Who We Are
At our student-led clinic, we focus on training caregivers to implement effective strategies to manage challenging behavior and increase social and communication skills.
Our graduate student therapists are obtaining degrees in applied behavior analysis (ABA) and are receiving education and training to become a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA). All services provided by graduate students are overseen by board-certified faculty members in our Applied Behavioral Analysis academic program.
Because we are a parent-training clinic, your child’s success is largely dependent on your participation in implementing the recommended behavior plan. Once you are trained, you will be responsible for collecting data and following through with the program at home.
Caregiver training in the treatment of challenging behavior
Does your child currently have tantrums or engage in problematic behaviors that interrupt day-to-day activities? Would you like a plan to improve your child’s behavior?
Caregiver training in the treatment of challenging behavior operates on a unique 5-appointment model. Some examples of challenges behavior commonly addressed are aggression towards self or others, destruction to property or toys, and general tantrum behaviors. Services are provided either in-person or via telehealth. We help you identify why your child is engaging in a behavior, then help you decrease that behavior while increasing appropriate alternative behaviors.UK CABS Info Handout
Caregiver training to increase socialization, communication, and play
Does your child need support to communicate with you and engage in age-appropriate play? Would you like tips and strategies to make the most of your time with your child?
Caregiver training to increase socialization, communication, and play helps empower families with strategies to promote skills at home and related settings, using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. As part of our student learning clinic, all sessions are led by a team of master’s level students and overseen by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Appointment 1: This appointment will be 2 hours and will include a series of observations and assessments of your child’s communication, play, and related skills, like imitation.
Appointments 2-6: Two weeks after the initial assessment, you will have weekly 1-hour appointments. Graduate students will work directly with your child to promote communication and engagement and then spend time training you to use similar strategies.
Virtual Meetings: Between appointments, we offer optional online meetings (or phone appointment) to check in and discuss any questions you may have.
Kindergarten Readiness Summer Camp
Provide your child the opportunity to learn at K-Ready Camp. Designed for children age 4 to 6, campers learn kindergarten-readiness and friendship skills in an inclusive, diverse, and supportive environment. Applied Behavioral Analysis graduate students and UK College of Education faculty, including a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, oversee camp. Camp provides an opportunity for learning during age-appropriate activities, using the principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis. Children take part in a variety of small-group activities such as art, snack, reading, and more. Information about Summer 2022 K-Ready Camp will be posted here soon.