For Ages 3 - 5

Little Leaps is a two-day morning program (ages 3-5) dedicated to establishing and providing a safe, caring, and structured environment for children on the autism spectrum. Little Leaps will facilitate your child’s learning and development by using behavior modification strategies, positive reinforcement for socially appropriate behaviors, and using Natural Environment Teaching. Little Leaps employees strive to make all experiences exciting and pleasant in order to help your child grow and learn valuable skills.

We welcome new families anytime throughout the year. Since all children develop at different rates and have different needs, the Director of Little Leaps will meet with your family to establish your child’s unique and individual needs. 

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PROGRAM DETAILS

Schedule

Tuesday & Thursday

9am - 12 noon

3 - 5 year olds only 

Fees

$150 per day*

+ $200 One Time Program & Materials Fee / Per Calendar Year (fee is not covered by insurance carriers)

*These rates are for self-pay families. If medical insurance is covering group therapy, rates may be different per insurance carrier.

A minimum of a two day program is recommended for treatment consistency.

Disclosure: Group Therapy may be covered by insurance companies. Pre-authorization is required to determine coverage.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Social Skills

Our Program Coordinator will assess your child's skill levels and develop appropriate milestone goals in the following areas:

 

Children are assessed at the beginning of the year using the Verbal Behavior Milestone Assessment and Placement Guide (VB-MAPP). Goals are developed based on your child’s unique and individual needs. Skills are taught in a group setting.

 

During group therapy, children will work on mastering the following skills independently:

  • Engage in parallel play

  • Attend in a group setting for various activities

  • Respond to directions from peers

  • Respond to the requests of peers

  • Initiate greetings to peers

  • Appropriately transition between activities

  • Participate in interactive games

  • Acknowledge an interaction by others by giving an appropriate response

  • Cooperate with peers in small group settings (i.e. share materials, allow peers to share different thoughts)

  • Engage in appropriate turn-taking skills by attending to peer's turn and waiting for own turn

  • Engage in conversational turn-taking with others across

Prerequisite Skills 

Our program is designed for children who demonstrate the following behaviors: 

  • Attending in a small group for at least 10 minutes

  • Refrains from engaging in interfering behaviors (i.e. elopement, screaming, crying, aggression, etc.)

  • Is able to follow simple one step instructions

  • Can communicate with at least 15 words (verbally or with communication device)

  • The child does not need to be toiled trained for our program

If your child doesn't meet these prerequisite skills or they require individual support, then they will be removed from this setting and offered 1:1 ABA Therapy, if available.

Our Staff

 

All employees are selected for their love of children & the desire to make a difference in a child’s life, as well as their teaching skills and background.

 

Staff include:

 

  • The Founders

  • Registered Behavior Technicians

  • Board Certified Behavior Analysts

 

Our staff have annual TB tests with negative results & have cleared a Criminal History Record Check. They are all trained & certified in CPR, First Aide, Inhaler & EpiPen administration.

Peer Role Models

We are seeking children, with typically developing skills, as role models for our program. 

 

This is a unique opportunity for children to learn leadership abilities as well as promote healthy behaviors, communication, and social skills in children with autism. We are offering a flexible schedule and reduced rates.

 

The cost for Day Class Program: $50/day

The prospective role model must come in for observation to ensure the child is an appropriate fit for our program.

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Our Mission

 

Little Leaps Group Therapy is dedicated to establishing an integrated, safe, caring, & structured environment for your child.

INSURANCE INFO

* We are not a Medicaid nor TriCare Provider

LOCATION

10686 Crestwood Dr

Suites A&B

Manassas, VA. 20109

CONTACT US

(703) 392-6166 - Phone

(703) 392-3885 - Fax

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