Benchmark Behavioral Solutions provides effective and individualized consultation, training, assessment, and direct services to parents and schools who support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).


We use proven concepts firmly rooted in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to target the wide spectrum of behaviors that act as barriers to a child's success. We believe that in order to reduce problem behavior, you have to teach the appropriate replacement. As such, we have a strong emphasis and focus on using positive reinforcement for skill building.


Our goal is to teach appropriate skills which will reduce interfering problem behaviors by making them ineffective, inefficient, and irrelevant.

Skills We Teach

Dressing and Grooming

Children using social skills to pretend play dress up

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)are generally referred to as the skills needed to prepare yourself for the day. These skills may include: dressing, hand washing, toileting, grooming, doing laundry, cleaning rooms, and cleaning dishes. Each activity can be broken down into more manageable and teachable steps.

Communication

Children working at a table completing homework

Language/Communication includes: requesting, labeling, verbally imitating, or basic conversation skills. Not all communication is vocal, Benchmark is also experienced in various augmented methods such as: Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Sign Language, BigMacs, and CheapTalks.

Social Skills

Social skills

Social Skills, Play, and Leisure Skills generally refer to those skills required to have meaningful interaction with people and toys. Benchmark places a big emphasis on appropriate social skills training. We use several curriculum and assessment to appropriately teach social, play, and leisure skills.

Functional Living & Vocational

Mom helping son select groceries at the grocery store while on a community outing

Skills required to function independently in life such as grocery shopping, balancing a checkbook, telling time, keeping an agenda, and others. As well as, skills needed to be successful at a place of employment.

Approach

  • Reliance on contemporary peer reviewed research and empirically validated methods.
  • Focus on collaboration and communication.
  • Target socially significant behavior to improve the quality of life for the child, family, and community.
  • Data collection and data driven decision making: review then revise with frequent assessments and supervision.
  • Utilization of methods that promote generalization of skills to different people and settings.

Child reading