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Hampton Public School
Hampton, NJ 08827
(908)537-4101



 
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HAMPTON PUBLIC SCHOOL

FULL DAY AUTISM PROGRAM

Hampton Public School provides a full day ABA autism class for students in preschool through 3rd grade.  (We will be aging up with our current students.)

WHAT IS ABA:

ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) is the science based on human behavior where trained therapists aim to improve socially important behavior by using interventions based on principles of learning theory and have been evaluated in experiments using reliable and objective measurement. ABA methods are intended to support persons with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) in many ways.

ABA is the endorsed for the treatment of autism by the Surgeon General.

GOALS OF ABA:

         To increase desired behaviors (e.g. to increase on-task behavior, or social interactions) and to teach new skills (e.g., life skills, communication skills, or social skills);

         To maintain behaviors that have been taught (e.g., self control and self monitoring procedures to maintain and generalize job-related social skills);

         To generalize/transfer behavior from one situation or response to another (e.g., from completing assignments in the resource room to performing as well in the mainstream classroom);

         To restrict or narrow conditions under which interfering or maladaptive behaviors occur (e.g., modifying the learning environment); and

         To decrease interfering/maladaptive behaviors (e.g., self injury or stereotypy).

WHAT WE USE TO ASSESS OUR STUDENTS:

At Hampton Public School we use the VB-Mapp assessment by Mark Sundberg, Ph.D.  The VB-Mapp is based on B.F. Skinner’s verbal behavior, developmental milestones, and field test data from typically developing children, children with other disabilities and children with autism.  There are over 900 skills in the task analysis that are developmentally balanced and sequenced.  Once we have completed the assessment we are able to develop ABA programs by analyzing the data we have collected.  VB-Mapp allows us to formulate programming for effective individualized language, social skills and learning curriculum.  Students will be assessed bi-yearly.

 

WHAT WE OFFER

         We provide our students with a 1 to 1 ratio

         We train our aides in ABA and deliver direct instruction to our students all day

         We are a data driven program, we take daily data and evaluate the information collected and make changes as the data directs

         We provide individualized programming for each student as their assessment identifies the skills needed

         We train for generalization/maintenance on all programs

         We provide daily communication logs outlining the students day, programs and activities

         We are able to provide peer interaction, modeling and social skills using our students in general education classrooms.

         We strive for inclusion in general education classrooms and for meals, student permitting

 

REBECCA BORTMAN – TEACHER

Rebecca came to Hampton Public School from the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center where she had the privilege of being trained in ABA at a University Research Program.  She was employed four years at the DDDC before coming to Hampton.  Rebecca has also worked in home environments using ABA for students on the Spectrum.  In addition to working at Hampton, Rebecca runs a Social Skills Program, using typical children as models, for her clients with autism.  This program enables clients to increase their social skills.

Rebecca graduated from Rutgers University, Graduate School of Education with a degree in Learning, Cognition and Memory.  She completed coursework for the BCBA exam and is in the process of completing her supervision hours. 

 

 

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