Since 2011, Positive Pathways has provided therapy for children on the autism spectrum. We are a family-owned and family-centered practice serving San Francisco, Contra Costa, and Alameda counties in California. Our compassionate, experienced staff use applied behavior analysis (ABA) to help your child learn, grow, and thrive.
The Positive Pathways Difference
At Positive Pathways, we celebrate each child’s unique abilities. By using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and our fun, play-based approach, we engage your child in the process. Our board-certified behavior analysts create personalized, research-based services for your child’s unique needs, ensuring that strong relationships and joy are always at the forefront of our work. We attribute our success to our focus on child-led ABA in real-life settings. Our sincere dedication to collaboration and connecting with families lets each child flourish. We believe every child should have the chance to learn, grow, and thrive.
Every child is unique. We serve children on the autism spectrum and those with other developmental disabilities with a passion and expertise for early intervention. By using fun, engaging methods backed by science, we can help your child overcome challenging behaviors and develop new skills. Research shows that early intervention is crucial to long-term improvements in quality of life, including daily living skills, social and play skills, and communication. The relationship between parents and therapists is also key to the success of early interventions. When the family is involved, whether through participating in ABA sessions or using strategies at home, children thrive. Therefore, Positive Pathways makes communication and collaboration with families a priority.
We use an integrative approach to create play-based, engaging programs. Pivotal Response Training (PRT), Verbal Behavior, and the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) target communication skills and social interactions, too. Natural Environment Training (NET) is also used in our program so that children can use their newly learned skills in a number of settings. Finally, Positive Pathways focuses on social skill development to help your child interact with his or her family and peers through sessions available at parks within the community.