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At Mini Milestones we have the expertise to assess infants and babies as young as 6 months old who are otherwise typically developing or are at risk for developmental delays (e.g., siblings with Autism or related developmental delays). Based on our assessment, our team of experts will develop recommendations for natural environment teaching strategies to target social, play, and language development. We utilize the science based, peer reviewed methodology known as Applied Behavior Analysis.

Our role is to be an advocate for you and your child and to collaborate with your pediatrician and other professionals that are supporting you and your family. We want to empower you to support your infant to meet the foundational skills that lead to growth.

We have offices in South Florida, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, Colorado, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Tennessee.

Our Services

Consultation

We provide one on one guidance with all caregivers that come in contact with your child. Our team will provide strategies and tools for you and your family on how to play and teach your baby using techniques that have been proven effective to build developmental skills.

Parent Training

The primary objective of our training is educating parents, caregivers and other professionals as well as improve the quality of services that any one child is receiving across environments.

Direct Service

We are committed to providing quality services to help improve the lives of infants and toddlers and their families. The systematic method for assessment and intervention used by our team allows us to develop the most successful strategies to teach new skills.

Meet the Team

Jamie Bassos

M.S., BCBA

Katie Chiet

PT, DPT

Brittney Spiker

M.A., M.S., BCBA, LBA

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Continuum Mini Milestones shared a post.3 weeks ago
EVERY SLP, early intervention BCBA, pediatrician, teacher, pediatric therapist/interventionist, and parent needs to see this and know the difference between milestones and averages.

BOTH of these are important to know and consider when looking at a child’s development, and it’s critical to know the difference. Why?

Because many parents (and pediatricians) are interpreting milestones as averages and as a result, children in need of assessment and likely intervention are NOT getting referred. In fact, when you look up milestones on the Mayo Clinic and WebMD they are EASILY confused as averages as they use phrases like “say as many as 10 words!” - as if that was a lot. This leads parents to think their children are “not that far behind” when they have less words than the milestone- when in fact, the child could be significantly behind.

So please understand milestones are minimums and if your child is at or below that level, they in the bottom 10% of kids their age- which means intervention is most likely needed. It’s also important to understand the average isn’t a maximum, it’s what 50% of children are able to do- so half of the children at that age are even higher than that number.

If your child is at or below the milestones listed below, please consider a speech and language evaluation!
Continuum Mini Milestones
Continuum Mini Milestones shared a post.4 weeks ago
More than 20 years of hard work has payed off. Thank you to the participating children, their families and to the great staff at UK Young Autism Project.
Continuum Mini Milestones
Continuum Mini Milestones shared a post.4 weeks ago
Parents are always wondering what they can do at home to help their child talk more. One SUPER EASY thing you can do is the “one up”. This doesn’t take any planning OR extra time- and you can do it while you do whatever you are already doing! Here are some ideas to get you started!
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Continuum Mini Milestones shared a post.4 weeks ago
New study finds that autism can be RELIABLY diagnosed at 14 months. A HUGE difference from the national average age of diagnosis which is 4 years. My biggest tip to parents: find someone who has a LOT of experience, and if you are doing testing at a young age, make sure they are also familiar with that age. If you aren’t comfortable with the initial results, a second opinion is a good idea!
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Continuum Mini Milestones4 weeks ago
Here's some information to help you make the most of every aspect of your toddler's growth and development between 12 and 36 months.

https://www.healthyfamiliesbc.ca/home/articles/topic/toddlers-12-36-months

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