Improving quality of life for the differently abled Children & Adults


Lauren’s Institute for Education (LIFE) offers Behavioral Programming and Support (BPS).  This department is designed to provide our consumers with 1:1 intensive Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy to address socially significant skill deficits and maladaptive behaviors. Our licensed Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) are highly trained in developing collaborative, all-inclusive, evidenced based ABA programs using a consumer centered approach. For the consumers who use our 1:1 ABA services, LIFE uses an online system to collect data and monitor consumer’s progress.

By utilizing scientifically validated behavior analytic principals, while maintaining the mission and vision of the organization, we hope to bring a humanistic approach to applied behavioral analysis.

The BPS team supports consumers who qualify under:

  • DDD Early Childhood Autism Intensive Intervention program (ECA),
  • Out-of-Network ABA therapy via private insurance, and
  • Private pay consultation services.

Our services include, but are not limited to:

Assessment and Treatment Plan Creation

Assessment Tools

Assessment of Basic Language and Learning – Revised (ABLLS-R)

Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS)
Verbal Behavior – Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP)
General Skills Assessment
Behavioral Assessment
Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA)
Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP)

Essentials for Living



Treatment Plans

Recommended functional outcomes/program development

ABA classroom strategies

Staff training/coaching

Inclusion strategies

Positive behavior support

Transitional support

Family training/coaching

Data analysis
Program updates

Environmental modifications

Social skill development

Behavior plans

Implementation Strategies
Incidental teaching
Discrete trial teaching (DTT)
Natural environment teaching (NET)
Functional communication training (FCT)



Consultation Services
Individualized Education Plan (IEP) assistance

Behavior plans

Parent training

Treatment plan development

Managing problem behaviors
Parent Training

Lauren’s Institute for Education has also recently launched a pilot group parent training program in which important topics relating to autism and the principles of ABA will be discussed by BCBAs one Saturday a month. These topics will include, but are not limited to:


  • What is ABA?
  • Pairing and instructional control
  • Functions of behavior
  • Functional communication
  • Increasing desired behaviors
  • Reinforcer effectiveness
  • Prompting
  • Visuals
  • Shaping/Chaining/ImitationFor more information please contact:

Kathleen Walsh, MT-BC, M.Ed., BCBA
480-621-8361 ext. 110


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