At Behavior Analysts of West Michigan we are grounded within the science of Applied Behavior Analysis, and dedicated to improving the overall quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities, other behavioral challenges, and the people who are important to them. We believe that all children are able to learn, and we are committed to helping our clients reach their highest potential through evidence-based treatments.
Group social skills training allows students to learn and practice skills in an interactive format and make friends with other members. We try to match students by age, ability, and interest. Groups meet once a week for one hour. Most groups are scheduled in the afternoon or early evening hours, and run in 6-8 week cycles.
As research suggests that parental involvement enhances the effectiveness of treatment, parent or caregiver training is offered to educate families in specific ABA principles and techniques. Parent training typically involves teaching parents how to teach their child new skills, how to help their child use skills learned during therapy sessions throughout their day, and/or how to manage specific challenging behaviors. Training topics and formats are tailored to meet the family’s specific needs.