The Learning Tree –


Q: Please describe your practice/company’s area of ​​expertise.

A: For nearly 40 years, The Learning Tree has demonstrated a high rate of success using the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) approach in educational programs and in managing the most serious behaviors.

Teaching based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a highly specialized form of education that addresses children’s skill deficits to equip them with the skills to participate effectively in the rest of their educational career, as well as in the life. It is a systematic process requiring continuous data collection, trial and error, and data-based decision making, in addition to highly structured teaching procedures.

Q: What kind of services and/or products do you offer?

A: The Learning Tree offers a community residential option for children and teens ages 6-21 who have significant behavioral issues. Their educational services are delivered at one of our community school campuses. Individualized instructional programs are delivered in a stimulating and supportive environment using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Our program provides each child with 24-hour care in a family setting tailored to their unique and special needs. Other services include vocational training, advanced medical services, applied behavior analysis, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, dietary services and more. Residential programs are in Jacksonville, Birmingham, Tallassee and Mobile. Educational services are certified by the Alabama Department of Education. Homes are certified by the Alabama Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. Preschool services are also available through The Little Tree Preschools located in Huntsville and Anniston. Little Tree Preschools are inclusive educational programs for children with developmental challenges alongside their typically developing peers. Growing Independence Behavioral Services (GIBS) clinics are established in Birmingham, Anniston, Montgomery and Mobile. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy in a clinical setting is offered to preschool and school-aged children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Q: What is your admissions policy?

A: The Learning Tree adheres to an open admissions policy whereby children are admitted to the program regardless of religion, race, nationality, economic background or ethnic origin. The Learning Tree accepts referrals from private children and referrals from other sources of health services and educational programs. For more information on the admissions process, visit


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