Clinic Based Services
Reach clinic based services provide special education and behavior analytic (ABA Therapy) services to clients with autism and unique learning needs between the ages of 2 and 22. We offer small group as well as 1:1 services. The clinic is open year-round and offers clients the option to follow either a school-year based calendar or a year-round calendar. For those clients who choose to follow a school-year calendar, the option does includes 5 weeks of services during the summer months.
The clinic is open between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday and clients are able to receive treatment with flexible scheduling between these times. Clients are able to receive services for between 3-9 hours per day. The schedule for each client is determined based upon a number of factors and their individual needs.
Evidence based instructional practices and data driven decision making are used
to ensure each client receives high quality programming. The primary objective of the program is to ensure that all clients receive innovative, expert level services so that they may reach their full potential in all aspects of
learning and daily life.
All educational and behavioral programs are designed and overseen by an experienced Intervention Specialist and/or Behavior Analyst. Direct instruction is delivered with the assistance of an experienced Teaching Aide. All Teaching Aides receive coursework to become Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT's) when they begin working at Reach. The RBT coursework and certification process is governed by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB).
Our Clinic enrolls clients with a wide range of instructional and behavioral needs. This means that we utilize a variety of instruction materials and curriculum to meet the needs of each learner. Every client at Reach has a unique treatment plan and curriculum program designed to meet their individual learning/behavioral needs.
Assessment of Progress
Reach utilizes the following Assessments to guide instructional decisions. Ongoing data collection is utilized to measure progress on behavioral and learning objectives. Progress reports are provided quarterly to families.
Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS)
Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS)
Essential For Living
Vineland-3 Adaptive Behavior Scales
Behavior Support Services
The Behavior Analyst works closely with teaching staff to promote skill development and to reduce challenging behaviors experienced by our clients. Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs) are used to develop Behavior Intervention Plans. We also work closely with outside agencies to ensure successful behavioral planning across the home and school settings. Additionally, all staff are trained in safe crisis management procedures. Reach is focused upon using proactive and positive intervention strategies to address behavior challenges.
Reach accepts clients who display a wide variety of challenging behavior and no client will be turned away due to behavioral intervention needs. All clients are assessed on a case by case basis and services are designed to address their unique needs.