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ABA Program

The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) principles are used in therapy to

  • increase language and communication skills,
  • improve attention, focus, social skills, and relationships,
  • decrease problem behaviors and increase new functional skill sets

 

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Natasha Cerillo - ABA Program

Natasha Cerrillo, MS, LMFT, BCBA

Natasha’s educational background consists of an Associates Degree in Child Development, a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences (consisting of psychology, sociology and gender studies), and a Master’s Degree in Science for Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapies, and Behavioral Analysis from California State University, Stanislaus. Natasha is a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) with a 9-year background in behavioral analysis. Natasha’s clinical experience includes individual services for  early intervention, children, adolescents, adults, geriatrics and family and groups within a variety of settings; such as residential treatment facilities, Hospital, detention centers, clinics, home and school-based services. Natasha’s experiential background has been within the assessment and implementation of Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB MAPP), Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS),  Assess of Functional Living Skills AFLS, Promoting Emergence of Advanced Knowledge (PEAK),   Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) with using Incidental learning techniques, Natural Environmental Techniques (NET),  Social Skills Training, Picture Exchange Communication (PECs), Errorless Training, and Discrete Trial Training (DTT) among others. 

Natasha Cerrillo, MS, LMFT, BCBA

Natasha Cerillo - ABA Program
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Natasha’s educational background consists of an Associates Degree in Child Development, a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences (consisting of psychology, sociology and gender studies), and a Master’s Degree in Science for Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapies, and Behavioral Analysis from California State University, Stanislaus. Natasha is a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) with a 9-year background in behavioral analysis. Natasha’s clinical experience includes individual services for  early intervention, children, adolescents, adults, geriatrics and family and groups within a variety of settings; such as residential treatment facilities, Hospital, detention centers, clinics, home and school-based services. Natasha’s experiential background has been within the assessment and implementation of Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB MAPP), Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS),  Assess of Functional Living Skills AFLS, Promoting Emergence of Advanced Knowledge (PEAK),   Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) with using Incidental learning techniques, Natural Environmental Techniques (NET),  Social Skills Training, Picture Exchange Communication (PECs), Errorless Training, and Discrete Trial Training (DTT) among others.

About ABA Therapy

What can ABA therapy programs help with?
  • Increase language and communication skills

  • Improve attention, focus, social skills, and relationships

  • Decrease problem behaviors and increase new functional skill sets

When does ABA Start and end?
  1. Call New Beginnings and speak with the referral Coordinator. Families can inquire about beginning ABA therapy by scheduling a phone consultation or filling out a form on our website for my information. (Attached Link) 
  2. Acquire approval from Insurance.
  3. Schedule and Complete Intake with Assessment Forms
  4. Planning and Ongoing Assessment:

A qualified and trained behavior analyst (BCBA) designs and directly oversees the program. They customize the ABA program to each learner’s skills, needs, interests, preferences and family situation.

The BCBA will start by doing a detailed assessment of each person’s skills and preferences. They will use this to write specific treatment goals. Family goals and preferences may be included, too.

Treatment goals are written based on the age and ability level of the person

Goals can include many different skill areas, such as:

  • Communication and language

  • Social skills

  • Self-care (such as showering and toileting)

  • Play and leisure

  • Motor skills

  • Learning and academic skills

The instruction plan breaks down each of these skills into small, concrete steps. The therapist teaches each step one by one, from simple (e.g. imitating single sounds) to more complex (e.g. carrying on a conversation).

The BCBA and therapists measure progress by collecting data in each therapy session. Data helps them to monitor the person’s progress toward goals on an ongoing basis.

The behavior analyst regularly meets with family members and program staff to review information about progress. They can then plan ahead and adjust teaching plans and goals as needed, which may require direct instruction with a Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) or Board Certified Assistant Behavioral Analyst (BCaBA). 

  1. Discharge and Long Term Maintenance of Acquired Goals: 

The long-term goal of ABA therapy is to help clients learn functional skills that can help them integrate into a variety of environments. A part of the Discharge planning would be to Collaborate with ABA-friendly providers to provide resources for clients after they transition out of formal ABA services to maximize skill maintenance and continuity of care and potentially schedule follow-up consultations with caregivers after transition out of services to troubleshoot issues that may have arisen.

Where does ABA therapy take place?
  • Home

  • School

  • Community

  • Clinic

  • TeleABA

  • Group

  • 1:1

  • Family

The places listed may be limited or not offered due to our office policies in place for COVID, keeping staff and client’s safe. 

How does ABA Therapy work?

Using the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Principles, we can start by 

  • Being adaptive to meet the needs of each unique person

  • Provided in many different locations – at home, at school, Teletherapy  and in the community

  • Teaches skills that are useful in everyday life

  • Can involve one-to-one teaching, family  or group instruction with methods such as: 

    • Verbal Behavior

    • Discrete Trial Training

    • Incidental Teaching

    • Positive Behavior Support

    • Errorless Teaching

    • Fluency Building

    • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

    • Ongoing Program Evaluation

    • Language Assessment

What can ABA therapy programs help with?
  • Increase language and communication skills

  • Improve attention, focus, social skills, and relationships

  • Decrease problem behaviors and increase new functional skill sets

When does ABA Start and end?
  1. Call New Beginnings and speak with the referral Coordinator. Families can inquire about beginning ABA therapy by scheduling a phone consultation or filling out a form on our website for my information. (Attached Link) 
  2. Acquire approval from Insurance.
  3. Schedule and Complete Intake with Assessment Forms
  4. Planning and Ongoing Assessment:

A qualified and trained behavior analyst (BCBA) designs and directly oversees the program. They customize the ABA program to each learner’s skills, needs, interests, preferences and family situation.

The BCBA will start by doing a detailed assessment of each person’s skills and preferences. They will use this to write specific treatment goals. Family goals and preferences may be included, too.

Treatment goals are written based on the age and ability level of the person

Goals can include many different skill areas, such as:

  • Communication and language

  • Social skills

  • Self-care (such as showering and toileting)

  • Play and leisure

  • Motor skills

  • Learning and academic skills

The instruction plan breaks down each of these skills into small, concrete steps. The therapist teaches each step one by one, from simple (e.g. imitating single sounds) to more complex (e.g. carrying on a conversation).

The BCBA and therapists measure progress by collecting data in each therapy session. Data helps them to monitor the person’s progress toward goals on an ongoing basis.

The behavior analyst regularly meets with family members and program staff to review information about progress. They can then plan ahead and adjust teaching plans and goals as needed, which may require direct instruction with a Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) or Board Certified Assistant Behavioral Analyst (BCaBA). 

  1. Discharge and Long Term Maintenance of Acquired Goals: 

The long-term goal of ABA therapy is to help clients learn functional skills that can help them integrate into a variety of environments. A part of the Discharge planning would be to Collaborate with ABA-friendly providers to provide resources for clients after they transition out of formal ABA services to maximize skill maintenance and continuity of care and potentially schedule follow-up consultations with caregivers after transition out of services to troubleshoot issues that may have arisen.

Where does ABA therapy take place?
  • Home

  • School

  • Community

  • Clinic

  • TeleABA

  • Group

  • 1:1

  • Family

The places listed may be limited or not offered due to our office policies in place for COVID, keeping staff and client’s safe. 

How does ABA Therapy work?

Using the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Principles, we can start by 

  • Being adaptive to meet the needs of each unique person

  • Provided in many different locations – at home, at school, Teletherapy  and in the community

  • Teaches skills that are useful in everyday life

  • Can involve one-to-one teaching, family  or group instruction with methods such as: 

    • Verbal Behavior

    • Discrete Trial Training

    • Incidental Teaching

    • Positive Behavior Support

    • Errorless Teaching

    • Fluency Building

    • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

    • Ongoing Program Evaluation

    • Language Assessment

Toddler Integration Program

Toddler Integration Program (TIP)

TIP is inspired to provide a cohesive, therapeutic, client centered, and integrated program for toddlers to develop essential language, social, and adaptive skills within the integrated approach of Applied Behavioral Analysis within developmentally appropriate play to help children meet critical developmental milestones.

 

  • Progressive reporting on individual achievement

  • Parent Training

  • Structured, play-based instruction

    • Tasks are broken down into discrete steps to teach new skills 

    • Routines-based teaching in structured activities with practice

    • Skills are taught across settings and individuals

    • Behaviors are continuously shaped by reinforcing successive approximations toward the desired objectives.

    • Social skills are integrated with the use of chaining techniques, and incidental teaching

    • Sensory integration techniques are used to assist children in distress tolerance

Toddler IntegrationProgram (TIP)

Toddler Integration Program
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TIP is inspired to provide a cohesive, therapeutic, client centered, and integrated program for toddlers to develop essential language, social, and adaptive skills within the integrated approach of Applied Behavioral Analysis within developmentally appropriate play to help children meet critical developmental milestones.

 

  • Progressive reporting on individual achievement

  • Parent Training

  • Structured, play-based instruction

    • Tasks are broken down into discrete steps to teach new skills 

    • Routines-based teaching in structured activities with practice

    • Skills are taught across settings and individuals

    • Behaviors are continuously shaped by reinforcing successive approximations toward the desired objectives.

    • Social skills are integrated with the use of chaining techniques, and incidental teaching

    • Sensory integration techniques are used to assist children in distress tolerance

Youth Integration Program

Youth Integration Program (YIP)

YIP is inspired to provide a cohesive, therapeutic, client centered, and integrated program for youth to further develop essential language, social, and adaptive skills within the integrated approach of Applied Behavioral Analysis within developmentally appropriate social opportunities to help youth meet critical developmental milestones and develop more complex social, academic, language and communication skills to maximize the potential in early adulthood.

  • Natural and instructional instruction

  • Comprehensive reporting on individual achievement

  • Focused on Community, Basic Living, Home Skills functional life skills

  • Parent support

Youth Integration Program (YIP)

Youth Integration Program
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YIP is inspired to provide a cohesive, therapeutic, client centered, and integrated program for youth to further develop essential language, social, and adaptive skills within the integrated approach of Applied Behavioral Analysis within developmentally appropriate social opportunities to help youth meet critical developmental milestones and develop more complex social, academic, language and communication skills to maximize the potential in early adulthood.

  • Natural and instructional instruction

  • Comprehensive reporting on individual achievement

  • Focused on Community, Basic Living, Home Skills functional life skills

  • Parent support

Adult Integrative Program

Adult-Hood Integration Program (AIP)

The program builds upon the foundation of the daily life functioning program to teach more complex social, academic, adaptability, language and communication skills to maximize the potential in early adulthood.

  • Natural and instructional instruction

  • Comprehensive reporting on individual achievement

  • Focused on Community, Basic Living, Home Skills, Functional life skills

  • Parent support

Adult IntegrationProgram (AIP)

Adult Integrative Program
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The program builds upon the foundation of the daily life functioning program to teach more complex social, academic, adaptability, language and communication skills to maximize the potential in early adulthood.

  • Natural and instructional instruction

  • Comprehensive reporting on individual achievement

  • Focused on Community, Basic Living, Home Skills, Functional life skills

  • Parent support

Our Locations

Patterson, CA

21 N. El Circulo Ave.

Modesto, CA

937 Coffee Rd.

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Changing to a ButterflyJust when the caterpillar thought its world was ending, it became a beautiful butterfly. 

Addresses:

21 N. El Circulo Ave., Patterson, CA 93150

937 Coffee Rd., Modesto, CA  95350

 

Phone Numbers:

Patterson office
P.  (209)892-5902
F: (209) 892-7486

Modesto office
P: (209)554-6808
F: (209)554-6865

Hours

Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm
Weekends: Based on provider availability

©  Linsey Kapoor, License Number: LMFT101204, All rights reserved.
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Our Locations

Patterson, CA

21 N. El Circulo Ave.

Modesto, CA

937 Coffee Rd.

Get In Touch

 

Changing to a ButterflyJust when the caterpillar thought its world was ending, it became a beautiful butterfly. 

Addresses:

21 N. El Circulo Ave., Patterson, CA 93150

937 Coffee Rd., Modesto, CA  95350

 

Phone Numbers:

Patterson office
P.  (209)892-5902
F: (209) 892-7486

Modesto office
P: (209)554-6808
F: (209)554-6865

Hours

Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm
Weekends: Based on provider availability

©  Linsey Kapoor, License Number: LMFT101204, All rights reserved.
Website support by Web Design Just For You