In-home Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Meeting the individual behavioral and learning needs of the people we serve

Our mission is to developing programs and strategies to meet the individual behavioral and learning needs of the people we serve through data-driven treatment, effective and responsive communication and careful analysis of programming by skilled, experienced therapists.

In-Home and School District ABA Consultation

Summit Behavioral Services’ Field Consulting Services employs the largest number of Board Certified Behavior Analysts in Kansas City, who supervise dozens of well-trained ABA Line Staff. Our staff have a variety of experiences, and we work hard to match the skills of our staff with the needs of each client. We strive to provide the best supports and services to families in the Kansas City metropolitan area, ranging from very young children to adolescents and adults. We consider ourselves the best providers in the area in providing ABA training in a family-friendly format. We understand that it is our job to develop the supports that fit the needs of the family, in a comfortable and useful way.

Early Childhood ABA Clinic

Our clinic for pre-school aged children, the Summit Center for Child Development, serves newly-diagnosed children on the autism spectrum. Our mission is to provide communication, social, and play skills training in a natural preschool-like setting, developing the skills necessary for children to enter their school districts at Kindergarten, in the least restrictive school setting, and experiencing more success at an early stage, a key component in developing a lifetime of learning. Our clinic is carefully supervised by Dr. Lisa Rusinko, a BCBA with years of experience and training in early childhood education and behavior analysis.

Day School

Our school is supervised by two of Kansas City’s most well-respected and experienced Behavior Analysts, Dr. Tammy Kravits, PhD, BCBA-D, and Cole March, BCaBA. As the Clinical Director, Tammy provides program and behavior supports for our students, and Cole, our Center Director, provides leadership for our ABA Implementer staff as well as logistical support for districts and families. Please see the Achievement Center’s webpage for more information.

Our private day school, the Summit Achievement Center, opened in May of 2014, and is located in the Northland at 169 Highway and Vivion Road. We are a Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) approved placement for students at risk due to their behavior. Our focus is on developing the individualized supports they need at our school, but also to work in partnership with the district to provide professional development and training in Applied Behavior Analysis so that the student may one day return to their own school district. By providing support and training to schools, we are able to build the districts’ future capacity to successfully serve challenging students, creating a win-win-win outcome for students, their families, and school their school districts.

Professional Development

Although Summit Behavioral Services has provided professional development opportunities to school districts and other agencies since it’s beginning, we are now pleased to offer a formal portfolio of trainings for school districts and other entities seeking meaningful training and follow up support within their own agency. Professional development is a requirement for nearly all professionals who work with children with exceptional needs. Our years of experience in working hand-in-hand with teachers, paraprofessionals, building administrators, and district directors gives us a unique perspective on the training needs of these professionals that other providers may not recognize. Our Summit Professional Development team knows the difficulty and downside of “spray and pray” workshops and seminars that, while marketed as the answer districts are seeking, are really lacking effectiveness due to limited follow up and support from the trainers.

Summit Behavioral Services looks forward to the opportunity to be of service.

Contact us today about consultation services, insurances accepted, our Early Childhood ABA Clinic

Summit Behavioral Services looks forward to the opportunity to be of service.

Contact us today about consultation services, insurances accepted, our Early Childhood ABA Clinic