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SKILLS® for professionals

Skills® provides BCBAs and other professionals with everything they need to design and manage customized treatment plans for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In one easy-to-use program, Skills® enables professionals and agencies to provide uniform high-quality treatment, show measurable results, and maximize direct supervision time.

The Skills® Difference

Based upon decades of research on applied behavior analysis (ABA), Skills® identifies every skill a child needs across the entire range of human functioning, from infancy through adolescence.
The unique Skills® approach empowers professionals and agencies to:

Provide consistent high-quality treatment

  • Nearly 4,000 targeted lessons, from fundamentals to advanced, across eight areas of human functioning
  • Lessons for advanced skills, including Executive Function and Social Cognition
    (perspective-taking)
  • Customizable plans and activities to cover a diverse range of client needs
  • Direct links from assessment to lessons, ensuring no deficits are overlooked
  • Sharing capability, enabling collaboration among a child's entire treatment team
  • Effectiveness in treating additional disorders, including ADHD and others

Demonstrate meaningful progress to clients and insurance organizations

  • Instantly accessible reports, charts, and graphs for progress tracking
  • Lessons and activities based on decades of scientific research

Maximize supervision and therapy time

  • Automatically-generated progress reports and graphs for every lesson
  • Language curriculum organized by verbal behavior categories
  • Age-appropriate assessment and plans that advance with the child each year,eliminating the need for additional programs
  • Skills® BIP Builder to efficiently design effective Behavior Intervention Plans for challenging behavior Learn more
  • Multiple clients on a single platform, enabling easy file access and better organization
  • Smart search to quickly find appropriate lessons to fit each child's needs

How Skills® works

Skills® is intuitive and comprehensive, making it easy to create and
implement effective, evidence-based treatment plans for every child.

Step
1

Start assessment

Answer a series of questions to identify the child's skill level across all areas of development.

Step
2

Build a treatment plan

Based on the assessment, Skills® creates an individualized pool of activities. Add your desired activities to the treatment plan by checking the boxes. You are in control of designing the plan.

Step
3

Start treatment

Implement your plan and measure its effectiveness with extensive automatically-generated progress-tracking reports and graphs.

Included with activities:

  • Developmental milestones
  • Guidance for setting up materials
  • Supplemental worksheets
  • Sample videos of the treatment in action
  • Natural environment ideas

Comprehensive Curricula

The unique set of Skills® curricula identifies eight distinct areas of human functioning:

Social interactions and relationship building, as well as social language skills and self-esteem

motor

Visual, oral, and motor skills a child needs to communicate effectively, participate in play and daily living activities, and succeed academically

LANGUAGE

Ability to communicate effectively and understand others

adaptive

Ability to engage in daily living activities independently, from dressing and toileting to setting the table and shopping for groceries

play

Various forms of play, including interactive, independent, pretend, and computer play

executive functions

Goal-oriented behavior and
self-management, such as memory, attention, planning, self-awareness, flexibility, and problem solving

cognition

Perspective-taking skills or "Theory of Mind" (i.e., the ability to understand the mental states of oneself and others)

academic

Language arts and math skills, so a child can independently participate in assignments at school

The Skills® BIP Builder is the ultimate tool for efficiently designing effective behavior intervention plans for challenging behavior. Proven and safe, the Skills® BIP Builder uses evidence-based practices and emphasizes least-intrusive procedures.

With the Skills® BIP Builder, professionals can spend fewer hours creating plans and more hours doing what matters most—treating children.

Skills® LogBook is a comprehensive state-of-the-art mobile application that complements Skills® For Autism. It enables efficient and accurate real-time data collection during applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment, facilitates team communication, and provides instant progress tracking.

On the floor maximizing treatment time with your kiddo or in the office reporting progress to funding sources with one click, Skills® is your end-to-end online solution for skills acquisition and behavior reduction.

For High-Functioning Individuals

Skills® Advanced Cognition is a specialized tool for the design and implementation of advanced treatment plans to help higher-functioning individuals diagnosed within autism spectrum disorder reach their fullest potential.

  • Enriched Social Interactions
  • Increased Independence
  • Nurtured Genuine Friendships
  • Improved Planning & Organizational Skills

Research on
Skills® and ABA

The strategies in the Skills® curriculum are grounded on over 40 years of research on the use of ABA-based procedures for teaching skills to individuals with autism. The Skills® assessment has been shown to have excellent validity (Persicke et al., 2014) and the language subscale to have excellent reliability (Dixon, Tarbox, Najdowski, Wilke, & Granpeesheh, 2011).

Here is what professionals are saying about Skills®:

"This incredible online tool provides the most comprehensive curriculum that I have encountered in my 16 years of practice as a speech language pathologist and behavior analyst. The detailed lesson plans provide a systematic and developmentally appropriate approach to instruction, and the lesson plan tips are invaluable."
– Cathy B., Senior Clinical Supervisor, CCC-SLP, BCBA

"Skills® has made me a better consultant, as it helps me assess, guide, implement, and manage a unique curriculum that is completely individual to each of my clients. The comprehensive nature of the assessment means curricular targets are always matched to the child's needs, and progress is closely monitored over time in a simple and efficient manner. I would thoroughly recommend Skills® to any ABA provider."
– Evelyn C., BSc, MSc, BCBA, Consultant

"Skills® offers Minnesota Autism Center (MAC) clients a comprehensive assessment and treatment-planning tool above and beyond anything available nationwide. The online database format gives our clinical team easy access to our client information and allows for immediate updates. We are excited to see the dynamic progress our clients continue to make with Skills® as an addition to our program."
– Lindsay N., MA, LMFT, BCBA

SUPERVISION FOR PROFESSIONALS WORKING
TOWARD THEIR BCBA/BCaBA

We have BCBAs available to provide supervision, so professionals can incorporate Skills® into the fulfillment of their certification requirements.

BCBA/BCaBA supervision benefits:

  • One-to-one and small group supervision formats with an experienced clinician
  • Supportive supervisors offering professional guidance and support
  • Access to the extensive Skills® assessment and curriculum, with more than 4,000 lessons
  • Personally-tailored supervision matched to needs and interests
  • Supervision from home, work, or anywhere in the world through video chat and other online technology
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ONE-TO-ONE CONSULTATION

Our personalized sessions assist professionals in maximizing the
benefits of Skills® and integrating the program into their businesses.

Consultations include:

  • Tips for improving efficiency and fluency with the program
  • Guidance on customizing clients' treatment plans
  • Assistance with reporting and progress tracking
  • Help creating and managing IEPs
  • Consultation via video chat and other online technology
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