Nurture and Nature’s programs are based on Applied Behavior Analysis and other evidence-based practices. 

Specializing in Discrete Trial Training, Language Acquisition, Pivotal Response Treatment, Functional Communication Training, Verbal Behavior, Behavior Analysis, Play Skills, Social Skills, Adaptive Skills Training and Parent Education, Nurture & Nature’s clinical programs are tailor built to serve the diverse needs of our clients.

We utilize daily family and community activities to provide individualized teaching and instruction. This may include modeling, role-playing, shaping, chaining, and errorless learning to insure that consumers and their families are receiving the most valuable instructional opportunities possible.

ABA basic principles




Stimulus Control: Discrimination and Generalization

Respondent Conditioning

Task Analysis


ABA procedures to establish new behavior


Video Modeling

Pivotal Response Training

Prompt hierarchy and transfer of stimulus control


Behavior skills training


ABA procedures to increase desirable behavior and decrease undesirable behavior

Differential Reinforcement of Incompatible Behavior

Functional Communication Training

Differential Reinforcement of Alternative Behavior

Differential Reinforcement of Other Behavior

Differential Reinforcement of High/Low Rates

Antecedent Manipulations


Parent Training Groups–16 hours

Nurture & Nature will collaborate our work with Regional Centers to provide parent-training groups for families while increasing skills with Applied Behavior Analysis to create the necessary knowledge foundation for a more effective assessment and successful ABA program.  We work to connect families with community resources that will serve their interests and expand access to resources.


Intensive Behavior Intervention Services

Nurture & Nature will provide one-to-one instruction delivered in a shared, structured format with opportunities for family members to apply their emerging and developing skills.  These services will emphasize teaching and learning about behavioral reduction and skill acquisition for the client and his or her family.  Also, the intervention services will engage parents, guardians, grandparents, and/or siblings to assist in the application of instruction and emphasize training families to acquire skills when managing interfering behaviors and teaching new, functionally equivalent replacement behaviors.


Discrete Trial Training / Pivotal Response Treatment

We recognize the need to provide Discrete Trial Training and Pivotal Response Treatment for early intervention as an effective empirically validated teaching strategy for our clients. Services will target consumer’s skill deficits in the areas of eye contact, play skills, receptive language, expressive language, pre-academics, social skills, cognitive sequencing, attention span, fine and gross motors skills, expansion of food repertoire, creating flexibility, independent living skills, as well as decreasing inappropriate behaviors and increasing replacement behaviors through skill acquisition.