Intake and Initial Assessment
The most important step in a successful ABA/social skills intervention is a complete assessment of your child's current functioning level through a 1 hour meeting with you and your child/adolescent as well as a records review. The treatment plan is reviewed every 3-6 months to ensure progress is taking place.
ABA Therapy (Ages 3-12)
- Using applied behavior analysis to teach your child the skills they need (language, social and play) through Discrete Trial and Natural Environment Training.
- Hours vary on availability and need of your child (determined after intake), typically taking place 2-5 times a week for 1-3 hours.
Individual Social Skills Training (ages 12-18)
- Teaching your child the behaviors they need to be accepted by typical peers using evidence-based procedures.
- Hours vary on availability and needs of your child (determined after intake), typically taking place 1-2 times a week for 1 hour.
Social Skill Group Instruction (Ages 12-18)
- These are typically 2-4 children age related children who are working on similar goals in a group format.
- Hours vary on availability and needs of your child (determined after intake), typically taking place 1 time a week for 1 hour.
For motivated adolescents, PEERS curriculum and training is available. Peers is a intensive, evidenced based program for making and keeping friends.
- Class meets once a week for an hour and a half and parents are involved as social coaches
Stacey Ashton is a PEERS certified provider through the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.