Our Fort Wayne centers are designed with the intention to be a place where children are truly excited to learn. The BACB guidelines for treatment recommend a minimum of 25 hours per week and up to 40 hours per week for children in need of intensive programming to treat skill defects across a variety of developmental domains. With this in mind, we designed centers that have many environments within one setting, so that children are constantly exposed to new learning opportunities, social interactions, and experiences.
Our Coldwatersong center has an open door concept to encourage social play and a naturalistic teaching environment. Designed with early learners in mind, the center is filled with sensory bins, music instruments, many pretend play areas designed to keep children with autism constantly engaged as they focus on learning across all developmental domains.
The Parkview location helps prepare children for the natural environment and transitioning skills into the community. The center has two large classrooms to teach classroom readiness, social skills, and daily living skills. The center is also in walking distance of a local park, allowing for more opportunities to utilize skills in the natural environment while skill receiving 1:1 therapy and support.
Our newest location for children on the South West side of Fort Wayne offers ABA thearpy for children between the ages of 18 months and 16 years of age.
ABA therapy is a type of therapy that focuses on improving socially significant behavior. It is based on the science of Behavior Analysis, which is scientifically derived and its principals can be used to understand and change behavior.
ABA therapy is the most effective evidence-based treatment for Autism and is recommended by physicians, the American Psychological Association, and the US Surgeon General.
Precision Teaching is used to ensure we meet our learners where they are at with all skills, and systematically increase the complexity of the instruction as the data shows they are ready. Fluency Based Instruction is used to promote high rates of responding which leads to fluency across skills and efficiency in teaching. Naturalistic Teaching is used to make teaching and learning fun as well as imbed teaching trials into natural environment activities.
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Autism presents symptoms related to unusual language development and processing. As a result, children with autism often are delayed in developing spoken language. To maximize our ability to increase a child’s communication, we offer speech and language therapy services.
Our Fort Wayne Locations have an open door policy for speech therapy providers, meaning, if you are already woring with a provider and love them, our open door policy will allow for collaboration between your speech therapist and our team of BCBA's and ABA therapists. However, if you are looking for speech therapy services in addition to your ABA program, we can make reccomendations for SLP providers who will visit our centers and work with your child as part of our team!