The purpose of this service is to assess learner needs and then develop learner skills through the provision of direct instruction in a one-on-one teaching environment several hours per week utilizing the methods of applied behavior analysis. In addition, this service affords the opportunity to train other instructors and parents through hands-on coaching in effective teaching methods that can be used across environments, e.g. at home, in school, in community settings, etc. The instruction will be delivered by well-trained instructors in a well-equipped environment. The instructors will be supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Dr. Carbone. Effective data recording methods will be utilized and instructional decisions will be guided by student performance data.
The purpose of this service is to provide the family and teaching staff with an assessment of the learner’s strengths and areas of need based upon direct observation and interaction with the learner. This assessment will be conducted in the Carbone Clinic by Board Certified Behavior Analysts under the supervision of Dr. Carbone. A full range of skill domains, e.g. verbal behavior, self care, socialization, etc. will be assessed including those identified in the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment & Placement Program (VB-MAPP,Sundberg, 2008) Problem behavior that includes self-injury or behavior that interferes with learning will receive priority attention during the assessment. The assessment will also include a determination of the teaching methods which appear to facilitate the learner’s acquisition of important skills. Through hands-on coaching, the learner’s teaching staff will be trained to implement the most effective teaching procedures.
The purpose of this service is to provide training and consultation to schools, agencies, and home programs. The objectives of the OutReach Service division is to provide assessment of the instructional needs of persons with autism and/or related disabilities leading to the development of effective instructional programs based upon the principles of applied behavior analysis within schools, agencies, home/community environments. The services are provided through on-site consultation and training of teachers, parents, and other professionals. The OutReach staff are at least Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts, many with masters degrees, and all with extensive training within the Carbone Clinic with Dr. Carbone
Dr. Carbone and his colleagues are the developers and presenters of a series of workshops on teaching verbal behavior to children with autism based upon B. F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior. The schedule for each of these presentations is located on our website www.carboneclinic.com under “workshop schedule”.
The Carbone Clinic staff is prepared to respond to the request for training packages that are tailored to the specific needs of a learner, parent, agency or school. We specialize exclusively in the development of training curricula that utilize the application of the principles of applied behavior analysis and the evidence-based findings that support their effectiveness. We are capable of developing training programs across a wide range of learner needs, ages, and service delivery modes. You may contact the clinic discuss your particular needs.