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February 2024

Missions Trip 2024
TOC Published
Speech Series
Valentines Day
Camp ABA

Oxford Center Employees on a Mission

In a heartfelt initiative, some employees from The Oxford Center are teaming up with Fundacion Rescate for a mission trip to Sucua, Ecuador. Focused on addressing child abuse, the team is aiding in constructing a foster home and engaging with children through uplifting programs. They will also provide essential training in trauma and counseling for staff and families, working towards healing and rebuilding with a foundation in Jesus Christ. Support their mission by contributing to GoFundMe pages set up by employees JeAnnah Dawod AbouAssaly and Elisabeth Siebert. Your help directly impacts the lives of those in need, bringing hope and healing to Sucua, Ecuador.

The Oxford Center Published!

The Oxford Center (TOC) is excited to announce the recent publication of two manuscripts in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science examining the effects of applied behavior analysis (ABA) on general cumulative target behaviors with autistic individuals. The two papers measured 90+ autistic individuals who received ABA therapy at TOC over four months, from March 2023 through July 2023. The studies looked at progress in developmental delays with skill acquisition, tracking success in acquiring new skills. Our research found statistically significant improvements in speech, nonverbal communication, social skills, and day-to-day living tasks. We also discovered significant reductions in problematic behaviors, like temper tantrums, aggression, and self-injurious behaviors.  

Paper #1 – “Examining the Effects of Discrete Trials, Mass Trials, and Naturalistic Environment Training on Autistic Individuals Using Repeated Measures” (3-Month Snapshot) 

Paper #2 – “Impact of Applied Behavior Analysis on Autistic Children Target Behaviors: A Replication Using Repeated Measures” (1-Month Snapshot)

The Speech Series

Exciting News! New Series Alert at The Oxford Center! 

We are thrilled to introduce our latest endeavor at The Oxford Center – a captivating series featuring our skilled Speech-Language Pathologists! Join us on this enlightening journey as we kick off the series with an exploration into the fundamental question, “What is a Speech Language Pathologist?”

Get ready for a series filled with insights, expertise, and a deeper understanding of the world of speech pathology. Whether you’re interested in the field or simply curious, our series promises to be an engaging and informative ride. Stay tuned for more episodes, each offering a unique perspective and valuable information. Your journey into the realm of speech and language development starts here!

Valentine’s Day!

The Village of TOC celebrated the season of love with a touch of delectable indulgence. Our gluten-free offerings showcased a delightful array of flavors, featuring exquisite chocolate and white chocolate raspberry mousse bombs, along with charming mini cakes in chocolate, strawberry, and red velvet. Delighted in the romance-infused experience of savoring our decadent chocolate-covered strawberries. We experienced the joy of sharing delightful moments as we believed in the simplicity of making Valentine’s Day truly special for you and your loved ones through our carefully crafted gluten-free delights. We sincerely hope you enjoyed what The Village of TOC had to offer on Valentine’s Day.

Don’t worry! If you have not ordered one of these Valentine’s treats, they will be available from now until Thursday to order with the last day to pickup being Friday!

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Camp ABA

For many children with autism, summertime is a disruption to a much-needed routine and a loss of learning. That’s why The Oxford Center has designed Camp ABA, a summer ABA program directed towards school-age children to help them continue learning and expand their social and emotional growth while school is out!

Every week, Camp ABA will have a different theme with fun activities for kids to take part in! Keep an eye on our social media to see what other cool activities we have planned!