Dr. Partington has dedicated his life to helping children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or other developmental delays. He is a featured speaker at the upcoming Autism Conference in Israel. His expertise is in language-based intervention, helping children develop the basic language and learning skills they need for everyday interactions with others. He is the developer of the ABLLS®-R, pioneering the inclusion of verbal behavior into applied behavioral analysis.
Dr. Partington is a licensed psychologist and Doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). He has more than 35 years experience working with children with developmental disabilities, and operates the Strategic Teaching and Reinforcement System (STARS) Clinic.
Partington Behavior Analysts is a service-delivery system working with children with autism and other developmental disabilities, their parents, and other professionals. Each child’s curriculum is unique, individually developed through the assessment of basic language and learning skills.
First there is a precise measurement of the existing skills of the child. Next, the Partington makes a clear analysis of the conditions under which the skills are utilized. These direct observations provide insight into the behaviors or circumstances that prevent the child from acquiring new skills.
As the autistic child learns further, Dr. Partington’s ABLLS-R system tracks and continually measures learning achievements, giving his team ongoing data and ensuring the student’s acquisition of new skills and learning. Dr. Partington will speak more the developments that led to his system and the implementation at ICare4Autism’s upcoming August 2012 conference Autism: A Global Perspective.