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ABA Services

What are ABA services?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based science/practice that applies principles of behavior change to affect socially significant behaviors. ABA-based strategies are used to either increase skills or prevent and decrease maladaptive responses. ABA is a way to approach behavior that maximizes positive outcomes.

Get to know our Behavioral Services Manager – Deidre Moseley Ramos!

Deidre Ramos
Deidre Moseley Ramos
Behavioral Services Manager
Deidre holds an M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis from National University and an M.S. in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Northridge. Deidre is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and a QAS Professional in applied behavior analysis. Deidre has ten years of experience in working with clients on the autism spectrum.

Her specialty is applying applied behavioral analysis services within the home and school environment and developing interventions to address deficits in communication skills, social skills, self-help skills, and play skills. She has also worked in the jr. high setting working with young teens dealing with depression, OCD, self-harm, anxiety, etc. She loves watching 90’s sitcoms (Friends, Buffy), making cookies, watching sports, and going camping with her husband and family. Deidre works out of the Victor office.

    Our ABA Services

    ABA-Based Home Therapy for Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

    These services are for children and teens on the autism spectrum and/or diagnosed with other developmental disabilities. A behavioral approach is taken  in addressing the development of manding, tacting, listener responding, visual perception, independent play, social behavior, motor imitation, echoic, and intraverbal skills. Services also consist of reducing maladaptive behaviors that impede children and teens from accessing their natural environment. Home applied behavior analysis therapy takes place in the home for a 2-3 hour daily session with a behavioral technician and is supervised by a Behavior Consultant and BCBA.

    Individual Parent Training

    Individual Parent Training focuses on enhancing skills and techniques that can improve communication and behavior in children with autism and similar disorders. The training consists of advice and procedures that can help parents steer the challenges that come with being a parent of a child with autism and/or special needs. Training will help parents and caregivers to digest and rehearse effective methods that can be used at home and/or in the community. Offered in an individual’s home or in one of our treatment facilities, this training provides an opportunity for parents and caregivers to learn and practice effective behavioral methods at home.

    *Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based science/practice that applies principles of behavior change to affect socially significant behaviors. Individual Parent Training will all be conducted under the evidence-based science and practice of ABA. Guardians will be taught evidence-based interventions and practices.

    Individual Skills Training (1:1) with a Client

    Individual Skills Training (1:1) aids and supports the specific needs of individuals with developmental disabilities. The one-to-one sessions focus on social awareness, community integration, and effective communication to function in the natural environment.

    * Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based science/practice that applies principles of behavior change to affect socially significant behaviors. Individual Skills Training will be base-lined and determined through the ABAS, AFLS, and/or ABBLS, and will be conducted under the evidence-based science and practice of ABA.

    Group Parent Training Course

    Parent Training Groups focus on enhancing skills and techniques that can improve communication and behavior in children with autism and similar disorders. Group Parent Trainings will consist of advice and procedures that can help parents steer the challenges that come with being a parent of a child with autism and/or special needs. The training will help parents and caregivers to digest and rehearse effective methods that can be used at home and or in the community.

    Dunamis Wellness provides a 12 hour Parent Training Course for parents with children with special needs. Parent Trainings consist of parent education in the science of ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis). Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. ABA helps one to understand how behavior works, how behavior is affected by our environment, and how learning occurs. ABA consists of learning different behavioral techniques to support your special needs child. We are here to teach tools that can help with the challenges that come with being a parent of a child with special needs. It is a place where parents and caregivers can learn and practice effective methods that can be used at home to decrease problem behaviors and increase communication skills, social skills, attention, and much more.

    * Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based science/practice that applies principles of behavior change to affect socially significant behaviors. Individual Skills Training will be base-lined and determined through the ABAS, AFLS, and/or ABBLS, and will be conducted under the evidence-based science and practice of ABA.

    Autism Parent Support Group (Parents of Children)

    Welcome to a gathering place for parents of special needs children. The Parent Support Group is where parents or caregivers can join other parents raising children with special needs. When your child is diagnosed with a special needs disorder, it can feel like the world is crumbing down around you. Feelings of isolation are common and it is important to remind yourself that you are not alone and that there are others who can relate to your story. Dunamis is here to eliminate the isolation parents of children with special needs experience daily by providing an extended network of resources, support, and hope.

    Bringing parents/caregivers together in a group setting creates a support system and can help parents connect with others facing similar challenges. The Autism Parent Support Group is a place where parents can share emotional concerns in the struggles of parenting a child with autism and/or a developmental disability. The groups can share information about the disabilities of their children, local policies, school services, therapy, local funding sources, medical facilities, transportation, emotional support and much more. Our Parent Support Groups are facilitated by a marriage and family therapist and/or intern to provide the emotional support and guidance needed.

    Autism Parent Support Group (Parents of Adults)

    Welcome to a gathering place for parents of special needs adults. The Parent Support Group is where parents or caregivers can join other parents helping and navigating their children who are adults with special needs. As parents, it can feel like the world is crumbing down around you. Feelings of isolation are common and it is important to remind yourself that you are not alone and that there are others who can relate to your story. To help special needs parents, Dunamis Wellness is providing a Parent Support Group for parents with special needs adults to provide them the community and fellowship they need. We are here to eliminate the isolation of parents of adults with special needs experience daily by providing an extended network of resources, support, and hope.

    Bringing parents and caregivers together in a group setting creates a support system and can help parents connect with others facing similar challenges. Autism Parent Support Group is a place where parents can share emotional concerns in the struggles of helping their children who are now adults with autism and/or a developmental disability. Parent groups can share information about the disabilities of their children, local policies, school services, therapy, local funding sources, medical facilities, transportation, emotional support and much more. Our Parent Support Groups are facilitated by a marriage and family therapist and/or intern to provide the emotional support and guidance needed.

    Autism/Disability Sibling Support Group

    The Autism/Disability Sibling Support Group aims to create a fun experience for the children in attendance, while also giving them an outlet for exploring their thoughts and feelings about having a sibling with special needs. Our support groups are facilitated by a marriage and family therapist and/or an intern to provide the emotional support and guidance needed.

    Independent Living Skills Classes/Group (Adults)

    Weekly classes focus on independent skills training for mid to high functioning adults on the autism spectrum and/or with other developmental disabilities. Using a rotating class schedule, the group focuses on a variety of living skills. Such classes include: cooking, using measuring cups, making phone calls, creating a resume, how to read a calendar, and daily community skills training. Classes are conducted at our treatment facilities and are supervised by a qualified autism professional and/or behavior technician.

    * Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based science/practice that applies principles of behavior change to affect socially significant behaviors. The Independent Living Skills Classes/Group will be base-lined and determined through the ABAS, AFLS, and or ABBLS and will be conducted under evidence-based interventions and practices of ABA.

    Development of Living Skills Group (Teenagers)

    Weekly classes focus on independent skills training for mid to high functioning children/adults on the spectrum and/or with other developmental disabilities. Independent skills training helps one function most effectively in their natural environment. Such skills include: Introductions, how to make a friend, making lunch, asking someone on a date, asking a friend to come over, preparing food, putting clothing on, applying make-up, shaving, washing hair, tying shoes, vacuuming, cleaning, etc. Groups are conducted at our treatment facilities and are supervised by a qualified autism professional and/or behavior technician.

    * Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based science/practice that applies principles of behavior change to affect socially significant behaviors. The Development of Living Skills Group will be base-lined and determined through the ABAS, AFLS, and or ABBLS, and will be conducted under the evidence- based science and practice of ABA.

    Social Mingle Club (Adults)

    The Social Mingle Club is a weekly gathering for high functioning adults on the autism spectrum and/or other developmental disabilities. This is a safe place where adults can meet new friends and participate in activities to work on social goals with peers. Such activities will include: speed dating, creating ice cream, dance nights, game nights, art activities, movie nights, etc. Sessions are conducted at our treatment facilities and are supervised by a qualified autism professional and/or behavior technician.

    * Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based science/practice that applies principles of behavior change to affect socially significant behaviors. Development of Social Mingle Club will be baselined and determined through the ABAS, AFLS, and or ABBLS, and will be conducted under the evidence-based science and practice of ABA.

    Social Skills and Mingle Hang-Out (Teens)

    The Social Skills and Mingle Hang-Out for Teens is a weekly gathering for high functioning teens on the autism spectrum and/or other developmental disabilities. This is a safe place where teens can meet new friends and participate in activities to work on social goals with peers. Such activities will include: dance nights, game nights, social nights, etc.

    This group also functions as a social skills group. The social skills learned in the group offers an opportunity for teens on the autism spectrum to practice their social skills with each other and/or typical peers. Teens on the autism spectrum need help in learning how to act in different types of social situations. They often have the desire to interact with other peers, but may not know how to engage others or may be overwhelmed by the idea of new experiences. Our social skills group focuses on building social skills through group projects, activities, and games. Siblings are welcomed. Gatherings and groups are conducted at our treatment facilities and are supervised by a qualified autism professional and/or behavior technician.

    * Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based science/practice that applies principles of behavior change to affect socially significant behaviors. Development of Social Skills and Mingle Hang-Outs will be baselined and determined through the ABAS, AFLS, and or ABBLS, and will be conducted under the evidence based science and practice of ABA.

    Social Skills Group (Children)

    Our Social Skills Group offers an opportunity for kids on the autism spectrum to practice their social skills with each other and/or typical peers. Children on the autism spectrum need help in learning how to act in different types of social situations. They often have the desire to interact with others, but may not know how to engage others or may be overwhelmed by the idea of new experiences. Our Social Skills Group will focus on building social skills through group projects, activities, and games through a language and social skills assessment program of VB-MAPP (verbal behavior milestones assessment and placement program). Siblings are also welcomed.

    Dunamis Wellness Sensory Center helps special needs children engage and stimulate all of their senses. The sensory gym consists of tactile elements, sensory toys, and therapy equipment to encourage kids to explore their environment.

    The Sensory Center opens January 2022.

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