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Social Development is a private practice run and operated by Licensed Board Certified Behavior Analysts. Social Development provides clinic and community-based Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy in Radcliff, KY (located near Fort Knox installation). We provide direct therapy services to individuals aged birth through adulthood diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Social Development utilizes Verbal Behavior Therapy to develop language and acquisition of social skills. Verbal Behavior Therapy is a form of Applied Behavior Analysis, that is based on B.F. Skinner's analysis of language. Verbal Behavior Therapy is a functional language approach that uses motivation to guide the development of language and social skills. 

Social Development specializes in Early Intervention Services. We teach language, social and play skills to help your child gain age and developmentally appropriate language skills while reducing problem behavior. Our early intervention services are individualized and skills are taught in one-to-one and small group settings. We teach skills using Discrete Trial Training (DTT) and Natural Environment Teaching (NET) to facilitate the generalization of acquired skills to the natural setting. 

In addition to Early Intervention Services, Social Development conducts social skills training to increase social awareness and development of social skills that are needed to make and maintain friendships and social relationships with others. Individualized acquisition treatment plans are developed based on an intake assessment and analysis of social skills and behavior. Social skills are targeted 1:1 in a group setting with similar-aged peers. We offer preschool readiness groups to teach language and social skills needed to succeed at school. We also, provide teen groups to assist with social skill development required to be successful at school, community, and in future work environments. 

Social Development provides parent training and offers assistance with problem behavior that occurs within the home environment. In addition, Social Development is able to conduct school consultations and provides assistance with Individualized education plans. 

Please contact us to inquire about additional services or how we can assist your child and family. 

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