Meet the Director of Adult Transition Services
Salena is BPI’s Director of Adult and Transitional Services. She completed the Dual Counseling/Applied Behavior Analysis program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2012. She is actively engaged in disability advocacy at the local and state level. She also is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She lives and greatly enjoys exploring all of Chicago and learning more about the history of the city.
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Adult Transition Services are available in:
The Chicagoland Area
What is Adult Transition Services?
Adult services fall under transitional service planning at age 14.5. This conversation often starts through the school district.
BPI collaborates with individuals with autism, intellectual & developmental disabilities, as well as their families/caregivers.
Adult Transition Services
- Independent Living
- Employment Skills
- Relationship Skills
- Stress Management
- Sex Education
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the Adult Lifelong Learner.
Adult Lifelong Learners to achieve their goals.
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Salena Schilling, Director of Adult Transition provides helpful tips on all things related to Adult Services!
How does ABA work?
- Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based treatment that is effective for people of all ages (from early childhood through adulthood), can involve one-to-one teaching or group instruction, and is provided in a variety of settings (e.g. clinics, homes, and schools). The goal of ABA therapy is to increase helpful, meaningful behavior and skills, and to reduce behavior that is harmful or negatively affects the individual. Each program is written to meet the needs of each individual learner.
- It helps us to understand how behavior works, how behavior is affected by the environment, and how learning takes place
- ABA programs are driven by data, so success can be measured and programming can be adjusted if the treatment is not effective.
- Incorporates caregiver training. Caregiver involvement is an important component of therapy, as it assists learners to generalize acquired skills outside a therapy session. Caregivers and family members receive training so they can support learning and skill practice throughout the day.
How can ABA help my child?
ABA therapy programs are highly individualized, and each treatment program will differ from one learner to the next. Learners are guided through an assessment process and a treatment plan with appropriate goals is developed. The treatment plan is implemented through regularly scheduled sessions either in your home or at a location of your choosing. The goal of any ABA program is to help each person work on skills that will help them become more independent and successful in the short term as well as in the future.
Occupational therapy is an evidenced-based practice that uses meaningful activities to help individuals reach their highest level of independence with those daily tasks that are essential for successful participation in their school, home and community.