At Unlocking The SpectruM We Put Family First
Since its founding in 2009 Unlocking The Spectrum has helped hundreds of children with autism meet their potential. We create individualized programs for our clients AND their families.
At Unlocking The Spectrum we go above and beyond to ensure your child is receiving everything they need to reach their goals, whether that be extra hours with our BCBAs at no additional cost to our client, training for parents, or support after you've transitioned to a school setting. We are here every step of the way and through it all are committed to making the highest quality ABA affordable for your family.
WHAT WE’RE GOOD AT
ABA therapy, or Applied Behavior Analysis, is an intensive treatment program that has been proven effective at improving socially significant behaviors, such as social skills, language and communication, reading, academics, and other adaptive living skills that your child needs to thrive.
By systematically applying principles and techniques based on the science of learning and behavior, ABA is able to teach these skills by breaking them down into concrete steps. We track data to measure the progress of your child and ensure that we are meeting our goals.
Using the principles of ABA we help our learners develop new skills, as well as to modify any problem behaviors. We do this by looking at the function, or the reason for, each behavior. The use of reinforcement is critical to an ABA program and allows us to make learning fun for your child!
How we can assist you
ABA SERVICES HERE TO HELP YOUR FAMILY
1-On-1 Direct Instruction
Personalized Life Skills Programming
Classroom Readiness Programs
Individualized treatment plan for each child addressing developmental, social, adaptive, and behavioral needs.
Skills assessments allow us to develop a personalized program for your child. Assessments are done using the VB-MAPP, ABLLS-R, Vineland, SSIS, AFLS, BDI-2, and/or other developmentally appropriate assessments addressing communication skills, functional skills, and social skills.
In-home BCBA consultation, which includes parent training and regularly scheduled team meetings with all members of a child’s team.
Verification of insurance coverage, as well as assistance securing insurance that will cover services under the Indiana and Texas Autism Mandates.
One on One ABA therapy provided in a variety of environments (center, home, school and/or community).
Functional Behavior Assessments(FBA)/Functional Analyses (FA) of challenging behaviors. This allows us to develop and implement Behavior Intervention Plans, including providing training and support for therapists and families. FBAs/FAs are completed by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs).
Desensitization programs for dentist appointments, doctor appointments, haircuts, etc.
Other services include: social skills training, toilet training, weekly program review by a program manager, summer camps and programs, hiring, scheduling, and ongoing training of therapists, client advocacy and IEP meeting support to UTS clients, completion and submission of all billing claims.
Experienced & Friendly
Ilana Hernandez, MA, BCBA
Marc Baumgardt, MS, BCBA
Carrie Cruz, MS, BCBA
Director of Training
Leslie Lynch, MS, BCBA
Mel Graham, MS, BCBA
Director of Operations
Director of Human Resources
Hanna Tolbert, MEd, BCBA
Regional Director – Bloomington
Amy Sorensen, MA, BCBA
Regional Director – Bloomington
Angela Stokes, MS, BCBA
Regional Director – Indianapolis
Courtney Pingleton, MS, BCBA
Regional Director – Terre Haute
Gino Hanna, MA, BCBA
Regional Director – Houston
Brandon Brown, MA, BCBA
Regional Director – Seymour
Lacey Cotten, MS, BCBA
Regional Director – Kaufman
Andrew Capezzera, MA, BCBA
Director of Texas
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