ABA for Children & Adults
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a systematic approach to promote positive behavior change by implementing interventions that emphasize motivation and reinforcement. The focus of this methodology is on building skills and decreasing problematic behavior. ABA uses objective data of observable behavior to create and adapt personalized behavior plans that are tailored to the specific needs of the individual. ABA Therapy utilizes Discrete Trial Training (structured skill-building practice) and naturalistic social skill interventions in order to promote the acquisition of appropriate behaviors. Behavior plans are overseen by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and implemented by thoroughly trained Registered Behavior Therapists. We serve all ages of individuals from children to adults!
ABA STEP Enrichment Program for Adults with Autism
Learning doesn’t stop after high school, and continued enrichment is especially important for adults with autism. Island Therapy Solutions professional analysts and therapist recognize this and offer a unique opportunity for adults with autism to build skills and enrich their life experiences through the Strategic Transition Enrichment Program (STEP).
Adults with autism who participate in STEP, learn and practice the independent living skills and employment skills needed to be successful in their everyday lives. Our ABA-based program focuses on key skills such as social skills, money management, preparing for employment, community interaction/networking and independent living skills. While STEP has an overall program structure, each experience is personalized to fit each adult learner.
When does the STEP program take place?
The program hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-3:30 pm.
Where does the STEP program take place?
Initially, most sessions for STEP will be conducted in our office at Island Therapy Solutions in Gallows Bay on St. Croix. Our staff will work with the adult learners to get them ready for community-based services with local businesses. We actively partner with local business and non-profit agencies to expand the skills and experiences of our adult learners. Each opportunity is designed to provide a access to needed job or life skills.
How do I learn more about the STEP program?
Interested in learning more? We’d love to connect with you! Call us at 340-719-7007 and ask for Andrea Purdome.
All inquiries are confidential.