ABA therapy tailored to your family’s needs.
Our highly educated and trained professional team of behavior analysts and technicians are the subject matter experts in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. Our decade of experience using ABA to treat thousands of children on the spectrum has taught us what works and what doesn’t.
At the same time, we recognize that you’re the expert regarding your individual child and family dynamics. That’s why we view ABA therapy as a collaborative effort between our experts and your family members. We’ll partner with you to create an environment that promotes meaningful learning opportunities and experiences that work for your child, rather than simply apply what has worked for others.
By working closely together, we can create a treatment plan and environment that meets your family’s specific goals and priorities. We’ll focus on the progress that matters most to you and your child.
ABA At Home
We work with your child in the environment where problem behaviors occur.
Our experience has shown that children require minimal prompting when absorbing and applying new skills in their natural environment, whether it’s at home, at school, or in the community. Naturally, and almost invisibly, they learn how to talk, play, learn, and socialize.
For children impacted by autism and other related disorders, these skills may be more challenging to learn and apply. Our team of professionals will work with your child in his/her natural environment, interacting and providing cues and feedback to advance your child’s ability to learn and process new skills.
By collaborating with other professionals in school, home, community and/or center-based settings, we can gain a better understanding of what triggers certain behaviors. We can then improve your child’s responses to stimuli and teach the application of new skills and behavior adjustments.
ABA in the Classroom
Partnering with teachers yields greater success.
We view teachers as an essential part of your child’s “circle of support.” That’s why we work to assist them in creating the best environment for your child. When the classroom environment is disrupted, it’s difficult for the teacher to pause and work individually with a student.
Our experience demonstrates that behavioral changes made through true internalized learning cannot be rushed. The encouragement of full skill acquisition through shadowing in the classroom is a key part of our treatment plan.
How we can help
Partnering with the family improves outcomes.
Full realization of your child’s capabilities requires a team effort. It’s essential to collaborate and cooperate. As the parents and family, you are the center of our team. We’ll surround you with caring, passionate professionals trained in ABA therapy.
Our emphasis is on providing you with the information you need to make the best decision for you, your child, and the rest of your family. Once the assessment process is complete, our team will prepare an individualized treatment plan to achieve the agreed upon goals for your child.
Though every plan is unique to the child and his/her environment, each plan emphasizes functional skills and behaviors that allow your child to gain independence and achieve success in both the short- and long term. Depending on the age and functional level of your child, we’ll use ABA to address areas such as communication, socialization, self-care, and play, as well as improve the behaviors and habits critical to academic learning.
Working intensively in the classroom and other natural environments, our highly trained and educated clinical team:
- Access the child’s skills and any family concerns to determine initial treatment goals
- Engage the child using discrete trial teaching, which involves breaking down teachable items into small tasks, taught in highly structured ways
- Record behaviors, along with antecedents and consequences, so that teachers and support staff can learn how to prevent undesirable behaviors and promote effective reinforcement
- Emphasize continual encouragement and positive reinforcement as primary motivators
- Draw upon a child’s strengths to make learning simpler, less frustrating, and pleasantly engaging
- Instruct teachers, support staff, and parents how to apply ABA so that your child’s learning is consistent and ongoing
ABA Program Management
Once your child’s assessment is complete, and we’ve developed a treatment plan together, we will determine a schedule of recommended therapy visits per week. Research indicates that engaging your family in applying ABA theory and interventions creates as many opportunities as possible for your child to learn and practice new skills. Our goal is to help you, as a family, provide effective, consistent, and reinforced learning opportunities outside the therapy sessions. This will further advance your child’s progress.
Collaboration is essential to our interdisciplinary process.
Our commitment to collaboration extends to internal and external team members, including psychologists, pediatricians, and other practitioners as needed or desired by you. We’ll also work closely with educational and recreational staff members and other therapy disciplines such as OT, ST, and PT.
All team members, including you, are invited to monitor the collaborative therapy activity for effectiveness. In addition, all team members and families will have 24/7 access to data collection and progress notes via an online electronic client record.
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