Michelle Ragozzine & Associates offers assessment and treatment services to children with various developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. Services are provided or supervised by individuals licensed or credentialed in their area of expertise who also have training and experience working with children of all ages. Services can be provided in our clinic, clients’ homes or schools.
We provide services to the following populations:
• Children with Autism and other related disabilities
• Children with a diagnosis of ODD, ADHD, and Conduct Disorder
• Children with unspecified developmental delays
• Typically developing children with minor behavior problems
• Typically developing children with more significant behavior problems
• Children with other genetic disorders
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an umbrella term that refers to the application of behavioral science to socially significant behaviors. ABA encompasses a variety of scientifically proven treatment methods to address all types of behaviors. This means that ABA can be used to teach new skills, as well as reduce socially inappropriate behaviors. This can be done through the use of direct therapy with the child or consultation to parents, caregivers, or school personnel. ABA can be used to teach individuals of all levels of functioning, diagnoses, and challenges. Examples of areas addressed through the use of ABA include social, play, language, academics, self-care, and self-direction. Michelle Ragozzine & Associates specializes in Pivotal Response Treatment.
Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) is an ABA intervention that is implemented in the child’s natural environment and is proven to be effective in teaching children on the autism spectrum. PRT targets pivotal areas of development including motivation, responsivity to multiple cues, social initiations, and self-management. Doing so creates widespread improvements in communication, social, and behavioral domains. The majority of intervention provided by Michelle Ragozzine & Associates is based on PRT, however each child’s program is individualized according to needs and learning profiles.
The responsibilities of an intern include but are not limited to:
• Training in Pivotal Response Treatment
• Observing and participating in ABA sessions with clients
Observations will always be accompanied by MR&A Staff and will be in various locations:
• Learning to understand and implement behavior plans
• Learning to input data
• Creating materials for clients as needed
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