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PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY


Behavior Support Services (BSS) focuses on helping children reach their full potential. We use structured and play-based procedures founded on the principals of Applied Behavior Analysis to help promote new skills.

Working with children, their families, the Regional Center, and insurance providers, we develop team-developed and age-appropriate goals. We help children display progress with functional communication such as speech, PECS, or sign language and replacement behaviors to help decrease the display of challenging behaviors. We also promote children's social skills, play skills, and self-help skills at home and in community settings.

> Parent training is also incorporated in our methods, creating opportunities for parents to learn additional techniques and strategies to foster their child's skills and manage behaviors.




If you need help and are seeking resources for dealing with the challenge of an autistic child, please do not hesitate to contact us.



PROGRAM DIRECTORS

Mike Carpenter, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Carpenter earned his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University in Applied Developmental Psychology, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He has seventeen years of professional experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). For the past five and a half years, Dr. Carpenter has worked with the Regional Center of Orange County. Prior to that, he has worked at The Claremont Autism Center, The Cody Center at Stony Brook University, and the University of Washington Autism Center. He has provided a variety of services including: developing home programs, school consultations, parent and staff trainings, and completing functional behavioral assessments and behavior intervention plans to deal with challenging behaviors in home and school settings. He has completed research and published his findings on promoting functional communication and social behaviors in children with autism.

Loc Le, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Le is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He received his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University in the area of Applied Developmental Psychology. He has over 18 years of experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). His training and expertise in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) include Discrete Trial Training, Pivotal Response Training, Picture Exchange Communication, Positive Behavior Support Strategies, Video Modeling, and other naturalistic teaching strategies. He has worked in the home, school, and community environments conducting functional behavioral assessments and developing and implementing behavior intervention plans. Dr. Le has published research and presented findings at numerous conferences.