ZABA Therapy, LLC
Dr. Thomas Zwicker and his company, ZABA Therapy, have an agreement with the Office of the First Lady of the Dominican Republic, Cándida Montilla de Medina, to develop ABA programs for children with autism spectrum disorders in conjunction with el Centro de Atención Integral para la Discapacidad (CAID). The project will include a range of activities designed to teach professionals throughout the country to set up and manage ABA services as well as training for parents in implementing behavioral treatment at home. Dr. Zwicker provides ongoing training and direction for both professionals and parents, including lectures and workshops on specific topics.
For professionals, Dr. Zwicker offers in-person and online training in (1) the principles and practices of behavior analysis as applied to children with autism and (2) support for their work with families of these children.
For parents, he offers training in early intensive behavioral intervention as well as focused behavioral intervention for severe problem behaviors (including training in functional assessment) and applied behavioral treatment for older children. He also provides access to electronic data collection programs with ongoing consultation, plus monitoring by professionals at CAID. As part of that effort, Dr. Zwicker and ZABA Therapy have donated more than a dozen iPad minis and waterproof cases for families to use in running programs and collecting data.
In addition, Dr. Zwicker is working with the largest university in the Dominican Republic to set up a course sequence with the goal of verification, to enable those who earn a master’s in psychology to be eligible to sit for the BCBA exam.
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