Boston Behavior Learning Centers
Our Core Values
Boston Behavior Learning Centers – BBLC was founded in 2016 by dedicated professionals seeking to create an environment where common core values include a dedication to high quality services, development of trustworthy relationships and a passion for helping others. At BBLC, we focus on using evidence-based practice to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes. We continually re-evaluate our behavior intervention plans, treatment plans as well as our techniques to help our clients flourish and to keep up with their ever-changing needs.
BBLC places great importance on establishing collaborative relationships with families by working closely with parents or caregivers and the client’s diagnostic clinicians to create goals that incorporate a long-term vision for the client. This coordination of care yields the development of individualized treatment goals and behavior intervention plans based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) that can be implemented in our centers, the client’s home or the community.
We value and respect individual cultural and language needs, as well as family structures that contribute the development of an effective treatment plan.
Our staff matter as much as our clients. BBLC places great importance on ensuring all staff are supported and mentored during their tenure at BBLC. We believe that delivering high quality, consistent services hinges on creating a positive and balanced workplace where professionals can grow, learn and feel connected.
What might ABA look like for my child?
We treat clients with Autism Spectrum Disorders from the time they are toddlers into adulthood. Our staff work very hard to address the hallmarks of the disability including communication, behavior and social impairments. Not every client is the same which means our individualized programming is tailored to meet the needs of every individual we see.
Our clients vary in functioning level and degree of challenges. For those with very intensive needs, a tailor-made program may involve reducing maladaptive behaviors (e.g., aggression, stereotypy or self-injury), teaching using the bathroom independently, becoming more independent with washing or grooming, communicating with others, eating wider varieties of foods or even learning how to play with toys.
For another client, it may mean accessing community resources more independently, such as learning to use public transportation or socializing and communicating effectively with peers.Some clients need support managing an after school routine (e.g., preparing a snack, unpacking a backpack, ensuring homework or library books are returned to the back pack and tidying up a bedroom). It might also involve teaching a leisure skill or creating a grocery list and shopping for goods or supplies. We address what is meaningful for each client by keeping the client’s independence and access to a fuller life in mind. This is a dimension of what makes ABA true to its science.
The mission of Boston Behavioral Learning Centers (BBLC) is to deliver the highest quality educational and clinical services for clients with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other related disabilities using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) instructional methodology and other evidence-based approaches.
Our goal is to help clients reach their fullest potential by improving their independence across all hallmarks of ASD including communication, social and behavioral domains. Each client may receive comprehensive, individual, and intensive ABA to ensure effectiveness and progress based on their individual needs or targeted ABA treatment to focus on specific areas of chief concern. Specifically, BBLC uses ABA to develop individualized programs and treatment plans that target cognitive, language, academic or school readiness, behavior management, play, and social skills. Each individualized program is based on the child’s strengths and challenges. The goal is to decrease maladaptive behaviors and replace them with adaptive skills that will allow the fullest extent of independence.
BBLC is committed to providing the highest quality service for the clients and families. All goals and objectives are operationally defined and quantified, allowing the team to track each client’s progress. In addition to a record review of a client’s history, criterion-referenced assessments and behavioral checklists may also be used to determine baseline and post-intervention functioning levels, further tracking progress. This allows for data-based decision making to address the unique needs of each individual client.