We take a Heart-Centered approach to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Our unique approach supports our clients evolving into their greatest potential.

We collaborate closely with you (the family), along with behaviorists, caregivers, teachers, and other support providers, to help our clients move through whatever has been in the way of them achieving their goals.

Our Process

01. Assessment
The initial assessment process takes approximately 15 hours, usually over the course of two months.

Behavior Assessment: We’ll observe and interact with the client and their parent(s), caregiver(s), teachers, etc. to get a complete picture of their behavioral challenges and skills deficits.

Behavioral Support Plan:
We’ll create a guide for caregivers in working with the client’s challenging behaviors and skill deficits.

02. Treatment
Our clients receive services for anywhere from six months to several years, depending on the nature and severity of the challenges they experience.

Treatment plans are created in a heart-centered way. The plan includes resources for the client and their family based on the information discovered during the assessment process, a focus on the individual client’s goals. A treatment plan will include both behavior reduction and skill acquisition goals.

We look at the behavior in the context of the whole environment or family system.
We explore what happens before and after, and how the client is able to communicate their needs. We focus on behaviors that will improve the overall quality of life for our clients.

We believe that all behavior is communication.
We strive to find the hidden messages and gems underneath the most challenging behaviors to further evolve our heart-centered approach.

We teach functional skills to help with any areas of challenge our clients possess.
We focus specifically on communication, social skills, and daily living skills. All treatment plans are tailored to the specific needs of the client and their family culture.

Collaboration is essential.
Parents and caregivers are learning how to best support their child and how to find harmony in the home through every step of the treatment process.

After the initial assessment, a tutor is matched with the client and family.
The tutor will be the guiding support, incorporating the treatment goals into every session.

Fun is the name of the game when it comes to learning.
All our treatment is designed to be enjoyable for the whole family. By building strong relationships, we strive to make all learning a fun game that our clients and families can enjoy as they face their challenges and grow.

We facilitate the client’s independence and evaluate the progress of the treatment periodically to determine the most effective course forward.

Our Client Programs

We foster a community of caregivers and clients by offering unique programs such as our local talent shows, social learning groups, and a client shop.

A young boy sitting in a chair on an outdoor stage next to an adult
Two men stacking giant jenga pieces outdoors on the grass
A photo of a man in a tie dye hoodie on an outdoor stage presenting a mountain painting
“There’s much to reflect upon regarding my experience with Bridging Worlds: too much for this page, or the average attention span. This is because working here is a process of unfolding, of continual discovery, both of our clients and our own worlds—indeed, of our understanding of humanity. We’re not in these families’ lives to “fix” anything. Only to “clear the mist” of communication between people, whilst remembering that communication occurs in so many forms, beyond words. To bring to light the worlds of those whose experience would otherwise be left in the dark, is a gift to us all.”
– Buckminster Barrett, Behavioral Consultant

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Still have questions about our services?

See our Frequently Asked Questions or get in touch via our contact form.

For example: 

If the client is nonverbal we might work on expanding their communication skills to include gestures or pictures.

If the client is overstimulated in the grocery store, goals might include short trips to the store with ways to self-regulate.