Special Learning Partners with Dr. James Partington to Develop Autism Solutions

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Special Learning, Inc. has partnered with Dr. James Partington, a renowned expert and pioneer in the area of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior (VB), to develop innovative and highly-effective evidence-based training solutions for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 09, 2011

Special Learning, Inc., an online comprehensive autism solutions company, today announced its collaboration with Dr. James Partington of Partington Behavior Analyst (http://www.partingtonbehavioranalysts.com), a pioneer in the area of Applied Behavior Analysis, Verbal Behavior and the creator of The ABLLS-R, a comprehensive assessment tool, curriculum guide, and skills-tracking system used to help teach language and critical skills to children with autism or other developmental disabilities.

One of the most common deficits in individuals with autism is delay in communication and other language skills. This is one of the main factors that prevent individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from mainstreaming into a typical classroom setting and ultimately integrating into mainstream society. Verbal Behavior uses evidence-based interventions based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to teach critical skills to help individuals with ASD improve their chances of leading a more fulfilling and independent life.

Through this partnership, Special Learning and Partington Behavior Analysts will explore opportunities to leverage current and emerging technology to develop products and solutions to make ABA and VB accessible to people across the globe. Special Learning and Partington Behavior Analyst are very excited about this collaboration and look forward to developing solutions that positively impact the lives of people with autism spectrum disorder.

About Dr. James W. Partington, BCBA-D

Dr. James W. Partington is the founder of ABLLS-R, a system of learning that pioneered the inclusion of verbal behavior into applied behavior analysis. He has over 35 years of experience working with children with autism and developmental disabilities and has traveled across the globe to train and educate parents, educators, and providers on his highly effective methods. He is a Doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA- D) and a highly sought-after authority in his field.

About Partington Behavior Analyst (http://www.partingtonbehavioranalysts.com)

Partington Behavior Analysts provides high-quality, effective intervention and educational services for children with autism and other language and developmental delays. The Company was founded by Dr. James W. Partington, a world-renowned expert in the area of autism. Partington Behavior Analysts works with and trains parents, teachers, and other professionals who regularly interact with children on the autism spectrum.

About Special Learning (https://special-learning.com)

Special Learning is dedicated to becoming the global leader for autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) solutions by leveraging technology to offer every person diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) attain an abundant and fulfilling life. Through their comprehensive information and resource portal, Special Learning provides the global autism community with a broad range of valuable resources, web-based & downloadable tools, ABA training & education products, and professional services designed to empower parents, teachers and providers so that they can help individuals with autism move up the skills spectrum intuitively, successfully and affordably.

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Being an RBT for me was extremely fun because where were you going to find a place where you can be completely silly without having to worry what people thought about you? This was the only job that made me feel like I could make a dramatic difference while being myself.

I also liked to be surrounded by people that had the same goals of wanting to help kids and the teamwork made the job much easier and more enjoyable.

Change and progress was the ultimate goal for our kiddos. The early intervention program was seriously only a miracle because I saw changes in the kiddos that from day one, you wouldn’t even recognize who they were.

Changes from being able to utter 3-4 words where they can only make a syllable from when they started, the behavior decreases in which kiddo that used to engage in 30-40 0 self-harm to only half, learning how to wait during games, table work where they use to swipe and drop to the floor if they had to.

My favorite was when the parents would tell us what amazing progress they were making at home. I used to tear up and felt for these parents so much because it was already difficult for them and now, they can trust and rely on ABA and the therapists knowing their goal was ours.

By Emma Rogers, BA, RBT

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