Services

Tikvah Center provides engaging and cutting-edge research-based services to individuals across all walks of life. Our services remain committed to adhering to our organizational values. Through our services we hope to show our strong value for community, connection, and compassion. Services are provided virtually, in the participants home, community, and or school setting.

Pre-K Enrichment and Coaching Programs for homeschooled and traditionally-schooled students and parents. Sign-up and get more information here.

Parent & Educator Education, Training and Development workshops and intensive action-oriented caregiver and parent support sessions.

Assessments

Standardized, criterion-references, skills assessments, functional behavior assessments (FBA), functional analysis) for Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE), Medical Necessity for ABA-based services, and generally to better understand an individual’s or child’s adaptive, developmental, and skill levels across domains.
[Note: Diagnostic testing resulting in medical, psychological, or educational diagnosis is not provided.]

ABA Interventions

  • Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) or Comprehensive Behavior Treatment for Young Children (CBTYC) for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities across the life-span.  
    [Note: Currently, these services and referred out and we are no longer accepting new clients.]
  • Focused & Individualized ABA-based services for individuals characterized “at risk,” with learning disabilities and or behavioral challenges, or simply students interested in learning new skills.
    [Note: Currently, these services and referred out and we are no longer accepting new clients.]
 

PreK-12 Enrichment & Coaching

Each of our PreK-12 Enrichment & Coaching Programs strives to achieve a unique set of goals across a variety of areas. Each of our programs is characterized by the following:

  • Savvy decisions are made by looking at the best available research and evidence. Informed actions allow us to plan and provide purposeful activities to students.
  • Instruction and coaching are explicit, carefully crafted, and logically presented. Clear and systematic activities allow us to focus on effectiveness.
  • Progress is monitored regularly, practically, and precisely. Dutifully measuring progress allows us to strive for personalized student achievement responsively.
  • Programs encourage a high-level of engagement, demonstrative performance, and provide plenty of learning opportunities. Active practice allows students to achieve educational enrichment goals.

We are currently accepting students in 3rd to 9th grade for the following programs:
 
ThinkMasters TAPS
 
The purpose of ThinkMasters is to teach students a Talk Aloud Problem Solving (TAPS) approach while working through visual-spatial games and logic puzzles to sharpen students critical thinking skills for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The goal is to empower students to demonstrate grit and persistence when presented with unknown problems, be an active and encouraging peer-partner, practice critical thinking skills, and improve performance in solving problem sets. ThinkMasters students work in a same-grade-level pair consisting of two students. The student pairs practice generative problem-solving skills as they advance through a series of sequenced games and logic puzzles. The ThinkMasters program is 8 to 12 weeks long, sessions are 1 to 1.5 hour in length, and scheduled to accommodate the peer-partners and staff’s availability.
 
[Click here.] Sign-up now. Limited Availability! Two-student pairs of the same grade level need to sign up together. If you have only one student, we will try and match your student to a peer, if available.
 
Ask about our Early Registration and our Accelerated Rebate. Accelerated Rebate – the first 4 students to graduate the full program successfully will get a significant early registration and rebate upon completion.
 
The following is a sample schedule of a ThinkMasters TAPS program:

Cost of total program for Spring/Summer 2019: $499.00.
 
Early Registration Discounted Price: $199.00 (Must sign-up for May 4th start date or earlier.)
 
Accelerated Rebate: The first 4 students to complete the full program will get a 100% rebate upon successful completion.
 
Contact us to schedule an informational meeting.

ABA Interventions

Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI), Comprehensive Behavior Treatment for Young Children (CBTYC), and Focused & Individualized services are guided by Applied behavior analysis (ABA). Click here for more information on ABA. Our ABA-based programs are delivered in the home, community, and or the school setting. Individualized goals and objectives are derived from ongoing observation and assessments. Each program (i.e., Treatment Plan) is designed according to the needs of the individual and uses a combination of research-based strategies that effectively address skill acquisition and reduction of concerning behaviors based on principles of learning, behavior, and motivation. The methods and goals are assessed regularly for efficacy and modified accordingly. Our commitment is to employ strategies that are supported by research, effective for the learner, and appropriate to the skill or behavioral goal. Samples of these instructional strategies or methods include:

ABA & Autism

Applied behavior analytic services are evidence-based, the most widely recognized, and effective treatment for individuals with autism. ABA methods are used to help individuals with autism by improving their quality of life and social access and connection via acquiring new skills and reducing behaviors of concerns.

  • 2007: American Academy of Pediatrics concluded that “children who receive early intensive behavioral treatment have been shown to make substantial, sustained gains in IQ, language, academic performance, and adaptive behavior as well as some measures of social behavior.”
  • 2008: MIND Institute concluded “the strength of the findings from the four best-designed, controlled studies…” ABA is “well-established” for improving intellectual performance of young children with ASD.
  • 2009: National Autism Center (NAC) reviewed 775 educational and behavioral treatment studies between 1957 and the fall of 2007 literature; only 11 met the highest standards, and all 11 were based on a foundation of behavior analysis
  • ABA Overview

  • Behavior Analysis is the science of behavior.
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), relies on the science of behavior to improve socially significant behaviors.
  • ABA-based practitioners focus on why do people do what they do, and how can they impact change to help those they serve.
  • ABA is NOT just for individuals with autism. Behavior is going on all of the time, people are engaging in behavior all around us and ABA technologies can help in a multitude of situations for many different individuals.
  • ABA research has demonstrated effectiveness in many areas such as: teaching skills to individuals with Down’s Syndrome, teaching academic skills to children without disabilities, sports, behavior systems analysis and organizational behavior management in businesses, higher-education teaching practices, behavioral pharmacology, medication adherence, clinical behavior analysis, ecological and environmental sustainability, etc.