ABA Preschool Group Program
The goal of the Within Reach Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) preschool group program is to equip children with the necessary tools to be successful in future school enrollment. The main components of ABA (reinforcement, breaking skills down, data collection, and functional analysis of behavior) are utilized throughout the preschool group. While developing individualized academic skills during group activities, such as circle time, story time, and arts and crafts, “school readiness behaviors” are also targeted. Some of these “school readiness behaviors” include walking with a group of peers, participating and attending during group activities, toileting, following group instructions, appropriate manipulation of arts and craft materials, and mealtime behaviors.
Our highly trained staff, low student to therapist ratio (2 to 1), and the use of ABA distinguishes us from any other school in the New Orleans metro area.
Assessment tools are utilized to identify individual deficits, which are then targeted within the preschool group curriculum. The acquisition of both academic and “school readiness” targets will provide our students with the necessary building blocks to be successful and require the least amount of assistance in future academic and life settings.
Our Preschool program is between 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM and we offer these services to both locations (1313 Jurgens St. & 1515 Demosthenes St.)