The mission of Applied Behavioral Learning Services (ABLS) is to provide the highest quality educational and clinical services for children with Autism, Anxiety, Feeding, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and other Disruptive Behavior Disorders using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and other evidence-based approaches.
Applied Behavior Analysis is used to develop data-based individualized programs to teach communication, social skills, self-regulation, coping skills, and self-care. Traditional behavioral instructional methods, such as discrete trials, are combined with Naturalistic Teaching Methods (e.g., Pivotal Response Training and Natural Environment Training) and other evidence-based approaches to create a program that meets the needs of each child. Programs focus on the acquisition of skills and the generalization of these skills to natural environments. A systematic, data-driven approach to generalization is used to ensure that skills become part of the child’s functional behavior repertoire.
At Applied Behavioral Learning Services we believe that in order to provide high quality services for children, it is important to attend to the specific needs of families and their particular circumstances. In keeping with this philosophy, services are tailored to fit the unique profile of each child and his/her family and may include home visits, community outings, and consultation to the family.