Once the individual components are acquired, they are linked together to enable mastery of the targeted complex and functional skill.

With the input of parents and the child’s caregivers, we set challenging goals for our team and the child and track progress on each skill domain carefully.

The program is developed and managed by a highly trained CARD supervisor who tailors the program to each child’s needs.

For more information about the CARD program for your child, please call us at Our team of licensed psychologists and highly trained doctoral level assessors design testing batteries based on the individual needs of each referred client to best inform treatment programming and improve daily functioning in home, academic, social, and professional environments. services families and individuals all over the world. (CARD) offers a variety of customized, hands-on classes and seminars that provide ongoing development for families, caregivers, professional educators, clinicians, and students with the opportunity to benefit from over 150 years of combined experience in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Evaluations can identify autism spectrum disorders, developmental and neurocognitive delay, impulse control problems, difficulties with attention, emotional and behavioral concerns, learning disabilities, memory and concentration issues, and giftedness. However, because of staffing and logistical limitations, some services are only available in certain locations. Typically, after a brief phone consultation, we will schedule an initial evaluation and provide recommendations. CARD Classes are held at a variety of CARD office locations, as well as community centers around the country.

For example, a goal to reduce a child's aggressive behavior might define "aggression" as: "attempts, episodes or occurrences (each separated by 10 seconds) of biting, scratching, pinching or pulling hair." "Initiating social interaction with peers" might be defined as: "looking at classmate and verbalizing an appropriate greeting." ABA interventions require a demonstration of the events that are responsible for the occurrence, or non-occurrence, of behavior.

ABA uses methods of analysis that yield convincing, reproducible, and conceptually sensible demonstrations of how to accomplish specific behavior changes (Baer & Risley, 1987).Behavior Analysis is the scientific study of behavior.Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the application of the principles of learning and motivation from Behavior Analysis, and the procedures and technology derived from those principles, to the solution of problems of social significance.Many decades of research have validated treatments based on ABA.Applied behavior analysis is the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree, and to demonstrate that the interventions employed are responsible for the improvement in behavior (Baer, Wolf & Risley, 1968; Sulzer-Azaroff & Mayer, 1991).Lesson Areas and Sample Targeted Skills Following the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, we developed a treatment approach for children with autism, up to age eight, that focuses on minimizing challenging behaviors and maximizing skill acquisition.