Individualized programs for unique kids
The Wayman Center provides intensive, individualized, one-to-one Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to children who have been diagnosed with autism or other behavioral disorders. Services are focused on changing behavior, reducing maladaptive behaviors and increasing skills in areas of deficit, with an emphasis on communication and social skills.
Our center-based services include the following:
· Measurement of behaviors, including graphs
· Discrete trials
· Focus on positive reinforcement and motivation of the child
· Toilet training using behavior-based protocol, if needed. Parent training included
· Augmentative/Alternative communication (sign, icon selection), if need is determined
· Natural environment skills
· Peer interactions, including group activities
· Large open room for sensory and natural environment activities
· Outdoor playground for increasing social skills, generalization, etc.
· Parent-training weekly, during the child’s session; may include other family members
· In-home parent training as needed
· Parent conferences at least every six months; more often if needed
· Comprehensive individualized assessment: VB-MAPP, Barriers, ABLLS-R, AFLS
· Written individual treatment plan (ITP) with comprehensive, measurable goals
· Skill domains addressed: Communication, Social, Self-help, Safety, Self-advocacy, etc.
· Written progress report every six weeks, e-mailed to parents
· Assessment and treatment plan renewed at least every six months, sometimes sooner
· Daily data sheet, copied and sent home with the child after every session
· Collaboration with other service providers and school personnel
· Attendance at ARD/ITP meetings, if requested
At The Wayman Center:
· Services are fee-based, by the hour, so that we are better able to provide a highly individualized program for each child, therefore enabling us to meet individual needs that often vary greatly from child to child.
·Services are provided from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. TWC is closed Saturday and Sunday.
·Schedules vary from child to child, but each child receiving therapy at The Wayman Center must receive a minimum of 6 hours per week, divided across at least 3 days per week. Each session must be at least one and one half hours long.
·There is no minimum age or maximum age for children who may attend TWC, and admission is decided on a case–by-case basis, according to whether or not our services are likely to result in desired outcomes, based on the child’s individual behavioral needs.