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About Swan Consulting

Swan Consulting, newly founded by Dr. Amanda Nicolson, one of the valley’s foremost autism experts, is pleased to announce our new center. Swan Consulting offers a variety of services for families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder including center and home based early intervention, after-school programs, and social skills enrichment programs. The heart of our program is a center based ABA program, but our comprehensive mission includes much more.

Dr. Nicolson has over 20 years of experience training and researching the latest breakthroughs in autism treatment. Our innovative model is comprehensive, flexible and combines all the rigor of science without losing sight of what really makes it all work; a tender and caring approach. Our Team consists of highly experienced clinical supervisors who specialize in their respective areas of practice and oversee extensively trained therapists.

Our Approach

Using individualized goals as a guide, Swan Consulting applies reinforcement, modeling and prompting, rehearsal, and the modification of environmental variables to create meaningful and lasting changes in behavior. Whether the goals are social skills, self-care skills, academics, communication, or vocational skills, Swan Consulting can help. While the principles and procedures of ABA are established and proven, it is a still a growing field with new effective practices being developed every year.  We understand the importance of staying current on these new developments in the field to ensure we are always providing the most effective and thoroughly-proven methods with each client we see.

It is important that your child not only learn how to use a skill during therapy sessions with us, but also for those skills to transfer to their daily lives in a natural and meaningful way that will enable them to connect with their friends and family. We achieve this by programming for generalization and maintenance from the outset, providing therapy in the environments in which is it most meaningful (at school, on the baseball field, at a birthday party, etc.), as well as involving parents and other caregivers in each step of our treatment process for consistency and carry over to the home and community.

Other ways Swan Consulting is set apart from others is its use of the following:

Use of multiple assessments to determine a well-rounded and complete Treatment Plan for your child across all life’s domains

      • Focus on social skills from the beginning, with many targets being targeted in social situations to prevent rote, robotic responding.
      • “Neurotypical” peer models in attendance on a regular basis to allow for modeling of appropriate communication and social skills.
      • Ratio sessions to practice not only social development, but to propel each child to a less restrictive therapy setting as they demonstrate growth.
      • Small ratios of Certified  Behavior Analysts to clients to ensure each child and family gets the attention they need and deserve.
      • Open Door Policy for parent training and involvement in therapy sessions to allow for consistency and cooperation between caregivers.

 

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We would like to extend our gratitude towards all the support you have provided us during the beginning of our journey. We have started our newsletter to keep everyone informed about the on-goings of our company. Each newsletter will consist of different Swan Consulting Inc updates and events, as well as other information from different resources that can benefit you and your family.