At MBC, we provide scientifically based cutting edge treatment and education to children with special needs including those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Center’s transdisciplinary model includes Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, sensory integration and family support. Our clinical services are available in our center or in the child’s home.
Comprehensive ABA services are provided year-round through one-to-one programming. Our initial emphasis is on the assessment of a student’s academic, social, verbal behavior and other behavioral repertoires. This guides the development of our individualized programming for each child. Once programming has been established, the focus is on the acquisition, generalization and fluency skills which are needed to promote independence and community participation. Oversight and supervision of program development and on-going analysis of student data is also available from our Board Certified Behavior Analysts.
Family Training & Community Outreach
At MBC we know what a crucial role families play in their child’s development. Our therapists are here to help you overcome the everyday challenges you may encounter having a child with special needs. Our family training sessions are centered on the basic principles of behavior, with particular focus within the home and community settings. These courses are designed for parents, family members, nannies, babysitters, caretakers. Training may also be provided to professionals who interact with children on the autism spectrum or those who have special needs, including schools, medical professionals, other educational support staff.
Our services within the Center are designed for the assessment and support of individuals with challenging behaviors. Service begins with functional behavior assessment (FBA) or functional analysis (FA) of problem behaviors to determine the function of the target behavior(s). FBAs and FAs are conducted by Board Certified Behavior Analysts in conjunction with families and educational team members. A behavior intervention plan is then designed to target more appropriate behaviors. Support and training for families, caregivers, therapists and other individuals will be on-going to ensure consistency of the behavior plan’s implementation. Behaviors supported through these assessment and treatment services may include (but are not limited to): injury to self or others, PICA (ingestion of non-edible items), stereotypy, toilet training, food selectivity, and other behaviors that interfere with educational or life function.
Home Based Programming
The Center provides comprehensive ABA programming in the home and community. We work with families to assess children and develop home programs for them based on their individual needs. Program implementation and supervision is carried out by our highly trained and experienced staff. Parent and family training is also a critical component of our home-based services.
MBC also provides related services, which include speech and language pathology and occupational therapy. Our service providers have extensive training working with children on the autism spectrum and other special needs. All therapy sessions are 45 minutes in duration.