Everything Under One Roof
WHY HOLLAND CENTER?
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.
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.
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:
The Holland Connections team supports the speech and language needs of Holland Center’s ABA clients as well as offers outpatient Speech-Language Pathology services to individuals not receiving ABA/VB services at Holland Center. The therapists have experience working with children and adults diagnosed with a variety of disorders, chromosomal abnormalities, speech and language delays, articulation delays, as well as Autism Spectrum Disorder.
As a result of the collaboration between Holland Connections and the ABA department at Holland Center, we are able to make our Speech-Language Pathology services available to individuals who may demonstrate a variety of challenging behaviors.
Speech-Language Pathology 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
The Holland Connections team supports the Occupational Therapy needs of Holland Center’s ABA clients as well as offers outpatient Occupational Therapy services to individuals not receiving ABA/VB services at Holland Center. The therapists have experience working with children and adults diagnosed with a variety of disorders, chromosomal abnormalities, motor delays, sensory processing disorders, as well as Autism Spectrum Disorder.
As a result of the collaboration between Holland Connections and the ABA department at Holland Center, we are able to make our Occupational Therapy services available to individuals 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
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