New Social Skills Camp at Saint Christopher’s led by Local Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Elementary age students with high functioning autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and other developmental delays will have fun, learn and acquire new skills

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PARSIPPANY — Best Practices in Behavior Analysis (BPBA) announces a social skills camp for elementary age children during the weeks of August 6, August 13 and August 20 at Saint Christopher’s Church.

Stasia Hansen, BCBA Founder of Best Practices in Behavior Analysis

The camp will be called “Kids Helping Kids” and it will be held for three different weeks during the month of August 2018 at Saint Christopher’s Church, 1050 Littleton Road.

Kids Helping Kids is an integrated social skills camp implementing tactics of Applied Behavior Analysis. Campers will be engaged in constant learning and fun while the social skills are taught. This integrated camp experience will promote play skills, physical activity, conversations, and friendships with the help of peer modeling and peer tutoring.

The goal is to teach social repertoires within a fun and nurturing environment where relationships can be made. The program is run by two Board Certified Behavior Analysts with a combined total of 40 years’ experience.

Stasia Hansen, is a local mom of two from Parsippany and the founder and director of Best Practices in Behavior Analysis.  She is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, BCBA, with more than 20 years’ experience in the field of behavior analysis. Stasia graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2003.

Lisa Searls is a BCBA and has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for 20 years.  She received her Master’s Degree in ABA from Teachers College, Columbia University.  She also has a MA in Special Education, is a NJ Certified General and Special Education teacher, and a certified aerobics instructor.  She currently works as a behavior consultant for several public-school districts.

This camp is ideal for those children with high functioning autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, developmental delays, or those children who could benefit from some structured social skills training.

Data will be collected on the social skills specifically being taught to the campers and progress will be tracked.

To find out more visit the BPBA website click here or download the camp flyer here. You can also contact camp director Stasia Hansen at stasia.bestpractices@gmail.com.

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