Third South Florida location meets growing need for high-quality, center-based early intervention resources for young children with autism
December 19, 2022, Coral Springs, Fla. – Little Leaves Behavioral Services, a leading provider of center-based behavioral health services for children, today announced its new location in Coral Springs, Florida (12500 West Atlantic Boulevard), is open and accepting clients. Marking its third center in the South Florida region, the expansion reflects Little Leaves’ commitment to making Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) more widely available to local families.
The center’s team of highly trained professionals provides evidence-based ABA therapy to support young children with social, communication, and behavioral challenges grow and succeed. The program, specifically designed for children ages 18 months to 6 years with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis, is run in a preschool-like setting to help improve school-readiness skills and build independence. Little Leaves’ clinical staff partners with the child’s family to develop and implement individualized therapeutic plans.
“At Little Leaves, we believe all young children and their families should have access to quality ABA therapy,” said Lisa Guerrero, Ph.D., BCBA-D, regional director South Florida, Little Leaves. “Children who receive autism-appropriate education and support at key developmental stages are more likely to gain essential social skills and react better in society. We look forward to serving more families and helping prepare children for success.”
The 5,500-square foot facility has the capacity to serve up to 24 clients and includes specialized therapeutic and play spaces. The Little Leaves center will create 30 new employment opportunities for jobseekers, including experienced board-certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) and registered behavior technicians (RBTs).
Dr. Guerrero is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst who has worked with children with autism and other developmental disabilities for nearly 10 years, with a special focus in the area of assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders. Prior to working at Little Leaves, Dr. Guerrero worked at the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Intensive Program at Children’s Specialized Hospital and Rutgers University. She earned her Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Florida and completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Munroe-Meyer Institute. Dr. Guerrero is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis, the International Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, and the Florida Association of Behavior Analysis. Her research has been presented at regional and national conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals.
Little Leaves’ Coral Springs joins Little Leaves’ current Florida locations in Weston and Miami Lakes. Little Leaves operates 13 centers across Maryland, Virginia and Florida.
Little Leaves Behavioral Services is accredited by the Behavioral Health Centers of Excellence®. ABA is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, National Academies of Science and the Surgeon General.
For more information on enrollment, please visit https://littleleaves.org/coral-springs or email [email protected].
About Little Leaves Behavioral Services
Little Leaves, a division of FullBloom, is a center-based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program for young children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder run in a preschool-like setting. It is designed for children up to age 6 who have been recommended for intensive ABA services. Each client works one-on-one with a trained behavior technician on individualized goals with a focus on social communication, social interactions, and school readiness skills. The company operates centers in Maryland, Virginia, and Florida. Little Leaves is accredited by the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence. www.littleleaves.org
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