At Monarch Behavior Analysis, we promote social significant skills that allow children with disability diagnoses to become independent living individuals, increase functional communication, social interaction and individualized play skills, as well as academic support to improve our children quality of life for independent living, across settings and people.
Applied Behavior Analysis – ABA Therapy – is a science in which procedures derived from the principles of behaviors are systematically applied to improve socially significant behavior to a meaningful degree and to demonstrate experimentally that the procedures employed were responsible for the improvement on behavior. We serve children in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Gardens, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Coral Spring, Pompano Beach, South Florida and surrounding areas, including Palm Beach and Broward Counties.
SERVICES WE PROVIDED
APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (ABA therapy) based on principles of ABA basically for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder – ASD, Down Syndrome, Developmental Delays, Learning Disabilities, Speech Delays, Attention and Hyperactivity ADHD, Oppositional Disorder (ODD), and others.
Services are provided at the client’s Home, After school program, Private Schools, and other social groups the client participates.
* ONE TO ONE:
Focus on individualized goals taking in consideration client’s strengths and weakness to make a daily learning process more reinforcing and effective. For newly diagnosed children with learning disabilities or delays, developmental pediatrician most likely to recommend one therapist to one child. One of the main principle utilized in every session is the Aba Therapy especially to Children with Autism.
* SOCIAL SKILL THERAPY:
Allow children to interact with peers while learning social skills in their natural environment (playground, school, parties, gym, sports, etc.). Child Autism, Asperger’s, and ADD in children have a common denominator and that is lack of social skills because most of the time, they do not respond accordingly to a typical conversation. In addition to this, there are times that these children feels overwhelmed to the crowd which is difficult for them to handle. As a preparation, therapist use the social skill therapy to expose them in areas where there are children for them to gain trust, independence and to explore their capabilities. However, for children who have maladaptive behaviors (hurting others or self-injurious), in home services will be conducted initially then gradually, the child will be introduced to various places mentioned.
We use a combination of assessments and procedures to improve the child potential across people and environments (Home-School-Community)
” Verbal Behavior (VB) is an intervention based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) which focuses solely on verbal communication. This intervention was developed based on the work of B.F. Skinner. In his book Verbal Behavior, Skinner outlined his analysis of VB, which describes a group of verbal operants, or functional units of language. Skinner explained that language could be analyzed into a set of functional units, with each type of operant serving a different function. The operants are Echoics, Mands, Tacts, and Intraverbals. These components of language are necessary for effective verbal communication and should be the focus of intervention meant to teach language. The work of Skinner has been expanded upon by researchers in the field including Jack Michael, Mark Sundberg, Jim Partington, and Vince Carbone. They have theorized that these components of language are necessary for complete understanding, generalization, and mastery of language.
This tool is used as an assessment to evaluate client’s progress in the 5 verbal operants (MANDS, TACT, IMITATION/DUPLIC, Intraverbals, and Echoic)
This is a curriculum tool that measure still acquisition in 24 areas of learning (Cooperation and reinforcement effect, Visual Performance, Receptive Language, Imitation, Vocal Imitation, Request (Mands), Labeling (Tact), Intraverbals, Spontaneous vocalization, Syntax and Grammar, Play and Leisure, Social Interaction, Group Instructions, Classroom routines, Generalized responding, Reading, Math, writing, Spelling, Dressing, Eating, Grooming, Toileting, Gross Motor, and Fine Motors)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT TEACHING:
Contrive the environment to make learning natural and more reinforcing in order to acquire academic, social and independent living skills. Our Autism services in South Florida, Palm Beach and other branches aims to assist client to live like the other kids. The main objective of every methods that we use is to assist and guide them to be the best person they can be. Though there are cases where we do in home autism therapy, we see to it that the child will not be deprived with socialization and other necessary skills that they can learn.
FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENTS AND BEHAVIOR SUPPORT PLANS
We use a combination of assessments that are age appropriate to evaluate the child current skills and identify potential long term and short term goals to improve the child quality of life. The Autism aba therapy is not contained to children in the spectrum because they can be applied as well to other children with disabilities. In collaboration with child’s caregivers and other providers, we complete assessments to help caregivers and other providers carrying over strategies across other people and settings in order to maintaining child learning potential.
These tools help look into common functions that behavior might serve in client’s daily. There are 4 main functions:
AUGMENTATIVE SYSTEM COMMUNICATION
The use of an individualized communication method that can help the individual who are unable to use verbal speech to communicate especially to children with autism spectrum disorder. This method refers to the use of Picture Communication System (PECS), American Sign Langieg (ASL) or Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
We have a broad experience in using thos methods across children. We are working in collaboration with speech pathologists in designing communication system, including iPad app (Proloquo2go) as part of our autism therapy.
Design, train, and support caregivers and other providers to implement a potty training protocol for any age and successfully become independent in complete during toileting (Urinate and defecate in toilet, wiping, hand washing and flossing toilet). Our autism help therapy allows every child to be able to perform daily activities without any prompt.
Teaching children to try new foods that are not current in the prefer list of items he eats in his daily diet.
Help children to acquire academic sills, independence in homework completion, help with homework, and reinforce areas of academics concerns. Help with daily performances and school testing.
Using strategies to help parents in a daily living routine such as: sleeping parents, independent living skills (showering, potty training, grooming, dressing, and house chores). As a parent or the primary caregiver to a child with special needs, we understand the struggles which is why our Children services is not only to address the child’s behavioral issues, but to assist the parents on how to handle their kids at home too. We coach and prep the parents or the primary caregivers to deal with their kids especially during meltdowns. Moreover, we are partnering to Beacon Health Florida Medicaid in terms of finances because we know how it is when it comes in supporting a child with special needs financially.
EARLY STEPS INTERVENTION SERVICES
The first few years of a child’s development sets the stage for how the child will be able to learn and maintain acquire skills throughout their lives. Evidence based research have been proven that as earlier you implement ABA procedures in teaching children with autism, more possibilities they have to close their developmental gaps and being able to acquire independence across all functional academics and daily living skills.
Our BCBA will work in collaboration with speech pathologist occupational therapists, physical therapists, neurologists, child’s dentists, school team and any other member of the child medical and educational provider, to carry over strategies in order to acquire skills and maintain consistency in teaching.
We also help parents, and school team in create or re-evaluate child’s Individualized Educational Plan (Individualized Educational Plan (IEP)), and identify potential assessments needed to gather information on academics and social goals and set adequate accommodations.
MEDICAID CURRENTLY ON HOLD
United Behavioral Health OPTUM
We also accept out of network for all other National and local insurance companies!
Private pay and all major credit cards accepted.
Contact us we will work with you to verify ABA benefits and start the authorization process.
American Sign Language