How We Work

Partington Behavior Analysts is a service-delivery system working with children with autism and other developmental disabilities, their parents, and other professionals.  Each child's curriculum is unique, individually developed throughThe Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills-Revised (The ABLLS-R). This tool provides:

  • A precise measurement of existing skills
  • A clear view of the conditions under which the skills are utilized
  • Insight into the behaviors or circumstances that prevent the child from acquiring new skills

The ABLLS-R is a tracking system that continually measures learning achievements, giving us ongoing data and ensuring the student’s acquisition of new skills and learning.

Because we insist that learning be fun and motivating, our instructors continually refine their skills to maximize learning opportunities based on the child’s motivation. Our teaching strategies involve creativity and flexibility, and moving with the child's motivational variables while maintaining a high level of positive reinforcement, motivating the child to respond to instruction.

The Partington Behavior Analysts methodology is based on the behavioral analysis of language as developed by B.F. Skinner (Verbal Behavior, 1957), which separates the components of language into several operants, or functional units of language. This enables us to be very specific in targeting language deficits, and ensure that a child is fully utilizing and comprehending language. While well known within the field of behavior analysis, this framework is not generally included in language-based intervention programs.

We Believe

 

The staff of Partington Behavior Analysts, family members, and other professionals form a single team working toward the best interests of the child. We are committed to working cooperatively with the individuals who work with us, with our clients, and with those who live or work with our clients.

We must actively seek solutions, not just identify problems. It is important to create and maintain a positive learning and teaching environment, and allow our behavior to be shaped by our experiences.

Individuals learn and work best from those whom they enjoy; learning should utilize the student’s existing motivational variables.

Our focus should be on skill development rather than solely on the reduction of inappropriate behaviors.

It is important to teach individuals how to interact with peers and other people, as well as how they can learn from their experiences in the natural environment.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us or call 925-210-9370