Applied Behavior Connections LLC primarily does in home Behavior Therapy while collaborating with teachers and other professionals to encompass all aspects of the clients environment. A functional assessment is completed with each client on the initial few visits by the Consultant. Once all assessment data has been completed each individual will receive an individual program based on his or her needs. Programs are written and closely monitored by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and implemented by a team of RBT's (Registered Behavior Technician.) Programs are updated bi-weekly based on the child's development and progress. Applied Behavior Connections LLC utilize’s the following positive practice strategies.




Discrete Trial Learning

A one-to-one teaching method is used to provide “intensive learning” on

a skill or behavior. Repetitive drills are used to help the child master the

skill and each correct response is reinforced. This repetition is especially

important for children who may need a great deal of practice to master a

skill. Repetition also helps to strengthen long-term memory. Specific

behaviors are broken down into simplest format and systematically

prompted or guided.


Incidental Teaching
This strategy emphasizes the importance of giving real-life meaning to

skills a child is learning. The teacher uses naturally occurring

opportunities to help the child learn. Using a child’s everyday

environment  in therapy can help increase the transfer of skills to everyday situations and helps with generalization of the skill. The activity or situations is chosen by the child in this technique and the teacher follows the child’s lead or interest.


Verbal Behavior

An effective teaching strategy used to help and improve the development of communication by making language functional and reinforcing.


Pivotal Response Training
A naturalistic, loosely structured, intervention that relies on naturally occurring opportunities and consequences. The focus of PRT is to increase motivation by adding components such as turn- taking, reinforcing attempts, child-choice and using pre-learned tasks. This technique takes the focus off the deficits and redirects attention to certain areas that are viewed as pivotal (key) for a wide range of functioning.


Natural Language Paradigm
This strategy is based on the understanding that learning can be increased by arranging the environment in order to increase opportunities to use language. It emphasizes the child’s initiative and uses natural reinforcers that are directly related to the behavior and encourages skill generalization.  


School/Specialist Collaboration

                                                                                                   Your team will work to collaborate all programs with teachers,                                                                                                                    specialists and other professionals invested in your child's future. For                                                                                                          those schools that are in search of additional help, programs can be                                                                                                            written to include classroom development as well as modified for                                                                                                                teacher training and implementation.


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