Evaluation and Education Opportunities

In addition to all of the programs that St. Gerard House provides onsite at it’s campus in Hendersonville, there are numerous other opportunities that we provide offsite and in the home. St. Gerard House understands how hard it can be for families to travel in order to receive services. This is the reason why St. Gerard House began providing services outside of our main campus. Click the links below to learn more about the services that St. Gerard House provides.

Autism Center

Educational Opportunities

St. Gerard House offers trainings and educational opportunities for caregivers and educators. Below is a list of each available program with a short description, please call our office at 828-693-4223 to find out more.

Autism Treatment


St. Gerard House offers a variety of fee-based evaluations for those trying to understand more about their child’s specific skills and areas of improvement. Below is a list of each type of evaluation with a short description, please call our office at 828-693-4223 or email for more information and a current fee sheet.

On-site Guided Practice and Consultation

Providing on-site, individualized training of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, and any other staff participating in treatment. Also involves working directly with parents and teachers in their classrooms or home, to model, guide, and provide feedback on specific procedures based on ABA.

Direct 1:1 Services

Staff trained in the science of ABA implement individualized programs created by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, in a 1:1 direct format. Services are offered in the home and/or community.

Training on the Use of Behavioral Assessments for Professionals

These trainings teach staff to utilize behavioral assessments (e.g., VB-MAPP, ABLLS) to guide individual goals and curriculum.

Group Parent Trainings

Trainings are offered to family members on how to implement behavioral strategies in the home and community environments. Parent support groups accompany trainings in order to collaborate and offer support for parents experiencing similar issues as well.

Professional Trainings

Workshops based on the use of ABA in specific settings (e.g., school, day care, workplace) are offered at St. Gerard House in order to provide problem-solving ideas that are individualized to the location. Group rates must include at least ten professionals.

Needs Assessment

Often the first step in the planning process of intervention. It involves questionnaires, interviews, and direct observations of behavior(s) of concern. Individuals, family members, and teachers are included in the accumulation of accurate information needed to determine appropriate recommendations for skill deficits and interfering behaviors exhibited by the person of interest.

Ecological Assessment

A protocol of assessment that examines the complex interrelationships between an individual’s behavior and his many environments. It involves the collection of data and assessing behavior of the person of interest across multiple settings and people (e.g., home, school, community).

Functional Behavior Assessment

A systematic assessment system that obtains information for the explanation (function) of why a person demonstrates problematic behavior. Results of the assessment are used to guide the design of a behavior-specific intervention used for decreasing problematic behaviors and increasing appropriate replacement behaviors.

Formal Functional Skills Assessment

Criterion-referenced behavior assessments such as the ABLLS (Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills) and the VB-MAPP (Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program) are used to identify areas targeted in individual intervention programs and to guide IEP/ IFSP goals. In addition, various social skills and adaptive inventories are available to specifically identify social those that should be targeted for treatment.

Please note, we cannot provide an evaluation for the purpose of diagnosing your child. If you need to obtain a diagnosis and live in WNC, please contact the CDSA, Carolina Pediatric Therapy, or the Olson Huff Center.

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