SARA WHITE, PHD, BCBA-D: CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Sendan Autism Services offers evidence-based diagnosis and treatment to families affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD), such as PDD, Aspergers and autism.
ABA Therapy by BACB-Certified Providers
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Sendan Autism Services includes Dr. Sara White, BCBA-D, and behavior specialists, and behavior technicians. A behavior therapy called Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the form of behavior therapy offered through the center. ABA is a scientifically validated and evidence based therapy that involves in-home sessions in which the child is taught socially relevant skills to cope with problem behaviors and parents are trained to implement behavior modification principles in the home. Inappropriate behaviors are targeted for reduction and are replaced with socially appropriate behaviors. For more information on Applied Behavior Analysis, please visit the Association for Science in Autism Treatment website at: www.asatonline.org.
Treatment services are recommended based on each child’s individual needs.
The intensity of treatment can vary from child to child.
In terms of ABA, we are able to offer a wide spectrum of treatment options ranging from very intensive one-on-one treatment (25-40 hours per week of formal behavior programs with a therapist or tutor and child) to less intensive parent training programs (1-2 hours per week with the lead therapist and parents).
Intensity of ABA treatment is ultimately based upon the family’s preference for intensity and financial ability. Treatment recommendations by Dr. Sara White, clinical child psychologist and BCBA-D, will be given to the family to aid in developing a treatment plan.