Upon registration and acceptance into the ABA program, each child will be assessed using the most appropriate assessment tools. This includes but is not limited to the ABLLS and AFLS assessments. Each child attending The Lighthouse will have an individual learning plan created based on their initial assessment, input from parents and therapists, as well as any additional documentation provided by the parents. Individualized programming for each student includes 1:1 instruction, direct instruction, group instruction, ABLLS and AFLS programs, functional life skills, ready-to-learn and classroom readiness skills.
All programs are designed to ensure success for all students. The principles of ABA and Natural Environment Teaching are applied to all programs and teaching procedures. Our programs are made so that skills are introduced gradually, giving children a chance to learn those skills and apply them before moving on to a new set of skills. All instruction is designed to accommodate each student’s rate of learning. Students are either retaught or accelerated at the rate at which they learn. If they need more practice with a specific skill, staff will provide the additional instruction and prompts within the program to ensure the student masters the skill. All programming is structured to encourage our students to work through their barriers and be successful. Programs are also designed to allow for students to build friendships, accept and embrace social situations, enhance current skills while learning new ones, encourage teamwork, and build self-confidence.