Lina Slim Topdjian

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CURRICULUM VITAE

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Work: ASAP – A Step Ahead Program, LLC, Child Learning and Development Consulting Group, Millington NJ. Contact Numbers: Work (908)542-0002

Fax (908) 542-0001

Cell (908)313-5235

Email address: L.Slim-Topdjian@asapprogram.orgLinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/linaslimWeb Address: www.asapprogram.org

EDUCATION

Ph.D. December 2014 Leadership and Interprofessional Health Sciences & Health Administration, Seton Hall University, South Orange,NJ

BCBA-DJuly2006 Board Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis –Doctoral

M.A. December 1988 Communication Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology, The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

    1. February1986 Premedical Studies (Major: Biology, Minor: Psychology), The American University of Beirut, Beirut,Lebanon

EMPLOYMENT

Founder/Executive Director of Educational andBehavioralServices 2004 – Present ASAP-A Step Ahead Program, LLC, Child Development Clinic, Millington,NJ

AdjunctProfessor 2017

Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

Applied Behavior Analysis Post Master’s Certificate Program, College of Education and Human Services

AdjunctProfessor 2017

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Speech-LanguagePathologist 1998 – 2004

Long Hill School District, Gillette, NJ

Lead Speech-LanguagePathologist 1994 – 1998

Atlantic Health Systems, Summit, NJ

Supervisor,Speech-LanguagePathologist 1990 – 1993

Allegheny Health Education and Research, Pittsburgh, PA Foundation/Allegheny Neuropsychiatric Institute (ANI)

Speech-LanguagePathologist 1989 – 1990

Saint Agnes Hospital, Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Center, White Plains, NY

AssistantDirector 1988 –1990

Negley House, Pittsburgh, PA

Graduate Research Assistant & SLP (Supervisor: Betty JaneMcWilliams,PhD.) 1986 – 1988 University ofPittsburgh,

Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Center/Speech and Hearing Clinic Pittsburgh, PA

Speech-LanguagePathologist 1986 – 1988

Easter Seal Society, Pittsburgh, PA

Graduate Research Scientist Assistant & SLP (Supervisor: RaymondLinville,Ph.D.) 1986 – 1988 University of Pittsburgh, Speech ScienceLaboratory

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Member (SLP)

ASHA | American Speech-Language-HearingAssociation.www.asha.org1985 – Present MCSHA | Morris County Speech and Hearing Association. http://www.mcshanj.org1994 – Present UCSHA | Union County Speech and HearingAssociation.http://www.ucsha.org1994 – Present NJSHA | New Jersey Speech and HearingAssociation.www.njsha.org1994 –Present

Member (BCBA)

NJABA | New Jersey Applied BehaviorAnalysis.www.njaba.org2004 – Present ABAI | Association of Professional BehaviorAnalysts.www.abainternational.org2004 – Present SPABA | Speech Pathology Special InterestGroup.www.behavioralspeech.com2015 – Present APBA | Association of Professional BehaviorAnalysts.www.apbahome.net2005 –Present

Affiliate Member

ABAI | Applied Behavior AnalysisInternational.www.abainternational.org2004 –Present

Executive Board Member

SPABA | Speech Pathology Special InterestGroup.www.behavioralspeech.com2015 –Present

Board of Directors –Past Member 2015 –Present

NJSHA | New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association. www.njsha.org

Board ofDirectorsMember 2013 – Present

Fill-A-Need Foundation. www.fillaneedfoundation.org

Chair of the PrivatePracticeCommittee 2014 –2016

NJSHA | New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association.www.njsha.org

Vice – Chair of the PrivatePracticeCommittee 2016 – Present NJSHA | New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association.www.njsha.org

Chair of the Interprofessional Task Force & AutismConference(IPAC) 2017 –Present

NJSHA | New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association. www.njsha.org

Mentor 2014

ASHA S.T.E.P. | American Speech and Hearing Association. www.asha.org

AdvisoryBoardMember 2008 – Present

The Judith Wharton Music Center. http://whartonmusiccenter.org

Chair ofSteeringCommittee 2016

NJSHA | NJSHA Interprofessional Autism Conference (IAPC). www.njsha.org

CERTIFICATION/AWARDS

Recipient of

American Speech-Hearing Association (ASHA) Continuing Education Award (ACE) 2016
American Speech-Hearing Association (ASHA) Continuing Education Award (ACE) 2015
NJSHA Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award 2014
Children Empowerment Award 2005

Certification

BCBA-D | Board Certified Behavior Analyst –Doctoral.www.bacb.com2006 – Present BACB | SupervisoryCertificate.www.caldwell.edu2013 – Present CCC-SLP | Certificate of Clinical Competence –Speech-Language Pathologist 1994 – Present State of NJ License in Aud./SLP and Communication.www.njconsumeraffairs.gov

SLP | State of New Jersey Department of EducationSchoolCertificate 1998 – Present ASHA | American Speech-Language-HearingAssociation.www.asha.org1986 – Present ACE ASHA Award | American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. www.asha.org2015 – Present Yoga Instruction Certificate, for children withspecialneeds 2004

OTHER SKILLS

      • PROMPT I & IITrained
      • Fluent in French andArabic
      • Teaches French to children andadults
      • Teaches music/singing to preschool and elementary school-agedchildren
      • Develops and directs a children interactive theatergroup
      • Applied working knowledge of sign language in children’steaching
      • Applied working knowledge of YOGA practice in children’steaching

DISSERTATION

“Exploring a Staff Training Model for Enhancing Post-Training Procedural Integrity and Staff Performance Outcomes When Working with Children with Diagnosed with ASD”. December 2014. Dissertation Committee: Deborah DeLuca, M.S., JD, (Chair); Genevieve Pinto Zipp, P.T., EdD; Terrence Cahill, Ed.D. FACHE

PUBLICATIONS – Peer Reviewed Journal

Slim, L. & Pinto Zipp, G. (2016). Exploring an interprofessional staff-training model: Applications for teachers and therapists working with children diagnosed with autism. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities – Diagnoses and Treatment, 4, 3-16.

Slim, L. & Pinto Zipp, G. (under revision). The use of video self-monitoring as a medium to enhance experiential learning opportunities and promote critical thinking skills for educators and health science professionals working with children with autism. Global Education Review: Experiential Learning in Teacher Education, 3(4).

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

International

Slim, L. (2010, April). “What’s new in autism: Etiology, early diagnosis and evidence-based intervention”. Presentation at the American University Medical Center (AUBMC), Pediatric Grand Rounds, Beirut, Lebanon.

Slim, L. (2010, April). “Issues related to Asperger’s disorder”. Workshop moderator and discussant at the American University Medical Center (AUBMC), Pediatric Psychiatric Journal Club, Beirut, Lebanon.

Slim, L. (2010, April). “Autism: Speech and language disorders”. Workshop presented at the American University Medical Center (AUBMC), Beirut, Lebanon.

Slim, L. (2010, April). “Response interruption & response redirection (RIRD) as a treatment for stereotypy in children with autism”. Paper presented at the Middle East Medical Assembly (MEMA), Beirut, Lebanon.

Slim, L. (2010, April). “Autism and evidence-based interventions”. Workshop presented at the American University of Beirut (AUB) Psychology Department to Faculty and students, Beirut, Lebanon.

National

Slim, L. & Kasper, T. (2018, March). “Using Phonetic Hand Cues to Promote Speech Production Skills in Children with Autism with Limited Vocal Repertoires.” Symposium, to be presented at WIBA, Nashville, TN.

Slim, L. & Kasper T. (2018, May). “Using Phonetic Hand Cues to Promote Speech Production Skills in Children with Autism with Limited Vocal Repertoires.” Poster, to be presented at ABAI 44th Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.

Slim, L. (2017, October). “Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and Communication: A Parental Perspective on The Therapeutic Process – Focus on Autism”. Workshop submitted to Autism NJ 2017 Annual Convention, Atlantic City, NJ.

Slim, L. (2017, May). “Interprofessional Collaboration Between Speech Language Pathology and Behavior Analysis.”

Symposium Panel of Discussants, presented at ABAI 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Slim, L. (2016, November). “Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and Communication: A Parental Perspective on The Therapeutic Process – Focus on Autism”. Workshop presented at ASHA 2016 Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Slim, L. (2016, October). “Interprofessional Collaborative Education (IPE) and Practice (IPP) – Application and Integration.” Workshop presented at Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.

Slim, L. (2016, May). Exploring A Staff Training Model for Enhancing Post-Training Procedural Integrity and Staff Performance Outcomes, When Working with Children Diagnosed With ASD”. Oral Session presented at the ABAI 42nd. Annual Convention, Denver CO.

Slim, L. (2016, April). “Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and Communication: A Parental Perspective on The Therapeutic Process – Focus on Autism”. Workshop presented at NJSHA 2016 Convention, Long Branch, NJ.

Slim, L. (2016, April). “Exploring A Staff Training Model for Enhancing Post-Training Procedural Integrity and Staff Performance Outcomes, When Working with Children Diagnosed With ASD”. Oral Paper Session presented at the APBA 6th Annual Convention, Washington DC.

Slim, L. (2016, January). “Exploring an Interprofessional Staff Training Model: Application for Teachers and Therapists Working with Children Diagnosed with Autism”. Poster presented at the ABAI 10th Annual Autism Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Slim, L. (2015, November). “Interprofessional staff training model: Video self-monitoring application for therapists working with children with autism “. Poster presented at the 2015 American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention, Denver CO.

Slim, L. (2015, November). ” Interprofessional staff training model: Video self-monitoring application for therapists working with children with autism “. Workshop presented at the 2015 American Speech and Hearing Association Convention, Denver CO.

Slim, L. (2016, April 15). “Interprofessional collaborative practice: A parental perspective on the therapeutic process

– Focus on Autism”. Workshop presented at the 2016 New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association Convention, Long Branch,NJ.

Slim, L. (2016, April 1). “Exploring a Staff Training Model for Enhancing Post-Training Procedural Integrity and Staff Performance Outcomes When Working with Children with Diagnosed with ASD”. Paper session presented at the 2016 Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) WashingtonDC.

Slim, L. (2016, January). “Interprofessional staff training model: Video self-monitoring application for therapists working with children with autism”. Poster to be presented at the Applied Behavior Analysis International Convention 10th Annual Autism Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Slim, L. (2016, April). “Exploring as staff training model for enhancing post-training procedural integrity and staff Performance Outcomes When Working with Children with Diagnosed with ASD”. Paper to be presented at the Association of Applied Behavior Analyst 6th Annual Convention, Washington DC.

Slim, L. (2016, May). “Exploring as staff training model for enhancing post-training procedural integrity and staff Performance Outcomes When Working with Children with Diagnosed with ASD”. Paper to be presented at the 42nd Annual Applied Behavior Analysis International Convention, Chicago, IL.

Slim, L. (2016 May). “Exploring a staff training model for enhancing post-training procedural integrity and staff Performance Outcomes When Working with Children with Diagnosed with ASD”. Poster to be presented at the 42nd Annual Applied Behavior Analysis International Convention, Chicago, IL.

Slim, L. (2010, May). “Response interruption & response redirection (RIRD) as a treatment for stereotypy”. Paper presentation at the Applied Behavioral Analysis International Convention, San Antonio, TX.

Slim, L., Ramaswamy, S., Mazza, A. M. (2008, May). “The emission of verbal operants as a function of textual prompts”. Poster Presented at the Applied Behavioral Analysis International Convention, Chicago, IL.

Slim, L., & Ramaswamy, S. (2007, May). “The effects of video feedback and self-monitoring on teacher/ learner performance”. Presented at the Applied Behavioral Analysis International Convention, San Diego,CA.

Slim, L. (May 2005). “The Effects of Yoga Practice on Motor Planning Ability and Auditory ProcessingSkills”.

Presented at the Applied Behavioral Analysis International Convention, San Diego, CA.

State

Slim, L. (2018 June). NJSHA’s 2nd Annual Interprofessional Autism Conference (IPAC). Organized and chaired conference held at Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.

Slim L. (2018, March). Focused Discussion no Natural Environment Teaching (NET): Practical Applications.

Workshop presented at ABA4U, Union, NJ.

Slim L. (2018, March). “Understanding Verbal Operants: A Functional Analysis of Language.” Webinar, sponsored by Webinar, sponsored by New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association (NJSHA), NJ.

Slim L., Zamloot, R. (2018, January). “How to be Your Best Child’s Advocate”. Advocacy Workshop in Basking Ridge Schools Parent for Exceptional Children (PEC), Bernards Township, Basking Ridge NJ

Slim L. (2017, November). “Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: A Parental Perspective on the Therapeutic Process.” Presented at School of Health and Medical Sciences (SMHS), Center for Interprofessional Education in the Health Sciences (www.shu.edu/ipe), as part of the Core Signature Experience 4: Partnerships, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.

Slim L. (2017, October). “Why Kids Do the Things They Do: Understanding and Managing Problem Behaviors.”

Webinar, sponsored by New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association (NJSHA), NJ.

Slim, L. (2017 June). NJSHA’s 1st Annual Interprofessional Autism Conference (IPAC). Organized and chaired conference held at Kean University, Union, NJ.

Slim L. (2016, October). Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: A Parental Perspective on the Therapeutic

Process. Presented at School of Health and Medical Sciences (SMHS), Center for Interprofessional Education in the Health Sciences (www.shu.edu/ipe), as part of the Core Signature Experience 4: Partnerships, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.

Slim, L. (2016, April). “Interprofessional collaborative practice outcomes: A parental perspective focusing on autism”.

Workshop Presented at the 2016 New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association Convention, Long Branch NJ.

Slim, L., & Ramaswamy, S. (2007, October). “Bridging the gap between SLP and ABA”. Workshop presented at the Union County Speech and Hearing Association, NJ.

Slim, L., & Ramaswamy, S. (2006, April). “Bridging the gap between SLP and ABA”. Workshop presented at the New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association Convention, Atlantic City, NJ.

Slim, L. (2015, May). “Case study analysis: Addressing problem behaviors when working with children diagnosed with autism”. Workshop presented at Speech and Hearing Associates, Westfield, NJ.

Slim, L. (2012, June). “Educational and behavior intervention strategies and tactics – tricks of the trade”. Workshop presented at Creative Speech Solutions, Summit, NJ.

Slim, L. (2011, January). “ABA, verbal behavior and SLP: bridging the gap and practical applications”. Workshop at Creative Speech Solutions, Summit, NJ.

Slim, L. (2011, June). “The ASAP Model: Looking beyond a single discipline in the education of children with autism

– Bridging the gap between ABA and related services”. Workshop presented at Montclair Public School, Montclair, NJ.

Slim, L. (2011, June). “Behavior management strategies for children with ASD: Functional behavioral assessments and reinforcement strategies”. Workshop presented at Speech and Hearing Associates, Westfield, NJ.

Slim, L. (2011, May). “Behavior and sensory differences: ASD”. Course Developer and Designer for Drexel University’s Pennsylvania Autism Certificate Program in the Education Department, Philadelphia, PA.

Slim, L. (2011, April, May and December). “Behaviorally-based strategies when working with children with autism”

Workshop series at Creative Speech Solutions, Summit, NJ.

Slim, L. (2011, September-December). “Speech motor mechanism – phonetic sound system; speech motor mechanism

– structure to function; PROMPT system of intervention – Part I & II”. Workshop series presented at REED Academy, NJ.

Slim, L. (2009, March). “Parent-teacher workshop – Ask the SLP”. Parent-teacher workshop presented at Newmark School, Plainfield, NJ.

TEACHING, MENTORING AND CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Slim L. (2018, March). GMSL 7041 – “Evidence-based Assessment and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders.” Will be Presenting a Clinical Seminar at the School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS), Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.

Slim L. (2018, February). GMSL 7041 – Understanding and Addressing Problem Behaviors.” Will be Presenting a Clinical Seminar at the School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS), Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Seton Hall University, South Orange,NJ.

Slim L. (2017, October). Ask the Speech-Language Pathologist: Roles and Responsibilities when working with individuals with speech, language, communication and developmental disabilities.” Guest Lecturer at the College of Education, at Seton Hall University, South Orange,NJ.

Slim L. (2017, May to June). CSND 557 Section 11 – “Evaluation and Treatment of Autism.” Course presented at the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ.

Slim, L. (2017, May to June). EDST 7317 – “Measurement and Experimental Design in Applied Behavior Analysis.” Course presented at the Applied Behavior Analysis post master’s certificate program, College of Education and Human Services, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.

Slim, L. (2008, January). “PROMPT – Prompt for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets”. Workshop presented at ASAP – A Step Ahead Program, LLC, Basking Ridge, NJ.

Slim, L. (2007, Fall; 2008, Spring). “Verbal behavior”. Parent-teacher workshop presented at ASAP – A Step Ahead Program, LLC, Basking Ridge, NJ.

Slim, L., & Ramaswamy, S. (2007, May). “Errorless teaching & prompting and prompt fading; Applications in the school and home settings”. Parent-teacher workshop presented at ASAP – A Step Ahead Program, LLC, Basking Ridge, NJ.

Slim, L. (2007, Fall). “Social Stories Used with Children with ASD”. Teacher workshop series presented at ASAP – A Step Ahead Program, LLC, Basking Ridge, NJ.

Slim, L., & Ramaswamy, S. (2006, March). “Activity schedules”. Teacher workshop series presented at ASAP – A Step Ahead Program, LLC, Basking Ridge, NJ.

Slim, L. (2006, Spring). “Addressing functional communication through verbal behavior: The applications of basic principles of applied behavior and analysis, during the intervention of children with autism, in school and at home”. Teacher workshop series presented at ASAP – A Step Ahead Program, LLC, Basking Ridge, NJ.

Slim, L. (2006, Winter). “Benefits of conducting functional behavior assessment for understanding and managing behavior”. Teacher workshop series presented at ASAP – A Step Ahead Program, LLC, Basking Ridge, NJ.

Slim, L., & Ramaswamy, S. (2006, October). “Managing problem behaviors”. Teacher workshop series presented at ASAP – A Step Ahead Program, LLC, Basking Ridge, NJ. at ASAP, NJ, October 2006.

Slim, L. (2005, August). “School-based assessment and interventions”. Teacher workshop series presented at ASAP – A Step Ahead Program, LLC, Basking Ridge, NJ.

Slim, L. (2005, Spring). “Sleep patterns and other issues that affect your child”. Teacher workshop series presented at ASAP – A Step Ahead Program, LLC, Basking Ridge, NJ.

Slim, L. (2005, Spring). “Music and the brain: The effects of music on motor planning and expressive language skills”. Teacher workshop series presented at ASAP – A Step Ahead Program, LLC, Basking Ridge, NJ.

Slim, L. (2004-2005, Fall & Spring). “Applying behavioral analytic principles in parenting”. Teacher workshop series presented at ASAP – A Step Ahead Program, LLC, Basking Ridge, NJ.

BIO

Lina M. Slim-Topdjian, Ph.D., BCBA-D, CCC-SLP

Founder/Executive Director of Educational and Behavioral Services

ASAP – A Step Ahead Program, LLC, Child Learning and Development Consulting Group

Dr. Lina Slim-Topdjian, Ph.D., BCBA-D, CCC-SLP, is Founding Executive Director of ASAP – A Step Ahead Program, LLC, since 2004. Dr. Slim is a Certified and Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral, with over 30 years specializing in the diagnosis and management of children with Apraxia, neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders, and Autism, with a focus on Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and Education. Dr. Slim received her Doctoral Degree in Leadership and Interprofessional Education in Health Sciences and Health Administration from Seton Hall University, and her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Pittsburgh. She is recognized for her innovative interdisciplinary/ interprofessional education collaborative approach supporting families and their children, facilitating communication and integrating interventions across disciplines. Dr. Slim has presented nationally and internationally, in the areas of autism, apraxia, speech-language assessment and interventions, parent and staff training, and Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice, and has published peer-reviewed research. Dr. Slim is the Recipient of the 2005 Children Empowerment Award, the 2014 NJSHA Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award, and the 2015 & 2016 ASHA ACE award. She holds a Supervision Certificate from the BACB organization. She is an Executive Member of the Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis (SPABA) Special Interest Group (SIG) affiliated with the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), Chair of NJSHA Interprofessional Autism Task Force and Interprofessional Autism Conference (IPAC), Vice-Chair of NJSHA Private Practice Committee, Board Member of Fill-A-Need Foundation, and a member of ASHA. Dr. Slim is active member of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), NJSHA, Morris County Speech and Hearing Association (MCSHA), Union County Speech and Hearing Association (UCSHA), NJABA, ABAInternational, and the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA).

Dr. Slim’s professional drive is to impart the knowledge she has gained over the years, and disseminate Evidence-Based Practice and research to new students and growing professionals in the field. She is a strong proponent for empowering parents with the skills necessary to advocate and educate their children. Dr. Slim’s passion is to empower families, educate young professionals, and provide science-based effective interventions, by partnering with families/educators and health care providers.

ASAP Philosophy

ASAP‘s philosophy is to provide each child the opportunity to reach maximal development and cognitive potential. Our goal is to provide the children early intensive intervention such that they ultimately function successfully and independently in the school, home and community. ASAP also recognizes the importance and the critical factor that early intensive intervention plays in the development of social-cognitive skills for children with developmental impairments. ASAP’s methods and philosophy further facilitate smooth inclusion into schools and communities.

Parent Counseling and Education

ASAP philosophy is to empower families and include them in the continuing development and educational process of their children. This includes ongoing support, counseling, consulting, training and home visits, in addition to regular clinic meetings to review each child’s progress.

The Core ASAP Service-Offering Consists of Four Programs:

  1. Center-Based: Children, ages 2 to 8 years, where they receive individualized intensive intervention program targeted at facilitating their inclusion into the least restrictive environment by the time they reach kindergarten to second-grade age.
  2. Outreach Program: Children receive behavioral interventions and speech-language therapy services on an individual basis, either at ASAP‘s clinic, at home, or in their educationalfacility.
  1. Parent Training and Support: Parents receive the guidance, training and support needed, either in their home or atASAP
  2. Consultation Service to the Parents: Functional Behavioral Observations of the child are conducted in the current child’s placement and outcome data is provided to parents and child study team. School program observations and evaluations are performed and outcome data is shared with parents and child studyteam.
  1. Consultation Service to the Educational Facilities (Private and Public): Teaching staff will receive the training and guidance either through in-services or hands-on training during classroom activities, following the CITEModel.

ASAP provides ABA-based intervention, speech-language therapy, and occupational therapy services in ASAP‘s clinic conveniently located in Millington, NJ, or as part of the outreach program in the home or school. Each child’s program will undergo ongoing revision as he/she learns and acquires new skills. Parent training and support will also be provided. Our goal is to work toward a successful transitioning process into the inclusive educational program.

The ABA-intervention based on the science of applied behavior analysis are implemented at ASAP and consist of a combination of discrete trails, verbal behavior, and errorless teaching methods, incidental teaching, and NET. SLP services will address each child’s receptive-expressive language skills, communication and social skills, and oral-motor skills. An integrated and collaborative approach to intervention, among other service providers and medical professionals, is highlighted to enhance and promote transition and generalization of learned skills across stimuli, people, and settings, while addressing the child across all developmental domains.

Our goal at ASAP is to have your child reach age-appropriate levels in the above-mentioned skills and to be able to successfully transition into and function in an inclusive, least-restrictive educational environment as well as the community.

ASAP Related Services

ASAP provides speech and language therapy, social skills training, occupational therapy with a sensory integration approach to intervention, and behaviorally based (ABA) intervention, inclusive of the curriculum. Goals and Objectives are linked to the Core Curriculum Content Standards CCCS.

ASAP Supplemental Services

      • Speech and LanguageTherapy
      • Additional ABA basedIntervention
      • Transition and InclusionSupport
      • Parent Support and Training
      • Parent Consultation andAdvocacy
      • HomeInstruction
      • Public and Private SchoolConsultation
      • Education and Therapy StaffTraining
      • Supervision andMentoring
      • Education Program Development andCoordination
      • Functional BehaviorAssessment
      • Educational ProgramEvaluation