Shaping Expectations Therapy is dedicated to providing quality treatment using effective and research-based procedures to meet the needs of every child and the family. We utilize the methodologies of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). ABA is a science focused on behavior and learning. It relies heavily on evidence-based research to decrease problem behaviors and to teach appropriate skills needed to improve the child's life experiences.
Our clinical vision is designed to create an optimal environment for learning and shaping behaviors while increasing the child's and the family's expectations as new skills develop. We believe that we can assist in "shaping expectations " of every child and their family to unlock the child's true potential.
We know that each child is a unique individual with their own set of personal strengths and learning style. In order to build on the child's abilities and strengths, you can expect the following from our behavior team:
In-depth functional assessment and individualized behavior plan developed in collaboration with the family's values
Weekly parent meetings on client progress
Initial and ongoing monthly parent training on goals and procedures for in various settings
Systematic monitoring of goals to adapt to the child's progression
Implementation of Individualized Educational Goals (Please see programs we offer for further details)
Positive and structured learning environment at our center.
Our team is compromised of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT), and behavior assistants. All of our staff members are professionally trained and passionate about working with children with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Alivia "Ali" Campbell, M.S., BCBA
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Zaida Torres, M.Ed., BCBA
Chief Operations Officer
Ali is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She obtained her Master's in Psychology with a concentration in ABA in 2015. Ali has over 5 years experience working with children and adults with disabilities (ages 2-20) across home, school, and clinical settings. She also has experience consulting in schools with educators. Prior to becoming a BCBA, she served as a Counselor and Educational Tutor.
Zaida holds a Master's in Special Education (2012) and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2014. She is also a certified ESE Teacher with endorsements in ASD and ESOL. She has over 11 years of experience working with the special needs population as a Special Education Teacher and BCBA across the 18 months to 25 years of age and various abilities.