How We Can Help
1Learning LanguageLearning to communicate needs and wants is fundamental to developing almost all communication and social skills. We focus on goals that teach children how to request what they need, identify items and people, and fluidly interact with others.
2Social SkillsSocial skills are not only used daily, they are foundational for learning and communication. Each of our programs weaves ample opportunities to learn and practice social skills throughout, so that your child can make friends and interact with others.
3IndependenceBehaviors such as toileting, grooming skills, and other age-appropriate skills are critical for a child to keep their independence as they grow. It is also a big help to parents and caregivers to not have to do everything for them forever!
4Problem BehaviorWe work with you to intervene early and teach alternatives to problem behaviors. Behaviors such as aggression (hitting, hair pulling, etc.), self-injury, and self-stimming interfere with learning and become worse as they grow.
5Tolerating FoodsOur staff is adept at teaching children to tolerate, and even like, new foods. Whether it is the taste, texture, or novelty of food they objects to, we can use a variety of methods to help them have more variety in their diet.
J.J. Tomash has studied and applied Behavior Analysis for over 16 years. He spent his educational career, from his Associate’s degree through his Ph.D. at Swansea University, studying the Science of Behavior, and how it can be applied to solving real problems. He spoke at several international conferences, published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals, and received research awards. Following his studies, and a brief interlude living in India, Dr. Tomash turned to the practical application of Behavior Analysis. He acquired his BCBA working with Josh Pritchard at Lodestone Academy. He has had the good fortune to work with a wide variety of individuals and needs- conducting functional analysis and assessments, designing and implementing interventions to reduce disruptive behaviors; teaching communication, social skills, and independent living skills. He has worked in virtually every setting where clients need help.
Throughout his academic and practical studies of behavior analysis, Dr. Tomash has acquired a deep respect for Behavior Analysis as a great tool to improve people’s lives. Its power goes far beyond reducing particular problem behaviors, but to finding and teaching the targeted skills that will make problem behavior unnecessary.
Growing up in India, Nicole saw first-hand the need for research-based services for those with developmental disabilities and in the field of mental health. This brought her to the UK, where she completed her M.Sc. in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. She returned to India and worked in a care center with adults with intellectual disabilities.
In 2013, Nicole moved to Orlando, FL to pursue her Board Certification as a Behavior Analyst. In Orlando, she she worked in one of the first behavior analytic schools in the area: Lodestone Academy. Here she worked with children ranging from ages of 3 – 23 years, a wide variety of behavior problems and needs, and a close-knit group of highly trained Behavior Analysts. She acquired experience developing and conducting a variety of programs, assessments and curriculum-based trainings.
Nicole’s love for the mountains, as well as her determination to bring Behavior Analysis to new areas of need, drew her to Colorado in 2015. She worked with another large company in the area until May, 2016- when she became the Clinical Director at Behavior Span.
Christine Duong is our Operations Manager. She is a native to Denver, Colorado. She has her bachelors in social work from Metro State University. She loves people and is happy to be apart of the Behavior Span team. On her spare time you can find her spending time with her 2 daughters.
Not only have the BehaviorSpan staff met the rigorous code of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board, but we are one of only 5 companies in the state of Colorado to have received full accreditation as a Behavior Health Center of Excellence. This means we are among the few practices in state that meet their highest standards of verified clinical quality, transparency, and accountability!
Measurement of Behaviors means Tracking behavior is the greatest tool that behavior analysts use, and what sets them apart from other therapies. We continuously monitor our effectiveness by the measurable effects we have on our clients’ behavior. This involves intensive data collection, graphing and analysis of the results
- Behavior Analyst Certification Board
The BACB is an organization whose mission is to regulate and ensure the highest standards in the field of behavior analysis. Those they give the credential BCBA can be trusted to be highly educated and effective in helping teach and resolve behavior problems.
- Essential for Living
A functional skills curriculum, assessment, and skill tracking instrument for students with moderate-to-severe disabilities, including, but not limited to autism. It is especially useful for learners with limited communication repertoires, minimal daily living skills, or severe problem behavior.