MYLESTONES ABA THERAPY
Early Start Autism Intervention Program (ESAIP)
ESAIP is an intensive language-based program. The SLP services within ESAIP expect a collaborative approach between certified behavior analysts, speech pathologists and direct staff. SLP is involved in the development of communicative outcomes (receptive and expressive language). During the first 30 days of treatment, you will receive up to 6 hours of individualized trial training per week for diagnostic assessment. A report is then submitted to the service coordinator with recommendations for ongoing intervention times.
Functional Behavior Assessment
Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) is a process to understand why a child engages in challenging behaviors. It involves gathering information to identify the underlying function or purpose of the behavior. By conducting an FBA, parents can gain insights into what triggers the behavior and how it serves a specific purpose for their child. This assessment helps parents and professionals develop effective strategies to support and address the child's needs, promoting positive behavior and reducing challenging ones.
Natural Environment Teaching (NET)
Natural Environment Training (NET) is a practical approach used in special education and applied behavior analysis (ABA) to teach children with developmental delays or disabilities essential skills within their natural environment. This training method focuses on creating a learning environment that closely resembles the child's everyday surroundings, such as home, school, or community, to enhance generalization and promote functional skills acquisition.
The structure of parent training should aim to balance the caregiver's concerns with the child's ability to perform. Mylestone staff strives to understand, reflect and empathize with the individual needs of caregivers. A core component of the parent training program also adheres to the Behavioral Skills Training Model (BST) developed by Miltenberger (2003). Parent training sessions will be conducted in all of the following categories:
Indirect/ Direct Instruction
Informative Discussion without Client Present
Powerpoint Discussions on Content-Focused Skills
Direct Coaching and Modeling with Client Present utilizing Behavior Skills Training Approach
Handouts Demonstrating Skill Comprehension Prior to Direct Implementation
Data Collection Outside of Treatment Sessions
Hi! I'm your BCBA, Nina.
I'm a behavior analyst (behavioral artist) with a great passion for early intervention and early detection of autism. I have 20 years of lived experience in autism spectrum disorder and speech delay through my firstborn son, only daughter, and youngest child.