Academic Support Program

Individuals with Autism and other related disabilities tend to have maladaptive behavior that impedes their educational development. Here at The Olive Branch, we recognize the difficulties that these individuals have in academic settings, so we are proud and thrilled to offer an academic support program for our school-aged clients.

Utilizing the Wyoming Virtual Academy (WYVA), a program powered by K12, we are able to provide a classroom environment for learners that need the extra help. By using this program, not only does the child receive everything that they will need for their courses, but they will also receive a courtesy laptop and printer at no cost, if requested. Here are a few other perks of using the WVA program:

  • Wyoming Virtual Academy is a fully accredited program that is accepted by any school district.

 

  • The ability to assign a “learning coach” for the student, an individual that will mentor the student through the courses, quizzes, tests, and live classes. This individual can be the guardian or a trusted adult. While at the clinic, the therapist that works with the student will act as the learning coach.

 

  • A customized curriculum that is determined by the child’s grade level and standardized testing and may be further customized and adjusted by the use of an IEP or 504 plan.

 

  • A simple yet intuitive website where the child has one login to complete schoolwork and another login for parents to observe school progress and make changes to student’s schedule to incorporate vacation days, sick days, and adjust the number of lessons their child has per day.

 

  • A flexible balance between independent courses where the child can demonstrate their knowledge and live classes where they will be with other students receiving help and instructions by WYVA teachers.

 

  • A team of educators from WYVA that stay in contact with guardians, learning coaches, and the School Administrator from The Olive Branch to keep open communication about the student’s progress and share ideas on how to better help them.

 

 

With the help from our School Coordinator, Mirinda McMillen, the Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) that works with our students and act as their learning coach will provide one-on-one therapy as they navigate the school day. This collaboration of ABA therapy, individualized curriculum, and one-on-one interaction aid in the reduction of maladaptive behavior during academics and promotes positive behavior in its place.

 

The goal of our ABA academic support program is to give the student the tools necessary to integrate back into the general classroom while furthering their academic achievements. If you have any questions about this program or feel that your child would benefit from this ambitious program, please do not hesitate to contact us at school@tobatherapy.com and we can set up a time to discuss the many options available!

 

 

In Home ABA Therapy

The Olive Branch offers in-home services by Board Certified Behavior Analysist (BCBA) Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) and Behavioral Technicians (BTs) with one-on-one sessions. All RBTs and BTs provide therapy under the supervision of a BCBA. The Olive Branch’s home-based services also include training and collaboration with parents, families, caregivers, and support professionals to aid in the generalization into multiple environments.

Each behavior plan is unique and individualized! Individuals with disabilities can have difficulties with daily routine in the home. Examples of these difficulties can include but are not limited to: meals, playtime, communication, socialization, transitions, rigidities, self-care, adaptive skills, interacting with siblings, riding in a vehicle, behavior that impedes academics, and outings into the community.

The Olive Branch can also facilitate a hybrid program consisting of both in-home and center based therapy programs.

Center Based ABA Therapy

Are you looking for center based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy? The Olive Branch Autism Center is an experienced and reliable provider of center based ABA therapy.

At The Olive Branch Autism Center, we provide intensive ABA center-based services for clients with autism and related disabilities. Our center-based services are administered by Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) and trained Behavior Technicians (BTs) with one-on-one sessions under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). The Olive Branch’s center-based services also include training and collaboration with parents, families, caregivers, and support professionals to aid in generalization into multiple environments.

Our center is specifically designed to support ABA therapy the Olive Branch way providing structured learning as well as unstructured natural environment learning. Our unique mentally stimulating environment offers a multitude of preferred activities for all ages which function as reinforcement for desired behavior. This will ultimately translate to the increased frequency of desired behavior and the reduction of maladaptive behavior.

Our center includes:

  • Grocery store
  • Art room
  • Sensory room
  • STEM room
  • Computer lab
  • Reading/Library room
  • 3 Pretend/Imaginary play rooms
  • Gaming systems
  • Basketball
  • Foosball
  • Air Hockey
  • Classrooms
  • Ball pit
  • Trampoline
  • Playhouse
  • Arcade​
  • Game room

Center-based therapy is not limited to the clinical setting:

Weekly outings and activities with support staff
In-home assistance with daily routines
Transition assistance (starting school, relocation, routine/schedule changes, changes in family dynamics, etc.)
Sibling nights
When behavior impedes academics