Toddler Program

AHFA’s Toddler Group is a comprehensive early intervention program that enhances children’s learning and development through parent involvement, group activities, systematic instruction, and structuring of the natural environment to promote learning opportunities. This group offers an individualized curricula based on evidence based practices in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and is designed to facilitate language development, play skills, and social learning opportunities. Throughout their day, children will have ample opportunities to play, explore new toys, participate in group activities, develop imitation and language skills, and socialize with peers. Children will benefit from a low adult child ratio, with much of the day including 1:1 facilitation of skills from a certified Registered Behavior Technician©.  The program provides support and resources to assist family members and caregivers with coaching in the natural environment and training on ABA principles and methodologies. Weekly parent participation is required.

To apply for the toddler program, please submit your information through our contact form.

Additionally, you can call us at +1 (503)-244-4083.

Parent Requirements:

Early intervention research indicates that parental involvement is key. For acceptance to this program, parents and/or caregivers must commit to monthly 1 hour trainings, completion of home assignments, and data collection. Attendance to training sessions can be fulfilled by parents or caregivers (to include but not limited to: babysitters, grandparents, or other relatives that may spend time with the child). An 80% attendance rate is required to continue participation in the program.

 

Daily Schedule:

9:00-9:30 Natural Environment Training
This time will incorporate Pivotal Response Training to develop communication, language, play, and social behaviors and incidental teaching to increase communication and generalization. 
Staff Requirement: 1:1 ratio

9:30-10:00 Circle Time and Group Games
During this time, we will focus on staying in a designated area with the group, moving with group, following 1-step instructions and routines within the context of the group, responding to group instructions, and joint attention through the context of familiar songs, rhymes, books, and group games.
Staff Requirement: 1:1


10:00-10:30 Bathroom and Snack Time
Snack time will be an opportunity to develop communication, language, and social behaviors, as well as work on adaptive skills such as feeding self, using utensils, cleaning up, and drinking out of a cup. 
Staff Requirement: 2:1 

10:30-11:30 One to One Sessions
This time will focus on acquiring new skills using Discrete Trial Training, as well as focus on language and imitation training. 
Staff Requirement: 1:1
        
11:30-12:00 Natural Environment Teaching
This time will incorporate Pivotal Response Training to develop communication, language, play, and social behaviors and incidental teaching to increase communication and generalization. 
Staff Requirement: 1:1 

Parent Coaching & Participation is required for this group