Behavioral Learning Center, Inc. offers five programs which are designed to meet the unique needs of children and families affected by autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. Our programs are individualized to meet the needs of the family and the child, regardless of which center you visit: Santa Clarita, Calabasas, Palmdale, or San Fernando. Each program begins with a comprehensive assessment of the child’s current skill level as well as their behavioral excesses.
Behavioral Learning Center, Inc. also offers a 16-hour parent education group class as required by the North Los Angeles County Regional Center for parents wishing to receive intensive behavioral services. Our group classes are held on evenings, weekends, and during the week on an as needed basis. Check our current schedule to see if we have classes to meet your scheduling needs.
Discrete Trial Training (DTT)
The Discrete Trial Training (DTT) program is one of the five programs that are offered at Behavioral Learning Center, Inc. (BLC). This DTT program is an intensive, one to one intervention that focuses on teaching functional skills in a structured environment. The goal is to break down complex skills or tasks into smaller and more manageable components so that the child is better able to learn and master the skills. Through repetitious and consistent drilling, the child first learns to complete the goal at home and later with his or her family in a variety of other settings.Read More
Intensive Applied Behavior Analysis
Intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (IABA) is an intensive and structured, one to one intervention that focuses on remediating maladaptive and excess behavioral challenges as well as teaching critical and functional skills. Working in partnership with families and caregivers, the program identifies skill deficits interfering with the acquisition of more socially acceptable responses and reduces factors potentially contributing to the maintenance of undesired behaviors.Read More
Adapted Skills (AST)
The Adaptive Skills (AST) division of Behavioral Learning Center, Inc. focuses on functional life skills aimed at increasing socialization and personal independence. This program utilizes naturalistic settings and teaching methodologies to target specific skill deficits while building on a child’s strengths. In addition, this program also employs naturally occurring reinforcers as a means to create a realistic approach. While utilizing principles of Applied Behavior Analysis the intervention team will create opportunities to practice everyday life skills.Read More
In Home Parent Education
The In-Home Parent Education program was created to provide parents/caregivers with an understanding of evidence-based strategies to increase their child’s learning while decreasing inappropriate behaviors. In order to best determine the domains and challenges that need to be targeted, IHPE will administer an initial assessment and create an individualized intervention plan utilizing a person-centered approach. IHPE will not only address a child’s challenging behavior but will also empower parents with the knowledge and skills to enhance the quality of life for their child and their entire family.Read More
Social Skills Groups
Social Skills Group comprise a division of Behavioral Learning Center, Inc. and are designed to provide children and adolescents with social skill deficits an opportunity to learn, practice and generalize skills that will aid them in building and maintaining meaningful relationships with peers. Social Skills Groups teach essential friendship making skills such as the ability to initiate conversations, join in groups, and compromise with peers. An emphasis is also placed on teaching children social thinking and perspective taking skills, including the ability to understand that other people have thoughts about them, their behavior affects themselves and others, and they can adapt their behavior to match their surroundings.Read More