In Home – Miya, 5 years old

Sam, Miya’s STE Behavior Technician (BT), greets Miya at her door, ready to start today’s session. When she walks in and sits down with Miya to play with racecars, Sam sees that Miya has mastered the play and ask skills that they had implemented yesterday. She notes Miya’s success on her tablet, which she uses to track Miya’s progress throughout each session. At the end of their session, Sam stores the session materials in the bin until the next time they are together. This keeps the materials intact, and Miya is always excited to play with Sam and “open the treasure chest!”

Session by session, Sam carries out the behavior plan specifically tailored for Miya by her Clinical Director (CD) and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Shane. Following Shane’s multiple-week evaluation of Miya to assess her potential areas of growth and existing strengths, both Sam and Shane are ready to make changes to Miya’s program on a minute-to-minute basis to best meet her needs.

In School—Jay, 12 years old

Devin, Jay’s BT, meets him on the front steps of his school ready to support Jay throughout the entirety of his classes. Before Devin, Jay always had difficulty focusing in class and found it hard to effectively communicate with his teachers, so he often didn’t speak up. Now, after weeks of work with Devin, Jay finds himself successfully completing all the work that his classmates do; he even participates more frequently in classroom activities!

Devin and Tracy, the Clinical Director, actively coordinate care with the paraprofessionals, teachers, and administrators at Jay’s school to ensure that he gets the best care and attention possible for him to succeed in his academic environment.

In Center—Yadira, 2 years old

Yadira walks into the STE Oakland Center and sees Peter, her Behavior Technician, who greets her with a high-five and a smile. In the play area, she sees her friends, Jill and Anthony, each in the middle of their sessions with their BTs. Yadira loves coming to the Center because there are always toys and other kids to have fun with!

Yadira’s parents opted to bring her to the STE Center because it provides ample opportunities to develop her social skills with other children. They also love that there are always attentive Behavior Technicians, Clinical Directors and other STE staff present that can collaborate on each session and make changes to Yadira’s treatment plan when needed.

In Community—Kyle 8 years old

It’s Thursday after school, and that means it’s time for gymnastics practice! Kyle sits in class next to Trent, his BT, ready to listen to the instructor to find out what activities are planned for that day. Working with Trent, his peers, and his coach at practice is perfect for Kyle. The gymnastics class provides so many opportunities for Kyle to use the social skills that he had been practicing with Trent in his afternoon sessions earlier that same week.

Having Trent present for Kyle’s gymnastics practice allows his coach to successfully lead Kyle and his teammates in each of the activities and also provides Kyle with the extra attention he needs in order to be the best gymnast he can be!