Best Practices in Behavior Analysis is thrilled to announce that we will be introducing a social skills camp for elementary age children.
The camp will be called "Kids Helping Kids" and it will be held for three different weeks during the month of August, 2018 in Parsippany in the heart of Morris County New Jersey.
Kids Helping Kids is an integrated social skills camp implementing tactics of Applied Behavior Analysis. Our campers will be engaged in constant learning and fun while the social skills are taught. This integrated camp experience will promote play skills, physical activity, conversations, and friendships with the help of peer modeling and peer tutoring.
The goal is to teach social repertoires within a fun and nurturing environment where relationships can be made. The program is run by two Board Certified Behavior Analysts with a combined total of 40 years experience.
This camp is ideal for those children with high functioning autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, developmental delays, or those children who could benefit from some structured social skills training.
Data will be collected on the social skills specifically being taught to the campers and progress will be tracked.
To find out more please visit our Summer Camp page or Contact Us. Registration and intake forms will be available in April but you can add your name to the waiting list today. You can also download the camp flyer here.
Client Testimonial: 2017
I remember the apprehension of placing our three and a half year old son, with his little jacket and backpack, on a bus for a 40 minute ride to his summer education program. Fortunately Stasia Hansen was waiting for him at the other end. She had given us hope, and that summer he was immersed in an ABA program that she designed and managed.
When our son was aggressive she was warm, when he resisted she was persistent, and throughout it all she focused on his learning and development. The most prominent memory is the hope provided by Stasia. When we were 'at the end of our rope’ due to fatigue or frustration she was a reassuring resource.
The hard work was worth it! In time she taught him to communicate, play and participate in a classroom with support from an aide. Two decades have passed and he just completed a Bachelor degree in Computer Science at a small university in Connecticut.
Every day we are grateful for the life that Stasia gave our son.
Client Testimonial: 2017
Stasia worked with our son weekly for two months last summer.
During that time, we had concerns about him exhibiting aggressive and non-compliant behaviors, particularly in a school setting. Our hope was for Stasia to help us identify inciting incidents and develop strategies to help change these behaviors. Stasia was patient and kind, and by gaining our son’s trust within the first visit, the sessions were successful.
For example, Stasia modeled a modified time out strategy that worked better for our child when he exhibited aggression. She also provided visuals and strategies that aided positive reinforcement for different task completions. Although follow through with any behavior modification plan can be very difficult for both the parent and child, our son’s negative behaviors became less frequent once the modifications became established and consistent.
He is currently completing a very successful year of Preschool, and his aggressive and non compliant behaviors are virtually nonexistent.
Stasia’s guidance, encouragement, and genuine concern was and continues to be invaluable to our family