Stepping Stones Center is an organization dedicated to promoting the understanding and application of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) through various services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other developmental disabilities and their families. We opened doors to students in July 2013. Here, we believe that every child has the potential to gain skills that are above their current functioning if we use the right instructional methods and scaffold their skills. Therefore, ABA is our scientific foundation from which our interventions are derived.
Applied Behavior Analysis is the science, which studies principles of learning and behavior. It is a systematic approach for changing socially significant behaviors through changing environmental variables.
Behavior analysts and practitioners they supervise provide services to address skill deficits (e.g., communication, activities of daily living), academics, and improve problem behavior (e.g., aggression, self-injurious behavior).
At SSC, everyone working directly with students- Speech or Occupational therapist, ABA direct instructor, have received ABA training and work with procedures based on its principles.