About Us

The mission of BTS is to better the lives of children with developmental delays and behavior issues throughout Cleveland's Westside. Our mission is accomplished by providing both high-quality individualized instruction and small-group Social Skills intervention to children with delays (with or without a diagnosis), and by training the parents and professionals who facilitate their learning. Evidence-based practices are used by our clinicians in a fun, proactive learning environment. 

 

Our staff provides proactive solutions to skill deficits and problem behaviors in order to maintain high levels of motivation in our students. Naturalistic ABA is used when repetition is needed. For our short-term behavior consultation families, our staff conducts an observation and indirect assessment of the student, and then helps the parents and/or teacher think about new approaches to treat the reported concerns.

About the Director

Breakthrough Therapy Services, LLC (formerly Behavior Consulting Services) was founded in 2013 by Christine Jurik, M.A., BCBA, COBA, a licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Since 1999, she has worked as a Behavior Therapist for children and adolescents with various developmental delays. Her vast clinical experiences at the Cleveland Clinic, Bellefaire JCB's Monarch School, WMU Center for Autism in Michigan, UW Autism Center in Seattle, and Cornerstone Therapies in California have resulted in extensive training with well-renowned clinical psychologists and behavior analysts.

 

BTS's Founder/Director has co-published articles with lead Behavior Analysis researchers Jim Carr and Linda LeBlanc, and worked full-time with Sally Rogers and Geraldine Dawson as a Research Scientist & Lead Clinician on the NIMH-funded study "Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism". This two-year study was funded by a grant awarded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Studies to Advance Autism Research & Treatment. The ESDM is now a published curriculum and evidenced-based treatment methodology for toddlers and preschoolers.

 

 

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