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
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
interfering/maladaptive behaviors (e.g., self injury or
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
VB-Mapp allows us to formulate programming for effective
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
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
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
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
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.