Commoditization of services leaves families with few premier choices....Until now. Now there is Nexus Premier. With Nexus Premier, consultation by a master teacher and clinician is provided. Dr. Schnee will build and direct private, at-home, ABA programs for families for whom premier school options are unavailable or for those families who wish to side-step the constraints imposed by insurance companies or agencies. Dr. Schnee also offers , 'add-on', private consultative services to families who wish to layer in top-tier expertise to their existing programs. Comprehensive consultative services are also available to schools and larger agencies. Domestic and International consultation is available in-vivo or via TELA-DOCSCHNEE.
About Dr. Schnee
Alan Schnee, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Schnee earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Georgia State University and practices as a board certified behavior analyst, doctoral level.
He has been treating children with ASD for more than 25 years. With these years comes meticulous attention to detail, a deep understanding of what it takes for children to acquire language and other complex abilities and an exquisite sensitivity to children's tolerances and needs.
He is the former director and founder of Nexus Language Builders, a center-based, full-day, early intensive learning program formally in Verona, N.J.. Most recently, Dr. Schnee directed NAIS Israel. Dr. Schnee is recognized nationally and Internationally and has lectured and consulted domestically and internationally, building EIBI programs throughout the US and around the world.
Dr. Schnee, Author
Dr. Alan Schnee is co-author of Early Intervention for Children with Autism: Considerations. We illuminate analysis and synthesis and target a broad range of language abilities while also emphasizing the importance of looking beyond specific content, and illustrate how exercises can be employed to teach foundational capacities such as attention, memory, executive function and social awareness. Go to the TOC and Sample Exercises page and have a peek at what's inside.
Exceptional Parent Magazine, Dec. 2019
Autism Spectrum News, March, 2020
Association for Science in Autism Treatment May, 2020
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Learning and Engagement
Early learning for children is a social enterprise. It goes without saying, attunement- engagement-attention to others is necessary for learning. While children need to learn content, they also need to develop an awareness of others. At Nexus, we've developed strategies and platforms so that children come to regard and orient to others - to pay careful attention to them. We engineer things so that children come to regard our comings and goings, our gaze, points and reactions. At Nexus, children "check in", "check back" and "check us out" and learn to respond to US ... not only to SDs and reinforcers. Establishing and maintaining social awareness and social acuity is a foundational aspect of intervention at Nexus. To learn more about this go to the Autism Spectrum News article.
Learning Language while Solving Problems
At Nexus, we employ an active learning platform. Situations are contrived so that children learn to solve practical problems. This platform allows for teaching many things within the context of solving a ‘problem’...So that children also learn the names of things, the properties of the things , how precisely to use things, where to get the things they need should the problem come up again, to learn to ask for help as problems arise, to describe the problem, explain things, and to consider alternate solutions. Examples of how we do this are found in the ASAT article and our book.
"After meeting Dr Schnee and his staff, I felt hope. This was the only place that I had found that understood how to build language skills for her. In a short time, she went from screaming all day to having more appropriate interactions. It’s a long road with no finish line but I’m grateful for Nexus. They have given her the opportunity to access her environment and for me, the chance to experience her development. Time no longer stands still for us."
JZ, New Jersey