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Finding the right behavioral resources to help individuals struggling with an autism spectrum disorder or other mood disorders like ADHD or OCD can be challenging. At Learning and Behavioral Center, we offer innovative ABA resources and programs to help parents and caregivers provide the most effective and thorough support for children with these conditions.
Our team at Learning and Behavioral Center provides one-on-one and group therapy to children with anti-learning and antisocial behaviors such as excessive crying, tantrums, aggression, or fidgeting. We effectively treat children with an absence or deficiency in their attention span, communication or language skills, and social skills.
One of the most effective forms of treatment for those with autism spectrum disorder or other anxiety disorders is Applied Behavior Analysis or ABA. This approach breaks down the skills children need to master or become familiar with into small, discrete tasks taught in a highly structured and hierarchical manner. Once mastered, individuals move on to the next stage. In this way, progress builds, and individuals move forward without fear of lacking some management mechanism.
Central to the successful application of this method is the art of differential reinforcement, where the therapist, parent, or caregiver learns how to systematically reward or reinforce desired behaviors and ignore, redirect, or discourage inappropriate behaviors. Data on a child’s progress is gathered regularly to make adjustments to the program for optimum effect. Everything from learning not to scream or throw tantrums, to learning to sleep through the night, to playing appropriately with toys, to learning how to functionally communicate using language, to learning age-appropriate social interactions can be successfully shaped or taught through ABA methodology.
LBC offers both full-time and part-time ABA programs based on each child’s needs. But what makes us stand out are the summer programs we offer every year for about 8-10 weeks. These experiential programs allow children to develop healthy social interactions and an opportunity to apply the skills they have learned. We also offer year-round programming so children can grow and master skills uninterrupted.
A Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Clinical Supervisor write all of our clinical programs. Yet, we encourage caregiver or parental input. Our center incorporates as much family feedback as possible while still following the assessment we use, the Verbal Behavior Milestones and Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP). In this way, individuals and their family experience the most effective treatment. The VB-MAPP is an assessment tool that helps break skills down into small, teachable units to build a strong foundation of critical skills. It also is an excellent means for parents and caregivers to learn how to participate in treatment.
Our Board Certified Behavioral Analyst and/or Clinical Supervisor meets with parents or caregivers every four to six weeks to discuss a child’s specific program. In these meetings, overall progress is discussed, and the future direction and skills that planned on being implemented. This is a prime opportunity to provide feedback, ask questions, or express concerns. Doing so creates a context where everyone is invested in the success and well-being of the child.
To get started, schedule a free consultation and initial evaluation by calling 1.800.683.3522, or contact us online. We want you to get to know the Learning and Behavioral Center team and how our programs operate. Our experts can spend some time with you to learn more about your child’s functioning level and your specific areas of concern. After this initial meeting, you will be provided with a recommendation of services that are best suited to your child’s needs. Our experienced and knowledgeable team can answer your questions and address your concerns. We can put you in touch with behavior development resources online, in print media, and with our treatment professionals.
COVID-19 Update: A Message From Our CEO
As we navigate through this difficult time, we, at LBC, want our staff and families to know that we are following CDC protocols and guidelines to ensure the safety of all Learners and team members. We kindly ask that you familiarize yourself with our guidelines and we look forward to serving our families with a spirit of health and safety.
Upon entry to the center, a temperature check will be conducted for our Learners and staff. We are requesting and enforcing that all our staff and families sanitize their hands every 30 minutes using soap and water, hand sanitizer, or rubbing alcohol. We are taking extra precautions for our center-based services and placing hand sanitizer and rubbing alcohol all around the center. In addition, everyone inside the center will be wearing face masks, in accordance with CDC guidelines, while in close proximity to our Learners and other staff members.
LBC may choose to enact a center-based quarantine should the situation call for it. For families who attend center sessions during a quarantine period, sessions will be moved to the home setting, contingent upon confirmation of health records that both staff and family do not present with Covid symptoms.
We are asking that any individuals that are sick (staff, learners, and their families) to cancel sessions and stay at home. Please do not send your child or yourself to the center if you show any symptoms. Please do not come to the center to work if you show any symptoms. You can come back to the center after 4-5 days of isolation. If you recognize the signs of an infectious disease, use personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves or a mask to minimize potential exposure.
I know this sounds excessive to some, but we are keeping the best interests of all our families and staff in mind. I truly hope that this pandemic clears rapidly for our families and team members, however we remain vigilant until CDC guidance has updated their recommendations. This is an example of how connected our world is and I urge you to stay connected and mindful of one another in this time of need.
Founder and CEO