WHAT WE DO
WE PROVIDE SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS & RELATED CONDITIONS
At The Shoreline Center we work with individuals who exhibit complex social, emotional, educational and behavioral profiles. Below is an overview of the range of services we provide to address this spectrum of needs and complexities, delivered within the framework of the best evidenced-based practices.
OUR CLINICAL SERVICES
SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN & EVIDENCED-BASED INTERVENTIONS
IN HOME ABA THERAPY
Parent and family participation is crucial to the overall success of your child. We require family participation in all of our sessions. Our treatment models emphasize rapid behavioral stabilization, development of new functional skills, and family coaching and support to implement these strategies.
ASSESSMENTS & EVALUATIONS
In addition to FBA’s skill assessments can be beneficial in understanding what skills your child currently has in their repertoire and identify those that need further intervention. These can include both criterion-referenced and normative-based assessments. Using a variety of assessment tools such as the Brigance, VB-MAPP, ABBLS, AFLS, and other rating scale tools, we can evaluate current levels of functioning across a variety of domains.
CONSULTATION & TRAINING
INDIVIDUAL THERAPY & COACHING
In these individual sessions, a behavioral skills training and behavioral counseling model is implemented to emphasize skills building, practice and role-play, followed by feedback. Cognitive-behavioral models are integrated and ask participants to complete “homework” assignments while not in session. This therapeutic model is appropriate for those with high functioning autism and Asperger’s syndrome.
WHY CHOOSE US?
The Shoreline Center, founded in 2015, set out to provide quality, sustainable behavioral treatment services for children, adults, and their families. We are committed to developing highly individualized programming within the framework of family-centered care.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
- Margaret L. Bauman, MD Award for Excellence in Service to the Autism Community as a Therapy Provider
- Certificate of Recognition for Supporting the Special Needs Community, West Haven CT Special Needs Support Group
- Certificate of Recognition for dedication to individuals on the autism spectrum Stamford Education for Autism
RESEARCH & PRESENTATIONS
Voulgarakis, H. and Bendell-Estroff, D. (in review) Pain sensitivity in children with autism spectrum disorders: a topical review and recommendations for pediatric psychologists. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
Voulgarakis, H., Bendell-Estroff, D. & Field, T. (2017). Autism and obesity: a population based analysis. Behavioral Development Bulletin.
Voulgarakis, H. & Cody, K. (2016). Addressing Executive Functioning Deficits for Behavior Analysts. Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis 12th Annual Conference in New Haven, CT, March 16, 2016.
Anna Budzinska, A., Azimova, M., & Brennan, L. (2016). Panel Discussion: Identifying and Overcoming Challenges in BACB Certification and Supervision: National and International Aspects. ABAI 42nd Annual Convention; Chicago, IL
Voulgarakis, H., Forte, S., Giacomelli, C., Bendell-Estroff, D., & Krous, H. (2016). Effects of antecedent manipulations and social reinforcement to increase lateral sleeping in a premature infant with obstructive sleep apnea. Behavior Analysis in Practice. DOI 10.1007/s40617-016-0141-0
Voulgarakis, H., Kaplan, L., & Dunn, S. (2015) Ethical Issues in School Consultation. Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis 11th Annual Conference in New Haven, CT, March 14, 2015.
Voulgarakis, H. and Forte, S. (2015). Escape extinction and negative reinforcement in the treatment of a pediatric feeding disorders: a single case analysis. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 8, 212-214. 10.1007/s40617-015-0086-8
Palmieri, M. & Azimova, M. (2014). Symposium: Distance Consultation and Capacity Building: Models for Bridging On-Site and Long-Distance Consultation. Connecticut Association for Applied Behavior Analysis
Rohrer, J., Marshall, K. & Azimova, M. (2013). Panel Discussion: Educator Training for Successful Inclusive Practices in Secondary School Settings. Connecticut Association for Applied Behavior Analysis