Benchmark Behavioral Solutions uses ABA to teach children with Autism social skills, daily living skills, academics, and functional communication.

About

Benchmark Behavioral Solutions provides effective and individualized consultation, training, assessment, and direct services to parents and schools who support children with a wide variety of behavioral needs and diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD), Down's Syndrom, Reactive Attachment (RAD), and others. 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. Our goal is to teach appropriate skills which will reduce interfering problem behaviors by making them ineffective, inefficient, and irrelevant.


BenchmarkABA relies on contemporary peer reviewed research and empirically validated methods to deliver ABA services to children with Autism

Reliance on contemporary peer reviewed research and empirically validated methods

BenchmarkABA focuses on collaboration and communication, describing problems in objective and measurable terms to deliver ABA services to children with Autism

Focus on collaboration and communication, describing problems in objective and measurable terms

BenchmarkABA targets socially significant behavior to improve the quality of life for the child, family, and community to deliver ABA services to children with Autism

Target socially significant behavior to improve the quality of life for the child, family, and community

BenchmarkABA uses data collection and data driven decision making: continually reevaluating interventions and outcomes to deliver ABA services to children with Autism

Data collection and data driven decision making: continually reevaluating interventions and outcomes

BenchmarkABA utilizes methods that promote generalization of skills to different people and settings to deliver ABA services to children with Autism

Utilization of methods that promote generalization of skills to different people and settings

Skills We Teach

BenchmarkABA believes that in order to reduce a problem behavior, you have to teach the appropriate alternative. As such, we have a strong emphasis and focus on using positive reinforcement for skill building.


ABA to teach children with Autism Daily Living Skills (ADLS)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.


ABA to teach children with Autism Functional CommunicationLanguage/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.


ABA to teach children with Autism AcademicsAcademics could include pre academic skills like identifying colors, number, shapes, letters, or being able to rote count. For older students, this may also include skills required to stay on task or doing your homework.


ABA to teach children with Autism Social SkillsSocial 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.


Vocational and Community Skills are the skills required to maintain employment.


Our Approach

  • Reliance on contemporary peer reviewed research and empirically validated methods.
  • Focus on collaboration and communication. Describe problems in objective and measurable terms.
  • 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.

Service Areas

BenchmarkABA is based out of Adams, MA. We provide services in the following counties:


Massachusetts Vermont New York
  • Berkshire County
  • Franklin County
  • Hampshire County
  • Bennington County
  • Rutland County
  • Rensselaer County
  • Columbia County

Hours

Benchmark Behavioral Solutions does not hold normal business hours. Most families receive in home supports as early as 7am and late as 8pm Monday through Friday. Some families elect to have additional sessions on the weekends as well.


Therapy sessions or visits to our office are by appointment only.