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Our intervention is a behavioral-based program using the behavioral analysis of language as developed by B.F. Skinner

Our format utilizes successful teaching strategies in order to maintain a high level of positive reinforcement – this leads to a learner who is motivated to respond to instruction. Our teaching involves creativity and flexibility in order to move with the child’s motivational variables. Instructors must be skilled in order to accommodate this flexibility while continuing to target the necessary skills that are the focus of the particular child’s curriculum – each child’s curriculum is a unique program.

We stress that a child’s learning must be fun and motivating to all involved. We achieve this by refining the skills of those providing instruction in order to maximize learning opportunities based on the learner’s motivation.

Each child who is served by the Holland Center has a curriculum that is individually developed in large part by utilizing the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) and The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS). These assessment instruments provide a measurement of a student’s existing skills and the conditions under which the skills are being utilized. They provide the foundation for the development of a student’s curriculum by isolating specific skills that prevent a child from acquiring new skills. They are also used as a tracking system to continually measure learning achievements.

We use ongoing data collection and review to provide an objective way to determine that a student’s skills are being acquired and retained over time, people, and settings.

ABA Therapy

Holland Center offers intensive behavior therapy to children ages 18 months through 18 years old diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children with autism receive one-to-one instruction based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and B. F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior. ABA services include assessment to determine a learner’s present level of performance, the determination of appropriate goals and objectives based on those assessments, and instruction utilizing the research-based methods of ABA and verbal behavior found to be effective at improving the symptoms of autism. Goals and objectives address communication, social skills, play skills, cooperation, safety skills, daily living skills, vocational skills, and classroom readiness skills. Instruction utilizes effective data recording methods and programming decisions are guided by learner’s performance. All therapy is supervised by a team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) who conduct assessments, develop programming, and supervise treatment.  

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Diagnostic Assessment

Psychological Evaluation…. Psychological Testing…. Diagnostic Assessment… Which one is it and What’s the difference?  The above three terms are often used interchangeably and essentially mean the same thing.  Holland Center offers psychological evaluations/diagnostic assessments to evaluate whether or not your child may have Autism Spectrum Disorder.  We provide initial diagnosis, second opinions, and alternative diagnoses to ASD.  You can obtain an assessment for your child in 5 easy steps:

1) Submit an intake application packet with all supplemental materials included (ALL past psychological evaluations/diagnostic assessments, IEP evals and plans, most recent speech eval/plan, most recent treatment plan and behavior plan if receiving services elsewhere, any other relevant supporting documentation) to the intake coordinator. (Intake Packet)

2) Schedule your appointment. Our intake coordinator will contact you once all documentation has been received and reviewed to schedule a testing session. The assessment is conducted across 2 separate days within the same week on Tuesdays from 9am – 12pm and on Thursdays from 1pm – 4pm.  

3) Arrive to your appointment 15 minutes early on your scheduled assessment date to complete necessary paperwork. Testing will be completed over the course of both assessment dates.

4) Interview with the examiner. In addition to an interview with the parents, the following tests may be used with your child:


Speech: TELD, PLS-5, FCP-R, CELF-5, CASL

Adaptive: Vineland-3

Autism: ADOS-2, ADI-R, SCQ

5) Feedback will be provided once the report is completed, which typically will last about 1 hour. You will receive the completed written report of your child’s assessment and results will be discussed with your family.  You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions regarding your child’s diagnosis and steps to take to obtain services for them.  You will be provided with information about available services within the community that are available to meet your child’s needs.

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Private Consultation

Holland Center offers consulting services to families, school districts, and treatment centers across the United States and abroad.

Holland Center offers consulting services for the following purposes:

  Assessment to determine a child’s present level of performance in important skill areas
  Teach a child to cooperate with instructional demands and to communicate expressively
  Determination of the most effective teaching procedures to increase a child’s skill acquisition
  Treatment of a child using the methods of effective teaching found in the literature of applied behavior analysis (ABA)
  Facilitate the transfer of these procedures across all relevant environments (i.e., school, home, therapy)

Consultation will include:

  Consultation with parents and all relevant persons who are working with the child to determine the instructional needs of the child
  Assessment of child
  Treatment of child using the principles of ABA and B. F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior
  Development of behavior intervention plans will be completed if necessary
  Development of program data management systems and methods to use data to make instructional decisions
  Scheduling and organization of child and program materials to maximize benefit of instruction
  Written documentation of recommendations following consultation will be provided
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Speech and Language Therapy

In addition to supporting the speech and language needs of Holland Center students, our Speech Language Pathology department offers outpatient speech and language services to children not receiving ABA/VB services at Holland Center.  The licensed Speech Language Pathologists at Holland have experience with children diagnosed with a variety of developmental disorders, chromosomal abnormalities, speech and language delays, articulation delays, as well as Autism Spectrum Disorders.

As a result of the collaboration between the Speech Department and the Behavioral Therapy Department at Holland Center, we are able to make our speech services available to children who may demonstrate a variety of challenging behaviors.  Each of the Speech Pathologists has a history of servicing a variety of children in both a private clinical setting as well as a school environment.

Speech and Language Treatment may focus on a variety of skills, including but not limited to:

•  Articulation Skills
Language Skills
Conversational Skills
Motor Speech Disorders
Oral Motor Issues
  Social and Pragmatic Issues

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Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapists collaborate with the ABA behavior therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, and Bio Medical staff to create and implement an individualized treatment plan for each client. In addition to supporting the needs of Holland Center students, our Occupational Therapy department offers outpatient Occupational Therapy services to children not receiving ABA/VB services at Holland Center. The licensed Occupational Therapists at Holland have experience with children diagnosed with a variety of developmental disorders, chromosomal abnormalities, motor delays, sensory processing difficulties, feeding difficulties, as well as Autism Spectrum Disorders.

As a result of the collaboration between the Occupational Therapy Department and the Behavioral Therapy Department at Holland Center, we are able to make our services available to children who may demonstrate a variety of challenging behaviors.

Occupational Therapy Treatment may focus on a variety of skills, including but not limited to:

•  Fine motor skills
•  Gross motor skills
•  Visual-motor skills
•  Self-care skills
•  Sensory integration
•  Play and leisure skills

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Biomedical Intervention

Holland Biomedical Clinic offers services and consulting at our location in Minnetonka, MN.

Holland Biomedical Clinic offers the following services:

•  Functional Nutrition
Functional Medicine
Functional Lab Testing
Health Coaching
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Microcurrent Therapy

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Holland Center is a MN autism center and a day program for treatment of children with autism.

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Holland Center

10273 Yellow Circle Dr.
Minnetonka, MN 55343