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Progressive Pediatric Therapy Services of Jacksonville serves clients in the Jacksonville and surrounding areas. It is made up of highly skilled professionals who deeply value the well-being of our clients. We take great pride in providing our community with high quality, client centered behavior services and family education.
We specialize in producing individualized behavior support programs to meet the unique needs of each client, utilizing evidence based practices that have been researched and proven to be successful. We are driven by the data taken, ensuring each program is successful. At Progressive Pediatric Therapy Services of Jacksonville, we strive to develop and maintain the skills needed to be a productive member of society, as well as maximize the quality of life for the client and family.
An initial interview and intake will be conducted to get to know the prospective client and family, determining if services are recommended. Once services are recommended, a few different assessments will be conducted. Some of the assessments used are the VB-MAPP, Essential For Living, Assessment of Functional Living Skills, Functional Assessment Interview, Functional Assessment Screening Tool and Child’s Behavior Rating Scale. Other assessments may be used dependent on the client. These assessments will give the BCBA information on how to best implement function based interventions.
When participating ABA therapy, we get to focus on functional living skills, natural environment training, parent training and much more. Receiving this form of treatment creates an environment where the family participates in their child’s treatment program, which, in turn ensures that you get what you need to be successful in the home and community.
The range of therapy hours can be anywhere from 6 hours per week to up to 40 hours per week, depending on the needs of the client.
ABA is unique to each individual, therefore it can look like play or fun, which is Natural Environment Training or structured teaching, which is Discrete Trial Training. It can also look like consultations with parents or caregivers, teachers, doctors, therapists or other professionals in the client’s life.
Consultations can be a one time consultation or ongoing dependent on your child’s needs. Consultations are carried out over the phone, via zoom or in person.
Consultations for small organizations or classrooms are also available upon request.
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About the Staff
Courtney Rollings Latham M.Ed., BCBA
Ms. Latham earned her undergraduate degree at The University of Alabama in Multiple Abilities, receiving a General and Special Education Professional Teaching Certification. She then went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Special Education at Walden University in 2014, while working full time as a Special Education Teacher. During her time as a Special Educator, Ms. Latham found that teachers were struggling with a wide range of behavior and minimal training to manage said behaviors. After this realization, she went on to pursue her coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Florida Institute of Technology, completing the coursework in 2016. While completing the coursework, Ms. Latham became a Registered Behavior Technician to gain experience in the world of ABA. Still working full time, she completed the coursework and passed the Board Exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2017.
After passing the Board Exam, Ms. Latham finished the year out as a Special Education Teacher, at a school centered around students with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Related Disabilities. She then moved into one of the BCBA positions, becoming a member of the Leadership Team.
In 2019, Ms. Latham conducted a case study on Reducing Voluntary Vomiting and Spitting in the Public School Setting Using an Interdisciplinary Approach and presented it at the Florida Association of Behavior Analysis Conference. Now that Ms. Latham has a family, it has became more and more apparent that directing Progressive Pediatric Therapy Services of Jacksonville was the best option for her and her family. She is so excited to share her passion for Applied Behavior Analysis and education with everyone she can!