Shaping. Educating. Training.
Making a difference
one piece at a time.

 

Welcome

South Sound Behavior Therapy assesses each learner individually. We do not follow “cook book” recipes for teaching our learners. Once the learner is assessed a program is developed based on the child’s specific deficits. No two children or programs are the same. Each child can progress at their own rate and our instructors are trained to understand this process. We utilize principles of ABA including but not limited to: shaping, chaining, prompting, fading, reinforcement, extinction, errorless teaching, and discrete trial training.

Our Services

  • Assessments (such as the ABLLS-r, VB-MAPP, Brigance etc.)
  • Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA) & Behavior Reduction Plans
  • Training and shadowing teachers, instructors, parents, and therapists
  • Meetings (team, DOE, DOH, etc.)
  • Graphing/analyzing Data Observations in different environments for assessment purposes
  • Development/updates of ABA programming
  • Report Writing (ITP, IEP/IFSP reports, progress reports)

Where We Provide Services

Fort Lewis and the surrounding areas; Olympia, Lacey, Lakewood, Tumwater, and Tacoma.

Who We Provide Services To

We contract with: TRICARE, Premera, Private Pay

Frequently Asked Questions

What is ABA?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has broad applications. Behavior Analysts focus on observable behaviors and keep detailed data on changes in those behaviors.

What is Verbal Behavior?

Rather than an approach, Verbal Behavior is a specific analysis of ABA and has gained popularity in the past twenty years. In true ABA tradition it is backed by years of empirical evidence.

Common Misconceptions?

“ABA cures autism”
Applied behavior analysis is a helpful tool that can have a lasting impact on an individual’s life. A behavior analysis should never promise to “cure autism.”

From the Blog

Control Issues

10/02/2012

A child who is motivated by control may feel more comfortable knowing that he can predict the behaviors of those around him. According to Schramm (author of the book Educate Toward Recovery) a “control child” seeks control from those in his environment because a child in control can do what he wants and can avoid … Read More

The Control Child

08/29/2012

According to Schramm (author of the book Educate Toward Recovery) a “control child” seeks control from those in his environment because a child in control can do what he wants and can avoid demands. A child who is motivated by control may feel more comfortable knowing that he can predict the behaviors of those around … Read More