Promoting Learning Potential

Shapiro Educational & Behavioral Consultants in North Central Massachusetts provides Applied Behavior Analysis support for children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Diagnoses. Under the direction of Robert Shapiro, Ph.D., BCBA-D, we offer our services for families within a one-hour radius of Fitchburg. The goal at SEBC is to help every learner reach their full potential, and to maximize their enjoyment, independence, and participation in all aspects of life, including at home and in the community.

Potential Learning Targets

At SEBC, we provide support with a wide range of learning targets, with the goal of providing individualized support. There is no comprehensive list that could outline all of the potential learning targets we might work on with a given family; however, below is a partial list:


  • Collaborating in Teaching and Reinforcing Assistive Device Use
  • Collaborating in Reinforcing Sign Language Use
  • Reinforcing and Teaching Verbal/Vocal Communication Leisure Skills

Leisure Skills

  • Games
  • Hobbies
  • Sports

Activities of Daily Living

  • Dressing
  • Hair Brushing
  • Hand Washing
  • Household Chores
  • Showering
  • Toileting
  • Tooth Brushing

Social Skills

  • Eye Contact
  • Social Communication
  • Turn Taking

Behavior Management

  • Improving Distress Tolerance
  • Reducing Challenging Behavior
  • Teaching Coping Skills
  • Teaching Replacement Behavior

Vocational Skills

  • Supporting Skills Needed for Competitive Employment
  • Volunteerism

Executive Function Skills

  • Organization
  • Perspective
  • Planning
  • Time Management

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

- Nelson Mandela