We are highly committed to applying state-of-the-art techniques with established scientific effectiveness since these are mostly likely to lead to efficient improvements in skill and behavior. Data-based assessment and treatment are utilized to objectively evaluate progress and outcome. Behavioral assessment and treatment plans are implemented in natural settings to enhance progress, thus we introduce and supervise services in home, school and community settings to gain the best understanding of identified behaviors and ensure generalization to “real life” settings. We provide educational advocacy, parent/staff training, supported inclusion, collaboration with related professionals, and attendance at Individual Education Plan (I.E.P.) meetings to promote integration of services.
To avoid overextending our services thus compromising service delivery, effectiveness and program integrity, we maintain small caseloads to provide the utmost attention and remain abreast of research-based developments in our field. We find this gives our clients ready access to consultation and provides the intensity required by many individuals with autism spectrum or behavior disorders.
To provide an additional service option for families seeking quality Applied Behavior Analysis intervention for their child, we have added ABA sessions in our office with our trained technician. Sessions are facilitated by Alena Abalikhina, B.S. who holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is trained in our ABA methods and intervention procedures and is supervised directly by Dr. Barbin. After an initial assessment, sessions can be scheduled in our clinic on a weekly basis (2-day per week minimum). After school and weekend sessions are offered. All sessions are in 1:1 ratio in our Herndon office.