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We get it!

You have lots of questions about our Early Learner's Program and whether it's the right fit for your child and we want to answer them all.

Book a scheduled call with the Early Learner's Program Manager and get those questions answered.

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Meet Adam McElyea, BCBA

Early Learning Program Manager

Adam is a BCBA Professional with a Master’s degree in Special Education focusing on Applied Behavior Analysis and four years of experience working with children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorder. 

Adam served as a Lead Behavior Technician with Community Mental Health for Central Michigan and Central Michigan Care before joining PARClife. His focus as a Lead Behavior Technician was implementing direct 1 on 1 therapy with clients, while training and assisting other Behavior Technicians. Adam is now a Program Manager for PARClife Early Learning.


“My passion is assisting learners in acquiring the skills needed to live a joyful, fun, and fulfilling life. Whether this be working on social skills to develop and maintain friendships or teaching imitation skills, I take pride in creating an enjoyable and engaging learning experience leading to learners reaching their goals”.

Each Week With Early Learners

Tuesday-Thursday

In-home ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) sessions

During these in-home sessions, Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) will work 1 to 1 on a variety of skills that meet the needs of the learner.  We may work on table work skills, play (independent and social) skills, daily living skills, imitation skills, etc. In-home sessions consist of an RBT coming to the home and implementing the therapy directly.

Occaisionally, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) may also attend the in-home sessions.

In-home sessions will last 4 hours and will be available from 10-2pm or 4-8pm. The RBT will collect data throughout the sessions to monitor progress on the learner's current goals. Goals will be determined based on the learner's initial intake assessments. In addition to working directly with the learner, parent coaching will occur with the BCBA on a weekly basis.

In-home sessions will be available 10 miles from 650 Church St., Plymouth, MI 48170

Friday

ABA sessions at PARC building (650 Church St., Plymouth, MI 48170)

Friday ABA sessions take place at the Plymouth Arts and Recreation Complex (PARC) in downtown Plymouth.

These sessions will be group therapy with other learners ages 2-7 and will consist of group teaching sessions at the PARClife studio (rooms 204 & 205 within the PARC).

From this central location, groups of learners will attend different activities throughout the day. They may attend yoga, swimming, or Kindermusik (depending upon the week) and learning incorporates video modeling, art, play, and other inclusive modalities.

Friday sessions take place from 10-2pm. Each group session is set up at a 3 to 1 ratio, meaning one RBT will collect data and work with no more than 3 learners at a time. During swimming, the ratio is 1 to 1 (one RBT with one learner). Regardless of this 3:1 ratio, all of the learners and staff members will be able to interact with everyone at PARClife!

This allows our Early Learners to work on social skills, such as group play, working in a group, developing friendships, and other critical social skills.

To enhance and reinforce the work the Early Learners are doing in their group setting and to provide community and assistance for our Learner's parents we also provide Parent Training and Support in our Monthly PACT gathering. You can learn more about PACT HERE.

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