Our Approach


 LEAPS provides individualized behavioral therapy based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in your child’s home, school, or community. We use methods and strategies that have been scientifically proven to benefit children with social, communication, and behavioral challenges, including autism. We work closely with you and your child to ensure the highest quality of care. Our Behavior Analysts utilize a variety of assessment measure to ensure we identify all deficits areas to ensure effective programming for your child.

LEAPS provides intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders, problem behaviors, or related challenges. Based on your child’s specific needs, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will develop an individualized treatment plan. An ABA Behavior Technician will then work one-on-one with your child to implement the therapy and collect data on your child’s progress. The BCBA will continually assess the results of treatment and update the plan as your child progresses. We will also teach you how to use the same strategies so you can continue to support your child’s development when you are together


LEAPS offers an array of assessments including: Functional Behavior Assessment • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) • Assessment of Basic Language and Learning (ABLLS-R) • Verbal Behavior Milestone Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) • Developmental checklists such as the Hawaii Early Learning Profile (HELP) • Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales • Promoting Emergence of Advanced Knowledge (PEAK) • Test of Pragmatic Language and more…….


Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) incorporates strategies that have been proven effective for helping children.  Using the process outlined below, we create a treatment program that is individualized to your child and tailored to the needs of your family. We incorporate various treatment methodologies tailored to your child’s individual needs.

Discrete Trial Training (DTT) is a one-to-one instructional approach used to teach skills in a planned, controlled, and systematic manner. DTT is used when a learner needs to learn a skill best taught in small repeated steps.

Functional communication training (FCT) is the process of teaching meaningful and functional communication in a natural way to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disorders.

Functional communication training is largely used to help ABA practitioners teach children with ASD replace difficult behaviors with suitable communication that’s socially acceptable. Often referred to as a positive behavior support intervention, FCT is a highly practical therapy that teaches children to communicate properly when asking for the things they need in their daily lives.

Natural Environment Training (NET) as an instructional technique, is less structured than DTT, and involves presenting programming targets within more natural contexts, such as during play or typical daily activities.

Pivotal Response Training (PRT) is a naturalistic behavioral intervention developed to facilitate stimulus and response generalization, increase spontaneity, reduce prompt dependency, and increase motivation while still relying on the principles of applied behavior analysis.

Reciprocal Imitation Training (RIT) is a naturalistic behavioral intervention that teaches imitation to children with autism spectrum disorder within a social-communicative context. It was developed to teach spontaneous imitation skills in a play environment. RIT is designed to encourage mutual or reciprocal imitation of play actions between a therapist/parent and child.

Verbal Behavior (VB) Training focuses on motivating the learner to use language by connecting words with their purposes and creating opportunities to use words. The goal is to teach the learner that using words appropriately helps them obtain needed and desired objects, people and activities, make meaningful comments and reciprocally communicate rather than simply labeling objects.


  • Functional Behavior Assessment
  • Individualized Treatment Plan and Progress Updates
  • Tailored, 1:1 ABA treatment provided in the child’s home, school, and/or community
  • Comprehensive curriculum targeting improvement in communication, socialization, self-help, academics, and reductions in maladaptive behaviors
  • Parent training and collaboration
  • Collaboration and consultation with other service providers
  • Generalization and Maintenance Programming
  • Exit and discharge planning/monitoring when needed