I’ve heard a lot about “evidence-based” and “empirically-validated” treatments. Does FirstSteps provide these?
Yes, we do! Each child’s FirstSteps treatment program is based in the scientifically validated principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and our learners benefit from a variety of well-researched teaching procedures. Further, as ABA is an evolving science, FirstSteps Program Directors keep abreast of the current research in the field of ABA and are members of professional associations such as the California Association for Behavior Analysis and the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Not only do Program Directors regularly attend professional conferences in which the latest research is presented by colleagues in the field, but we regularly conduct and present our own research on teaching methodologies.