Consultation and Intake
Our staff BCBAs conduct consultations with the patient’s parents or guardians to gather information pertaining to treatment. This is the time to discuss specific services provided and to ask questions about specific treatment goals. This is also the time to discuss any concerns the parents or guardians may have. If treatment is sought, this meeting will also provide an opportunity to schedule assessments, sign consent forms, and to collect needed information.
The second assessment, VB-MAPP, allows us to compare specific skills of your child to skills of their peers to monitor their progress through developmental milestones.
TCA provides two forms of assessments. The first, Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS), is used as a curriculum guide and skill tracking system. It is generally used for higher functioning children or adults and/or school-aged children. It may assist in developing Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) objectives and goals for local school systems.
ABA and/or Verbal Behavior
These therapies feature both one-on-one and group sessions of behavior training that utilize ABA principles. TCA recommends between six and thirty hours per week for most patients. Most sessions will last three hours. Two hours will be spent in one-on-one sessions and the last hour will be spent in group sessions. Special arrangements may be considered depending upon availability.
Additional Group Sessions
TCA runs multiple group sessions daily. It is possible to enroll your child in additional group sessions to continue to improve play and social skills as needed. Each group session will last one hour.
Homework and Study Training
These are one-on-one, independent sessions for individualized academic instruction. The instructor will focus on development of homework and studying skills while monitoring homework productivity.
Informal Workshops, Parent Trainings, Outside Volunteer Trainings
We provide periodical workshops that focus on various topics important to our patients. Upon request, we are also able to perform specific trainings for parents, teachers, caregivers, and volunteers as needed.
IEP Advocacy and Classroom Observations
A representative is available to travel to local schools for IEP meetings to make recommendations regarding the needs and services of the children and to ensure treatment goals are compatible with IEP goals. The patient must be currently enrolled in one-on-one sessions before IEP Advocacy or Classroom Observations may happen.