The Classroom Environment
ABA Connections has designed an environment to mimic the structure and consistency of a classroom setting. Through common school based activities clients will engage in daily activities such as responding to attendance and questions of the day, class meetings, physical activity, math, reading, science, writing, independent and small group activities as well as transitioning throughout the center.
Through low ratio teaching (1:4) clients are provided with the opportunity to practice their school skills with a level of support that best suits their needs and comfort. Our trained and supportive ABA teachers are able to adapt the environment to best meet the needs of the students while ensuring various activities and routines are being led that support the learning, maintaining, and generalizing of skills necessary for success in a public school environment.
Why Might my Child Need a Classroom Program?
Focused vs. Comprehensive Streams
At ABA Connections we understand that goals will vary for each client we serve and as such we offer two different streams in our Classroom Program based on goals, skill level and comfort.
Focused Classroom Program
Our Focused Classroom Program is ideal for individuals who require additional support with social skills, classroom routines, and academics and are beginning to transition away from intensive teaching, environmental modifications, and 1:1 support. Using a more naturalistic approach to teaching and programming, the Focused Classroom relies on direct observations, permanent products, and time sampling to track and monitor progress.
Our Comprehensive Classroom Program is ideal for individuals who require more intensive support and programming to navigate the classroom environment and routines. A variety of assessments will be used, alongside input from parents and outside professionals, to determine the ideal programming and goals and will be implemented through both naturalistic approaches and direct instruction. Progress is tracked and monitored using individualized data collection systems and reviewed and analyzed by a member of the ABA Connections Clinical Team.