Services and Training for Parents

We offer a wide variety of both individualized and small group sessions designed to maximize your child’s learning. Our current group sessions are listed below:

Monday- 4:30-5:30 PM Grades K-5th Boys Social Thinking Group
   
Tuesday- 4:30-5:30 PM Grades K-5th Girls Social Thinking Group
  4:30-5:30 PM Advance Social Thinking Group
  4:30-5:30 PM Cooperative Pre-K Play Group
  5:00-6:00 PM Grades Upper Elem/MS Girls Social Thinking Group
   
Wednesday- 4:30-5:30 PM Elementary for Emergent Thinkers Group
  4:30-5:30 PM Behavior+ Social Thinking Group
  5:00-6:00 PM Middle School Boys Social Thinking Group
   
Thursday- 5:00-6:00 PM High School Emergent Thinkers Group
  5:00-6:00 PM MS/HS Girls Only Social Thinking Groups
  5:00-6:00 PM MS/HS Boys Only Social Thinking Groups

* All groups are formed around current enrollment each semester. Navigating Behavior Solutions uses both the child’s current age/grade level and social thinking perspective to determine the appropriate social thinking group.

** Group days and times are subject to change to meet the needs of all clients enrolled during the semester at Navigating Behavior Solutions, LLC.

Here is a comprehensive look at what each group offers.

Cooperative Play Groups (18 months- 5 years)

Cooperative play groups are limited to 2-3 children and 1 therapist and focus on building both cooperative play skills and imaginative play for young children with an autism spectrum disorder or related developmental disability. These groups will run during the day and the children will be grouped according to age range and level of play.

Social Skills/Social Thinking Groups

Social Skills/Social Thinking Groups will be limited to 4 children per group with 1 therapist and will focus on developing age appropriate social skills and social thinking skills, including the hidden rules that govern friendships and expected behaviors in the community setting. These groups will meet 1 time per week in the afternoon/evening and will also have 1 community based activity a month (for Grades 3- HS). The children will be grouped according to grade level, with groups forming for Pre-K-2, Grades 3-5, Middle School and High School.

Girls Only Club

Girls Only Club is a friendship based club for girls with nuance based social communication disorders (e.g., anxiety disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, etc). It is a safe place where girls can come together to connect, grow and build lasting friendships. The girls in this club will learn about how to establish friendships, maintain friendships and deal with conflict and bullying that can occur in our schools and communities. This is a club all about girls, for our girls. The girls will also have the opportunity to engage with each other using games, crafts, electronics and other activities that help them develop relationships with each other. Examples might include: Friendship loom/bracelet making, painting/act, Lego Friends, Mindcraft and more. The girls will be grouped according to grade level, with groups forming for Pre-K-2, Grades 3-5, Middle School and High School. This club will meet 1 time per week in the evening.

Boys Only Club

Boys Only Club is a friendship based club for boys with nuance based social communication disorders (e.g., anxiety disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, etc). It is a safe place where boys can come together to connect, grow and build lasting friendships. The boys in this club will learn about how to establish friendships, maintain friendships and deal with conflict and bullying that can occur in our schools and communities. This is a club all about boys, and for our boys. The boys will also have the opportunity to engage with each other using games, electronic activities and activities that help them foster relationships with each other. Examples might include: Legos, Star Wars, Mindcraft and more. The boys will be grouped according to grade level, with groups forming for Pre-K-2, Grades 3-5, Middle School and High School. This club will meet 1 time per week in the evening.

1:1 Therapeutic Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for Children with Autism

1:1 ABA is offered to our young children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Programming is based on an intensive, clinic based model, where the child is seen in the clinic setting for 6-7 hours each day, based on the child’s individual needs. Programming focuses on developing language skills, social skills, self-care skills, and pre-academic/academic skills using the principles of applied behavior analysis. All 1:1 ABA sessions are delivered by Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) and overseen by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) as designated through the BACB.

1:1 Behavioral Consultation & Parent Training

1:1 behavioral consultation and parent training are offered for a wide range of areas including aggressive and self-injurious behaviors, independent living skills, emotional regulation and coping skills and more. Sessions are conducted by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA).

ARD Advocacy and IEP Development

ARD Advocacy and IEP/BIP development is available from our BCBA’s that are also certified teachers in the state of Texas. At Navigating Behavior Solutions, we believe in working collaboratively with our local school districts to enhance and achieve programming for your child that will allow him to flourish in the school setting. Please contact us for more information.

Social Thinking Summer Camps

Summer Social Thinking Camps are offered to build emotional regulation skills and social thinking skills in children and adolescents with ASD and other developmental disabilities, including: ADD/ADHD, OCD, anxiety disorders and more. These interactive groups are themed every year to maximize engagement. Previous themes have included: Minecraft, Star Wars, Terria, and more! These camps start forming in Spring and fill quickly. Make sure you reserve your child’s place in one of our summer social thinking camps early to ensure you child’s spot.

For additional information, including to request an enrollment packet, please call or email Andrea Cherry at navigatingbehaviorsolutions@yahoo.com or (281) 312-4434.

Click here to Download the Enrollment Packets

Services and Training for Educators

Student completing structured patterning activity and using a token system for reinforcement.

Navigating Behavior Solutions announces a new two-day training opportunity that aligns an integrated approach for students with ASD across age ranges— "Target Generalization! Integrating Structured Teaching and ABA into the Elementary Classroom Setting.” and “Target Generalization! Integrating Structured Teaching and ABA into the Secondary Classroom Setting.” These highly interactive trainings are geared towards the implementation of both structured teaching and ABA procedures in the classroom settings to maximize student learning and generalization. Day 1 consists of a structured teaching and ABA overview, coupled with how to increase generalization by adding social cognition to the teaching repertoire. Day 2 of training is devoted to “Make It and Take It” sessions for parents and educators to make visually structured activities that promote academic development in reading, math, science, social studies and cooperative play for young learners with ASD and academic and vocational development, including cooperative work skills, for older learners with ASD that will generalize to the post-secondary setting.

Topics covered in this training include:

  • Basic overview of structured teaching and ABA
  • Using the principles of structured teaching to physically structure the classroom
  • Using the principles of structured teaching to visually structure the classroom
  • Integrating classroom and individualized communication supports
  • Structured centers in the classroom setting
  • Integrating structured activities for academic and vocational goals
  • ABA procedures for teaching new skills
  • Reinforcement procedures
  • ABA and the levels of learning
  • ABA procedures to decrease problem behaviors
  • Data collection procedures for tracking progress

Activities embedded in this training include:

  • Case study examples
  • Writing a task analysis
  • Teaching demonstrations
  • Practice opportunities
  • Video/photograph illustrations
  • Make and Take opportunities

Additional Educational Trainings Offered Include:

  • Autism 101
  • Asperger’s 101
  • Integrating ABA and TEACCH into the Classroom
  • Discrete Trial Training- Scope and Sequence for Young Children with Autism
  • Behavior Management 101 for Students with Autism and Related ASD
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Writing Effective IEP Goals and Objectives for Students with Autism
  • Understanding the Sensory Needs of Students with Autism and Related Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Emotional Regulation in Student’s with Asperger’s Syndrome.
  • Structured Academic Tasks to Promote Reading, Writing, Science and Math Skills
  • Developing Social Thinking Skills in Children and Young Adults with ASD.
  • Developing Pre-Vocational and Employability Skills in Young Adults with ASD: A Strength Based Model.
  • How to Write Effective Behavior Intervention Plans for Students with Autism and Related ASD

Additional Educational/Consultative Services Include:

  • Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA)/Functional Analysis (FA)
  • Teacher Training in principles of ABA for specific students
  • Designing ABA programming for students with ASD/Asperger’s
  • Consultative services

We can also customize training to meet your needs. Let us know what we can do for you!

For more information please contact Navigating Behavior Solutions at the Contact Us page or by calling (281) 312-4434.

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