IN-HOME ABA THERAPY
Patterson Behavior Services specializes in applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy for young children who have disabilities.
A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) individualizes ABA programs for each client based on observations, interviews, and formal assessments.
A BCBA provides consultation and training to parents and caregivers, who play an active role in creating and updating program goals.
Services typically include one-on-one and/or group intervention for the child, delivered by a BCBA or Registered Behavior Technician (RBT).
Therapy may take place in home, school, and community settings.
ABA programs focus on verbal behavior, social skills, adaptive living skills, and/or other socially significant behaviors.
Patterson Behavior Services provides ABA-based family consultation for Early Intervention (EI) in the City of Alexandria, Virginia.
Children younger than age 3 may be eligible to receive these services on the basis of criteria established by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.
During EI, a BCBA provides consultation, training, and coaching to parents and caregivers. Rather than work directly with the child, the BCBA helps adults to implement strategies in the child’s natural environment.
EI consultation typically focuses on early communication, social, and play skills.
ABA-based instruction can also promote mastery and enjoyment of academic material.
Students in general education, as well as students with disabilities, may benefit from individualized instruction that is both fun and challenging.
Dr. Ally Patterson specializes in mathematics instruction for early-elementary children. She has developed programs to teach strategies associated with enjoyment of and success in early mathematics.
Consultation is available for parents, teachers, or administrators interested in using ABA to promote students’ academic success. Short-term individual tutoring may also be available.
The BCBA is available to conduct assessments and observations for clients of all ages.
Short-term consultation for adult clients, parents, teachers, or other professionals is also available. Topics generally include program development, program supervision, and caregiver training.
Consultation related to data collection, analysis, and writing/dissemination is also available.