Behavior Support Services (BSS) focuses on helping children reach their full potential. We incorporate structured and play-based procedures founded on Applied Behavior Analysis to help promote children's skills. All of the procedures that we use are empirically validated and data-based. We work with families to develop age-appropriate and team-developed goals that will help children display progress with functional communication and decreases in inappropriate behaviors. Treatment goals also focus on increasing children's play and self-help skills.
Dr. Carpenter earned his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University in Applied Developmental Psychology, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He has over two decades of professional experience serving children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Dr. Carpenter 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. His primary research relates to promoting functional communication and social behaviors in children with autism.
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