Assessment & Participation
Stepping Stones ABA strives to provide non-aversive care using an integrated treatment approach to create a positive learning experience for any individual. Stepping Stones ABA also asks that our clients and/or families share information about an individual’s preferences, dislikes, and needs that may arise during a clinical assessment. Initial assessments may be conducted to make recommendations; however, clinical assessments must be conducted to determine an appropriate and effective course of action regarding treatment. Depending upon the specific assessment procedures required (this is determined on an individualized standard), the assessment process (development of the initial treatment plan) may take a total of 15-20 hours, or possibly longer.
Parent/guardian participation is an expectation of delivery of services. Participation may involve team meetings, data collection, and more importantly, implementation and involvement in the implementation of recommended strategies. If there is lack of involvement, Stepping Stones ABA reserves the right to reconsider the appropriateness of services. Consultations will involve progress monitoring, abrupt changes in behavior, major transitions, current level of service needed, and potential barriers in treatment to strive toward positive results.