We teach children ages 2-14 a wide array of skills, from communication, academic, and social skills to activities of daily living. The goals for teaching and the way therapy is conducted are determined after an initial assessment of skills, interview with the parents, and identification of each child’s learning style.
We are also assisting students who are struggling with online learning by breaking down tasks in smaller steps, providing repeated practice outside of the online classroom, bringing in exciting materials that provide an alternative way of learning the same target information taught in class . The teachers working at Compassionate Therapy for Autism are experienced in teaching students of different ages and abilities.
Consultation: In Office, Home or via Telehealth
Consultation is provided to specific children who might not need a comprehensive treatment but require focused ABA intervention to address behavior problems. The consultation model involves working directly with the child’s parents, his or her teachers, and other caregivers who are part of the child’s every day life.
Supervision: In Home or via Telehealth
I provide supervision to BCBA candidates, RBT’s and BCaBa professionals who are looking for a practicum placement to earn the experience required to become board certified behavior analysts. The supervision model I use is based on the methods of Behavior Skills Training and involve both direct (working directly with the supervisee and their clients) and indirect supervision (meeting to discuss principles, and procedures, client’s progress, team coordination etc)
Parent Coaching: In Home or via Telehealth
Research shows that regardless of the hours of direct therapy a child receives, many of the gains made in therapy are not maintained and generalized if the child’s family does not apply certain fundamental behavior analytic procedures and principles. Parent coaching is provided through observations, modeling by the therapist or consultant, rehearsal by the parent, and feedback. A child on the spectrum benefits the most when everyone in their environment can use many every day activities as teachable moments and learns how to do this with patience and compassion, meeting the child exactly where they are.
Workshops and Continuing Education Events
I am passionate about helping children with autism and their families access the best treatment model, and learn what to expect in the process. I am also passionate about the procedures and principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and I like to explain what ABA is in plain language for community events, schools, and other places where a community gathers. This year I did a presentation at Sellwood Community House on Effective Communication and Learning Strategies Based in ABA. I have also been accredited by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board to present continuing education events on advanced topics in behavior analysis. Last year I presented a continuing education event on supervision at the annual conference in behavior analysis (October, 2019) held by Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis.