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Adaptive Living

Coming soon! This program will seek to fulfill the needs of adolescents and adults with intellectual/developmental disability and/or brain injury so that they may develop adaptive independent living skills. The Adaptive Living Team will work with clients and their caregivers to assess any behavioral concerns, which can include, but is not limited to:  activities of daily living (food prep, chores, laundry, personal hygiene/grooming), home/community safety and awareness, social skills, money management, shopping, navigating public transportation, and interview/vocational skills. Once thoroughly assessed, our team of dedicated behavior analysis students will work with their supervisors to develop appropriate recommendations and trainings tailored to each client. 

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Aging

One notable barrier within the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is a lack of behavioral supports for older adults. Our Aging Team currently works with nursing and assisted living facilities within the greater Marquette area to help provide such services! As individuals age, many might experience a sudden change in their ability to perform daily activities of living, emotional/behavioral challenges, and difficulties remembering. Our Aging Team works with caregivers and clients to assess any concerns and collaborates with them to develop behavior analytic recommendations that best fit the client’s needs. Once recommendations are finalized, all caretakers will be taught how to maintain them after the Team’s involvement has come to a close. Periodic check-ins are included to help ensure success!

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Early Intensive Language Learning

The EI-LL Program is designed to help pre-school aged children develop language learning skills and basic school readiness behaviors.  The program focuses on establishing foundational language skills (e.g. requesting, labeling, responding to directions, responding with language, and responding to visual stimuli), as well as promoting basic social skills (e.g. turn-taking, sharing, cooperative play, etc.).  The program also provides basic behavioral supports for reducing stereotypy, perseverative or repetitive behaviors, non-cooperation, and low intensity self-injurious behaviors or aggressive behaviors.  The EI-LL program is an in-center program that provides up to 10 hours of one-on-one therapy per week, and utilizes a combination of discrete trial training and naturalistic training procedures.

EI-LL services are conducted by behavior technicians and overseen by Board Certified Behavior Analysts.

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Focused Behavior Consultation

The Focused Behavior (FB) program is designed to assist families who are struggling with maladaptive or problematic behaviors such as tantrums, non-cooperation, self-injury, aggression, property destruction, food-refusal, etc.  The FB program provides behavior analytic consulting in the form of a functional behavior assessment, behavior support planning, training on implementation of the support plan, and follow-up consultations.  Direct observations of behavior, consultation, and training may take place in the community setting as required.

Participant Criteria

  • Age: 2 to 16 years old
  • History of problematic or maladaptive behaviors

Program Hours

  • By Appointment Only

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Organizational Behavior Management

Our Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) Team seeks to improve all aspects of employee performance. We work with supervisors and employees to explore ways to increase accuracy of work tasks and productivity, streamline work processes, as well as help to reduce burnout and turnover. The OBM Team can collaborate with any number of business and facilities, including residential facilities, disability services, university settings, local shops, and more! Those interested in working with the OBM Team will collaborate with behavior analysis students to determine the specific needs of the organization. All organizational assessments result in recommendations tailored to the business in order to ensure success. Any necessary training will be provided. 

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School-Based

The school-based program is designed to support school staff and students to promote success in school and classroom settings. The program provides assistance to teachers and school staff in managing difficult or dangerous behaviors in the form of functional behavior assessments, behavior intervention planning, training on the implementation of those plans, and follow-up support, as well as workshops on foundational skills for managing behavior in a classroom setting. It also provides direct ABA services to students to assist in the development of language learning skills, social skills, and basic school readiness, as well as teaching classroom staff strategies to teach these skills effectively.