Automaticity, Inc. was established to provide services to children with disabilities and their families. For years, we have been providing a myriad of services to communities in South Florida.  Our staff is diverse, speaks different languages and is familiar with cultures here in South Florida.  We specialize in providing therapeutic services to individuals of all ages and different disabilities. Our services range from crisis management to language acquisition. 
Take a moment to explore the different services that we provide by clicking on one of the pictures below to learn more about how we provide children and adults with a variety of different skills.  Please contact us so we can help you open up a new world for your loved one.


Services
Functional Assessment
Automaticity, Inc. offers scientifically-validated techniques for assessing problem behaviors.  These techniques range from interviews and observations to interactions with your child to determine what is maintaining his/her behavior. Through the use of these techniques, the behavior analyst is able to gather information that is critical in the development of a treatment plan for your child. 
What typically happens during a functional assessment? A functional assessment is a two to three hours service that involves interviewing the child’s parent(s) about the day-to-day experiences their child may encounter.  For example, the parent may be asked questions pertaining to his/her child are sleeping patterns, daily schedule, and typically responses throughout the day.  Moreover, the behavior analyst will observe the child interact with other family members during activities in which the problem behavior is more likely to occur. 

Crisis Management
Automaticity, Inc. has been working with individuals with behavior challenges for many years, throughout this time; we have developed a strong understanding for the events that create and deescalate crisis situations.  To help parents and caretakers deal with these difficult circumstances, we trained all of our staff in the use of crisis management techniques.  The curriculum that we teach our staff is called Professional Crisis Management system (PCM), this methodology was developed by a team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts for use by educators and human service providers who understand the need for clinically focused crisis management services. PCM is an advanced, behavioral, competency based, crisis management system, structured to ensure successful prevention and intervention with maximum safety, increased dignity and maximum effectiveness.  Here at Automaticity, Inc. we have several staff that have been trained as PCM instructors and certified by the organization that developed PCM, the Professional Crisis Management Association (PCMA).  For more information on the crisis management system, please read more or visit their website at www.pcma.com. To learn more about approach to PCM and how we use it in our treatment packages and any classes that may be available to you, please click below.
Parent Training
Automaticity, Inc. strives to be a resource to families by equipping them with critical strategies in behavior modification.
We provide training on a wide assortment of concepts.  All trainings are structured so that lay individuals can understand and correctly implement techniques used in the applied field.

Behavior Management
Automaticity, Inc.’s highly-trained behavior analysts specialize in the reduction of problem behaviors.  We believe that all problem behaviors can be reduced by strategically changing the events that are sustaining them.  Through the use of robust behavior-analytic technologies, our team of behavior analysts can increase adaptive, socially-appropriate behaviors, while simultaneously reducing problem behaviors.
What should I expect from behavior management services?  The first step to reducing problem behaviors is to conduct a functional assessment. This will allow the behavior analyst to identify the events that are maintaining your child’s behavior.  A comprehensive behavior plan will then be developed to change the interactions your child usually encounters as well as teach your child to engage in other 
Supervision
Automaticity, Inc. has developed an internship program to edify eager students on the principles of behavior analysis. In addition to meeting the field experience requirements for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), this program will provide students will the tools they need to become successful certified behavior analysts. Supervision meetings will be provided on a bi-weekly basis by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in the setting in which treatment is being provided.
What will I learn during supervision meetings? Meetings will target content areas from the BACB Third Edition Task list (for more information visit www.bacb.com). Interns will not only receive feedback on therapy session, but they will also learn about functional assessment, data collection, and behavior program development, to name a few.  

Verbal Behavior
Automaticity, Inc. understands that language is a critical means by which children communicate their wants and needs. Moreover, deficiencies in communication are typically the reason for variety of problem behaviors. Verbal behavior (VB) therapy is designed to increase communication and is based on  Skinner’s 1957 analysis of verbal behavior, which focuses on teaching and reinforcing speech, along with other skills.
What can I expect from verbal behavior therapy? The overall goal of verbal behavior training is for your child to learn the connection between words and his/her environment, in other words, that words can impact their environment and give them access to the things s/he wants.  Requesting is one of the first verbal skills taught during VB therapy sessions. However, before training , all
Skill Acquisition
At Automaticity, Inc., we believe that every child has the potential to reach endless possibilities, and at the core of Automaticity’s mission is to help every child reach their highest potential.   Skill acquisition training focuses on equipping children with the skills they need to succeed in their day-to-day life through the use of behavior-analytic techniques.  These skills can include, but are not limited to, tooth brushing, toileting, eating, dressing, and completing homework. 
How do you select which skills my child needs to work on? Each child will be assessed using the ABLLS-R (the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills), which allows the behavior analyst to pinpoint deficiencies in language, academic, self-help, and motor skills. An individualized curriculum will be derived from the results of this assessment, which will target the specific needs of your child. Once skill training has begun, a certified behavior analyst will closely monitor your child’s progress and will make treatment decisions to optimize your child’s progress.

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  What happens after the functional assessment is completed? Once the behavior analyst has captured a complete picture of the problem behavior, an assessment summary will be written, which will provide detailed information from all the assessment tools as well as recommendations for service.  The family will be then contacted with results from the assessment. A copy of the assessment summary can be provided at the parent’s request.
Who conducts the functional assessment?  All assessments are completed by Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts and Board Certified Behavior Analysts. 

behavior that will meet their needs in a more adaptive way.  Upon implementation, a behavior analyst will work closely with your family to ensure that your child’s treatment plan to running at its fullest potential.  A data collection system will be put into place, which will track the number of times your child engaged in the problem behavior.  This system will enable the behavior analyst to monitor your child’s progress on a weekly basis. 

receive feedback on therapy session, but they will also learn about functional assessment, data collection, and behavior program development, to name a few. 
When should I begin supervision? Supervision may begin at any time after you begin the required behavior-analytic course sequence required by the BACB. One thousand hours of supervised experience must be obtained, from which 50 hours must be acquired in direct supervision. Fieldwork hours cannot exceed more than 30 hours a week, but must be at least 10 hours a week for 3 weeks per month.

can begin children undergo an extensive assessment process, which will enable the behavior analyst to identify the areas that are in most need of training. 
How often will my child have to attend therapy?  Every child is unique and will require a different treatment plan.  However, the schedule for therapy can be arranged to best fit the child and his/her family’s schedule.

Tutoring Program
At Automaticity, we are devoted to the academic success of your child. In order to help your child reach their highest potential, Automaticity has developed a tutoring program. This tutoring program is intended for mainstream, college bound, and special needs children. Main Stream and College bound children will benefit from this tutoring program, due to our approach using Personalized System of Instruction, Self- Management, and Fluency Training in all subjects e.g., math, reading, and science in preparation for college.  Special needs children will receive further behavioral, language, and/academic programming tailored to meet their individual needs. Tutoring sessions for all in our program will be held 1:1 with a trained therapist and supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Our goal is to work together in conjunction with your child’s school to maximize educational outcomes for your child. Services are available at school, home, or in both settings.