Learning Leaps offers various customizable ABA-based programs in our Tavares clinic. Each of these programs is individualized for the child’s therapy needs.
The Early Childhood Program is designed for children ages 18 months to 4 years old who qualify for early intervention ABA therapy services. A 1:1 ratio is kept for all clients in this program. The Early Childhood Program focuses on verbal and communication skills, daily living and feeding skills, instructional compliance, social skills, play skills, and toilet training.
The Middle Childhood Program is designed for children ages 5 years old to 11 years old who qualify for 20 hours or more of ABA therapy per week based on their assessment. The ratio for this program is 1:1 and the skills targeted are the same as our Early Childhood Program. However, because this is considered an intensive therapy program, parents and caregivers can elect to enroll these children in Academic Tutoring. The Academic Tutoring is designed to help families who would otherwise have to choose between the intensive therapy needs of their child or their academic progress. Academic Tutoring is optional and is not covered by health insurance benefits. Funding for Academic Tutoring can be received through the Step Up For Students’ Gardiner Scholarship or via private pay. Learning Leaps’ Academic Tutoring meets the standards set in place by the Department of Education and all lessons are implemented by a Florida State certified teacher with training in Applied Behavior Analysis. Each child’s academic goals will be determined by current functioning level and the curriculum will be individualized for the needs of the child.
The After School Program is designed for children ages 5 years old to 11 years old who qualify for less than 20 hours of ABA therapy per week, who only need assistance with a specific skill or behavior, or who wish to stay in their current educational setting. This program is offered after school hours and sessions are conducted in a 1:1 ratio or small group format, depending on the child’s need. Parent training is highly emphasized in this program.
The Summer Program is open to all children ages 18 months to 11 years old, regardless of which program they participate in during the fall and spring months. This program specializes in maintaining any and all skills taught throughout the year. Additionally, children who will be entering a VPK or Kindergarten class for the first time will be taught “school rules” that will help ease the transition into a classroom environment. This includes teaching the 3 and 4 year olds how to walk in a line, how to sit in circle time, how to raise their hands, how to use a picture schedule, and how to ask where the bathroom is located. For older children, the emphasis for The Summer Program will be social skills, hygiene and life skills, and safety skill training that will help improve peer interactions and increase independence. Priority enrollment is given to current Learning Leaps Behavioral Services’ clients. Please call our office for more information.
The Extension Services Program offers all children and their families currently enrolled in one of Learning Leaps’ clinic-based programs assistance with behavioral concerns occurring in home or community environments. This program is designed to focus on training the parent or caregiver to serve the role of a behavior therapist with guidance from a BCBA and RBT. Extension Services help parents gain compliance at home and in the community and also ensure that skills taught in the clinic are generalizing to other people and settings.