All About SSELC

Stepping Stones Empowerment Learning Center

Mission Statement:

Empowering others to explore the ABILITIES they have been blessed with


Stepping Stones Empowerment Learning Center is grounded by the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to promote independence and a better quality of life to all clients served.

Steps to Treatment:

To begin treatment, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst conducts an in-depth assessment which may consist of interviews, review of archival records, narrative data collection, or direct observations. Based on the results of the assessment, the Analyst will determine behavior excesses (physical aggression, property destruction, tantrum, noncompliance, etc), behavior deficits (communication, social, play, toileting, etc), the function of the concerning behavior(s), and recommend the course of treatment. Each client is assigned a Registered Behavior Technician who will assist in the client’s progress. All interventions are evidence-based and designed individually to meet the need of the client. To promote success and generalization of what the client is learning, parents/caregivers are trained on the procedures. In addition, procedures are implemented in various settings such as home and in the community. With consent, treatment information can also be shared with teachers/school staff.

We believe that everyone has the ability to learn and our goal is to help them explore and build on their current ABILITIES. We agree with Dr. O. Ivar Lovaas when he stated, “If they can’t learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn.”

Our Services

Behavior Reduction Programs

Decrease physical aggression, self-injury, tantrums, other problematic behavior.

Acquisition Programs

Increase communication, toilet training, transitioning, daily-living skills, self-care skills, mealtime, etc.

Social Skills Training/Pragmatics

Play Therapy

Group Therapy