The Pilot Program at The Johnson Center is a preschool preparatory program for children ages 2-6. The aim of this inclusion program is to increase school readiness and provide families with access to quality behavioral services in a clinic setting at an affordable price.
The Pilot Program consists of 20 hours a week of quality intervention provided by a lead teacher, trained therapists, and supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. All services occur on-site in order to provide access to age and program-appropriate toys and stimuli, frequent opportunities for supervision and training, and as social opportunities with the other children in the program. Parent training and home goals are also included as part of the team meetings.
The program is structured and scheduled in order to maximize a child’s learning opportunities during their time at The Johnson Center. There are designated times for learning new skills, expanding and increasing language, and interacting with peers. Using ABA techniques, the staff members in the Pilot Program teach a variety of skills including self-help, gross motor, fine motor, speech, language, listening skills, school readiness, social interactions, and play. All of the goals are individualized to each child’s unique needs.
The program is implemented by therapists trained at The Johnson Center, and are supervised by Amanda Tami, BCBA (Board-Certified Behavioral Analyst). We also incorporates parental input regarding programming goals by conducting intake meetings with the parents and the BCBA. These meetings create an opportunity for everyone to receive training, ask questions, and address any parental concerns regarding behavior and progress outside of The Johnson Center.