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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the study and analysis of behavior as it relates to the natural environment. Utilizing this evidence-based, best practice standard, 1:1 programs are developed to decrease challenging behaviors and increase socially significant skills. To maximize outcomes, each child’s ABA therapy programs are individually designed and utilize data-based decisions to ensure individualized acceleration of learning.
Speech & Communication Therapy
Children with a diagnosis of Autism often exhibit a speech and language delay. When looking at a child’s outcome, a family’s first priority is to work with a Speech Language Pathologist (Speech Therapist) to increase expressive, receptive and social skills. Integrating Speech Therapy skills into our programs allows continuous practice as a part of ABA therapy. Integrating Speech Therapy into our ABA therapy programs allows our children to practice language in naturally occurring settings that can easily be translated to a child’s natural environment such as a home or school setting. We utilize Speech Therapy as part of our ABA programs to target Expressive Language, Receptive Language, Problematic Language, & Social Skills.
We acknowledge the importance of integrating related services into Applied Behavior Analysis programs. Integrating Occupational Therapy skills into many of our programs allows continuous practice as a part of ABA therapy programming. Across our locations, we serve many children with difficulty effectively receiving, processing, and responding to sensory information. By collaborating with Occupational Therapy professionals, we are able to identify and address these challenges so that children may become for tolerant of these sensory experiences. OT can help children strengthen skills that are needed in everyday life and can help target skills related to play, school preparation, and daily living.
How can ABA help your child?
Our goal is simple – provide the best possible intervention to children with autism.
Appropriate Play & Leisure Skills
Feeding Therapy & Eating Skills
Functional Living & Life Skills
Transitions to School
Natural Environment Training
Fine Motor and Gross Motor Skills
Center Based Therapy
Research defines quality ABA programming as 1:1 services implemented 30-40 hours per week. It is shown that quality programming is best obtained via a center-based ABA model. Center-based services have been shown to have significantly higher staff supervision and training, higher rates of exposure to peers, higher guarantee of a full-time schedule, and an overall much higher caregiver satisfaction.
The Right Environment
Naturalistic teaching takes the play activities children love such as racing scooters, building blocks, or going on a pretend bug hunt into meaning learning opportunities. Naturalistic teaching fills every minute of the child’s day with learning through observation and imitation within play. Consequences are embedded naturally as children sing, color, and bear-crawl through their day. Generalization of skills leading to lasting skill mastery is intentionally implemented through activities, settings, and people.