Hillcroft’s ABA Clinic was the first Clinic to open in the Muncie area and was established in 2010. We 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 Therapy

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 (EFL) to assess each client and to develop an appropriate program to address individual needs. Sample programs may include…

Early Learners:
We focus on increasing communication skills, building a language repertoire that is meaningful to each learner, and problem behavior reduction. Using the VB-MAPP, we target cooperation, receptive language, imitation, primary social skills, and classroom readiness.

Adolescent Learners:
At this level we advance the learner’s repertoire while we assess emerging transition skills. We use a combination of the VB-MAPP and the Essential for Living Assessment. We target social, play, imitation, receptive listening, cooperation, eating, fine and gross motor, classroom readiness, visual perception, self-help skills, and 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 child has a team of individuals that help guide your child’s program, therapy, and communication about your child. The team consists of a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Program Coordinator (PC), and two Register Behavior Technician (RBT) Therapists.

  • BCBA: is a graduate-level professional who is certified in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Your child’s BCBA is responsible for writing insurance reports, taking data to develop behavior plans, providing weekly consults to the therapist to provide ongoing training, conducting parent trainings and parent meetings, and supervising the PC’s.
  • PC: is responsible for writing programs and gathering all materials needed, providing weekly consults, point of contact for parent questions, and supervising the RBT Therapist.
  • RBT: is a therapist who works one-on-one with your child and works under the guidance of a PC and BCBA, to collect data and carry out treatment protocols or behavior plans.