believes effective treatment begins with well trained staff.
We take pride in the investment we make in training our staff! Our goal is to develop staff who will be skilled progressive behavior analysts with the ability to make in-the-moment decisions, which we believe is fundamental to quality ABA and the AP Method.
All staff must meet the requirements required for RBT® certification and demonstrate competency in the understanding and implementation of ABA and the AP Method. Most importantly, they must show a passion for children and a dedication to the field of autism treatment.
Autism Partnership’s rigorous and intensive training includes instruction in both theoretical and applied behavior analysis to create an integrated foundation and understanding of what ABA is and how it is implemented. Initial training includes didactic instruction, hands-on practice, and overlaps in sessions with more veteran staff. Our objective during training is to prepare our therapists to develop the critical thinking skills needed to make moment-by-moment treatment decisions as each session unfolds without relying on prescribed protocols or predetermined rules.
Each member of our treatment team must demonstrate proficiency in the fundamentals of Progressive Applied Behavior Analysis and the AP Method, including:
- ABA based teaching strategies (e.g. Discrete Trial Teaching, Teaching Interaction Procedure, Incidental Teaching)
- Reinforcement development and implementation
- Flexible prompt and flexible prompt fading
- Generalization throughout each phase of programming
- Developing spontaneous and natural communication
- Social skills development
- Curriculum and curriculum development
- Developmental norms
- Understanding the diagnosis of autism
- Working with families
We believe ongoing training is fundamental to providing the highest quality intervention. Autism Partnership provides continued and advanced skill development through mentorship, research opportunities and scholarship to pursue a Master’s degree in ABA and related fields.