What is it?
ASCEND© (Advanced Systematic Curriculum for Early Neural Development) is a BCBA designed compilation of skills for use in ABA therapy centers.
ASCEND is a comprehensive compilation of skills that are commonly used when treating children on the Autism Spectrum. ASCEND is for the busy ABA practitioner that appreciates ready-made program templates with the flexibility to be used with the data collection and procedures they prefer. Program templates are built as a scaffolding for individualized programming. Individual templates are general in nature so that they can be used with a variety of skill levels, data collection types and tailored to each client’s individual treatment plan. Target lists are extensive so that you can select the ones relevant to the individual.
ASCEND is compatible with many assessments including the ABLLS and VB-MAPP.
Who is it for?
The ASCEND ABA curriculum is great for independent therapists, ABA therapy centers, schools with special education departments, autism consultants, in short anyone with a practice that performs ABA therapy with clients.
Parents and caregivers can be added securely to your professional account to grant program and reporting access, as appropriate. It’s a great way to involve your client families, increase the effectiveness of your programs and share relevant reports that much more quickly.
Why should you use it?
The most important question when treating persons with special needs and Autism is: “Are we making progress?” The best way to find the answer to this pressing question is to ensure that the curricula and programs being executed are valid for the client and producing accurate results. With UnitusTI, monitoring data acquisition, analysis, depuration, reporting and measuring results has become a real-time reality.
ASCEND© has been BCBA developed for over 10 years and is a proven, successful curriculum in ABA therapy centers around the world, today. If you don't have a curriculum or are using a variety of methods, start now to streamline and unite your practice with the combined power of UnitusTI and ASCEND©.
How does it work?
Delivered through the UnitusTI electronic data records cloud
Access from any device, anywhere in the world
The ASCEND program templates are delivered via subscription to the UnitusTI electronic data records (EDR) cloud.
Leading-edge data collection, staff and client management tools and program templates are built right into UnitusTI to give you the complete solution for automating your center and communicating a learner's progress to the educators, parents, caregivers and therapists that need to know.
See instant data and quickly graph progress to make informed decisions
Provide reports and share relevant data securely with others
Track staff performance and give them collaboration tools to keep your practice on track
Customizable data collection means you can track as much or as little as you need to keep business humming and your clients happy
UnitusTI capabilities include:
Assessments | Programs | Curricula | Data Acquisition Types | Program Maintenance | Target Maintenance | Pre-defined Reports | Customizable Reports | Service Code Tracking | Graphing | Calendar | Internal Messaging | Document Storage | Session Tracking | Interactive Materials | Role-based Access | Multimedia | Automatic Backups | Billing Prep | Real-time Data Monitoring
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About the Author
Dana Donaldson, BCBA, M.A. | Co-founder/Director of Aim High Impact | Author of ASCEND (Advanced Systematic Curriculum for Early Neural Development) ABA Curriculum
As Mundo Pato’s Director of Design for UnitusTI, we’ve long known how exceptional Dana is at autism therapy program design. She received her Master of Arts from Columbia University in Special Education Behavioral Disorders and has spent nearly twenty years as program director, clinical director and owner of therapy practices across the west coast. Her skill at creating successful programs out of traditional ABA methodology led her to establish the ASCEND Advanced Systematic Curriculum for Early Neural Development, which she uses every day in her own autism and special needs therapy center Aim High Impact in Beaverton, Oregon.