The level of service your loved one receives depends solely on their needs and what is feasible for the family. All services start with an assessment of skills in developmental milestone areas. The assessment, along with a family interview and records review, drives the development of the individualized learning and therapy plan.
The application of ABA therapy in the lives of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities supports their growth and development. By improving the lives of children, we have a direct impact on the quality of life of their family.
Applied Behavior Analysis involves many techniques for understanding and changing behaviors. ABA therapy can be adapted to meet the needs of each unique person, can be provided in many different locations, teaches skills that are useful in everyday life, and can involve one on one or group instruction.
The goal of an ABA program is to help each individual work on skills that will help them become more independent and successful now and in the future.
Concentrates on a small number of treatment goals with fewer hours of intervention (10-25 hours per week). A focused ABA program may involve increasing social behaviors, reducing severe behavior that should be prioritized over all other goals (i.e. self-injury, severe aggression etc.) while teaching replacement skills and may also be appropriate for individuals who lack basic functional skills (i.e. toileting, feeding etc,)
Targets multiple affected developmental domains such as cognitive, communicative, social, emotional and adaptive functioning. Maladaptive behaviors, such as noncompliance, tantrums, and stereotypy are also typically the focus of treatment. Due to the number of areas and goals these programs generally have more hours of interventions per week ranging from 30-40 hours.