Little Leaps Group Therapy is dedicated to establishing an integrated, safe, caring, & structured environment for your child.
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. A minimum of a two program is recommended for treatment consistency. There is a $200 One Time Program & Materials Fee / Per Calendar Year (fee is not covered by insurance carriers).
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.
Disclosure: Group Therapy may be covered by insurance companies. Pre-authorization is required to determine coverage.
Hours of Operation
Tuesday & Thursday: 9am - 12 noon
*age group: 3 - 5 year olds only
Tuesdays, Thursdays (am sessions) $150/per day
*These rates are for self-pay families. If medical insurance is covering group therapy, rates may be different per insurance carrier.
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
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.
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.
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.