The Little Stars Program is the S.T.A.R.S. early intervention behavioral therapy (EIBT) program and is appropriate for children at the age of diagnosis (i.e., Autism Spectrum Disorder) through 7 years old. Children who receive intensive behavioral intervention at an early age are more likely to become indistinguishable from their peers than children who begin intervention at a later age or who do not receive intensive behavioral intervention.
Research supports a very intensive behavioral treatment program for young children diagnosed with Autism. Depending upon the age of the child and their ability to handle an intensive program, 1:1 programming can occur up to 40 hours per week and typically no less than 20-25 hours per week. Programming occurs in the home setting or a combination of hours between the home and school environments. In addition to 1:1 programming, clinics are held on a weekly basis with all team members involved, including the child, parent/caregiver, Behavioral Line Technicians, Lead Line technicians and Behavior Consultant.
The Little Stars program is individualized according to the child’s identified deficits and excesses. Therefore, prior to the start of the program an assessment is completed. Following the assessment, a report is generated which outlines the child’s ability level across a range of areas as identified through the use of evidence based assessment tools (VB-MAPP, ABLLS, AFLS,VINELAND, etc.), discusses any behavior excesses, goals are included that address identified deficit and excesses and recommendations for program placement and hours.
The Little Stars program is intended to meet the educational and behavioral needs of the child. Therefore, areas addressed within the course of the program range from pre-academic skills to socialization and group work. The focus of the program will change as the child’s skill level increases and the child displays the ability to transition into a more natural, less restrictive environment. For further information about this Program please visit our contact page.
Shooting Stars Program
The Shooting Stars Program focuses on teaching independent skills using ABA therapy and is designed to meet the functional daily living, employment, and behavioral needs of individuals diagnosed with autism or related diagnosis. Like all ABA programs, the Shooting Stars Program is individualized. Therefore, the content of the program will vary depending upon the assessment information. This program is appropriate for school-aged children into adulthood who struggle with independently completing functional skills within the home, school, employment, and community settings. Individuals diagnosed with autism and related diagnoses typically display difficulty in organizing their free time appropriately, interacting with family members, peers, and fellow employees, communicating their wants and needs with various people and independently completing daily routines and tasks. This typically results in isolation from family members, peers, employment, and the community. This also produces frustration from all parties who are not able to interact and communicate with one another. The ultimate goal of the Shooting Stars Program is for the individual to gain skills that allow them to interact more independently and appropriately within the family, employment structure and/or social community.
Guiding Stars Parent Training Program
This program is designed for individuals of all ages and families, schools, or employers who have previously received behavioral services and could benefit from more intensive training and support in utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis principles through the graduation of other programs provided. The individuals involved in this program may have a range of disabilities and diagnosis, and display behavior excesses and difficulty in learning and displaying appropriate alternative skills. However, this program can also be used for short term, targeted behavior decreases and skill increases for families, schools, and places of employment who are new to ABA. For further information about this Program please visit our contact page.