SPECTRUM CONNECTION VISION
Our vision is to positively impact the lives of clients and their families affected by autism to support them in reaching their greatest potential. Spectrum Connection is dedicated to impacting the future of each client by improving motivation, communication, interaction, learning, and independence.
WHAT IS APPLIED BEHAVIORAL SERVICES?
Community Partners Spectrum Connection provides fee for service intervention for children and adults with behavioral challenges or developmental needs. These services can be provided in home, school or community settings. An individualized program will be developed based on each learner’s specific needs.
“Applied Behavior Analysis is the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree.” (Baer, Wolf & Risley, 1968)
At Community Partners Applied Behavioral Services, we offer the following intervention services:
- Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI)
- ABA Therapy
- Social Skills Training
- Functional Behavior Assessment
- Behavior Intervention Planning
- Parent Coaching
- School Services including assessment, program development and ongoing support.
ASD is believed to occur in 1 of every 68 children according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). It is a form of developmental disability that begins very early in childhood. Children with ASD have varying skills, but typically share problems in social and communication skills. The causes of ASD are not yet identified, but there is agreement that early recognition and intensive intervention are critical to optimize a child’s ability to develop necessary life skills.
WHAT DOES AN
Effective ABA intervention is not a “one size fits all” approach. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst customizes the intervention to each learner’s skills, needs, interests, preferences and family situation. A quality ABA program includes:
- Initial and ongoing assessments
- Application of applied behavior analytic techniques and philosophy
- Emphasis on positive social interactions and enjoyable learning
- Measurable goals that are tracked and monitored
- Support and training for family and staff
- Program is supervised and managed by a Behavior Analyst
- Ongoing adjustment of goals and strategies as necessary
THE ABS PROFESSIONALS
ON OUR STAFF?
Gayle Perreault, M.Ed., BCBA, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Gayle has written and implemented behavioral and teaching programs for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) across various environments including, home, school and the community. As a parent of a child with autism, Gayle brings a unique perspective to her work with children and families. Gayle’s core belief is that everyone can learn and grow. She believes that by meeting individuals where they are and supporting their growth with evidence based practices that everyone can thrive in our community.
ABOUT APPLIED BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS (ABA)
Today, ABA is widely recognized as a safe and effective treatment for autism. It has been endorsed by a number of state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Surgeon General. Over the last decade, the nation has seen a particularly dramatic increase in the use of ABA to help persons with autism live happy and productive lives. In particular, ABA principles and techniques can foster basic skills such as looking, listening and imitating, as well as complex skills such as reading, conversing and understanding another person’s perspective (Autism Speaks).
For more information, or to make a referral, please call Gayle Perreault at 603-516-9492 or contact us online.