We are committed to providing evidenced-based ABA therapy to children and their families. Through individualized, consistent high quality services, we strive to increase communication, social skills, functional living skills, and overall quality of life for each child within our agency. Through compassion, understanding, and diligence we provide families with constant support and valid training, in order for them to provide exceptional care to their children.
About the Owner
Nicole is a Florida native who grew up in Tampa and completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Stetson University. From there, she went on to pursue her Master’s of Science in Applied Behavioral Analysis at Western New England University in Massachusetts. While pursuing her master’s degree, she worked at The New England Center for Children. Her time was spent within a residential home for teenage boys as a teacher, shift manager, and residential coordinator; as well as on the Early Intervention team specializing in home-based therapy for 2-3 year olds. Since moving back to Florida and gaining her certification as a BCBA in 2013, she lead a school for children with Autism in Ocala and worked as an independent contractor delivering home-based therapy to children of various ages. She is passionate about delivering high quality and companionate services to children and their families.
What is Applied Behavior Analysis?
Applied Behavior Analysis is typically referred to as ABA. It is the systematic approach to influencing socially significant behaviors through the identification of environmental contingencies and the use of behavior change techniques. The field of ABA was founded by the work of B.F. Skinner. His work focused on why animals and humans engage in behaviors and how those behaviors continue or subside. Through his work and the continued research in ABA, the field has gained knowledge on reducing (and eliminating) problem behaviors, increasing (and teaching) alternative behaviors, identifying important skill deficits, and teaching new skills (such as language, social skills, and daily living skills). ABA therapy focuses on what skills are significant for your child. Each program is individualized from the beginning (including the intake, assessment, and written behavior plan) and throughout the direct therapy process (monitoring progress, adapting programs, and adding goals important to your family).
Give us a call or email, and we will contact you to complete the initial referral. We will collect basic information about you, your child, and how we can help. From there, we will schedule an intake appointment, an assessment, and complete a written behavior plan. During a family consultation session, all aspects of the behavior plan will be reviewed and we will work with you on setting up a schedule for consistent sessions.