperation and compliance, receptive language, imitation, primary social skills, and classroom readiness.
Advancing the learner’s and repertoire while we assess emerging transition skills. At this level we use a combination of the VB-MAPP and the Essential for Living Assessment. We target social, play, imitation, receptive listening, toileting, cooperation, eating, fine and gross motor, classroom readiness, visual perception, self-help skills, etc.
Building skill generalization for transition into community settings. We target pre-vocational skills, self-help, activities of daily living, wellness, etc. We primarily use the Essential for Living for learners at this level. We focus on fading support as clients become more successful across environments and people.
Levels of Support
Each client is assigned a one-on-one therapist who provides direct, hands on therapy. All of the therapists have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in human services or related field. Each program is assigned a Program Coordinator (PC) that works closely with the client’s assigned Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to continue aspects of training and program development. The BCBA creates individualized treatment plans and provides continual support to maximize client growth and development.