Who will design my child’s program, and who will provide the therapy?
FirstSteps employs only the most highly qualified and dedicated behavior analysts to design and implement each of our learners' treatment programs. All Program Directors have master’s level or higher degrees and are Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) with extensive experience treating children with autism and other special needs.
Those hired as Instructors to implement behavior intervention plans with children require a great deal of theoretical and applied training prior to providing any services to children. As such, FirstSteps Instructors participate in an extensive training and evaluation period comprised of classroom-based and hands-on training, and have passed a rigorous written exam and fieldwork competencies before joining children’s teams. Depending on the intensity of your child's behavior intervention program, anywhere from 2-5 Instructors will work with your child on a weekly basis and are supervised regularly by your child’s Program Director to ensure consistency of intervention. This team approach affords our children many benefits, including increased generalization of skills and the advantage of having several creative minds contributing to the intervention plan.