Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy is an intensive Behavior Management Program. Treatments are directed at reducing significant Maladaptive Behaviors while helping a child acquire the necessary replacement and Adaptive Behaviors.
ABA Assessment and Treatment Approaches:
FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIOR ASSESSMENTS
Functional Behavior Assessments are performed to assess your child’s strengths and challenges, to develop goals, and create a program plan for reducing Maladaptive Behaviors while teaching essential Functional Replacement Behaviors and Skills. Both Parent Training Assessments and Intensive Intervention Assessments are completed in the child’s home or at our clinic.
Our Behavior therapists work directly with parents to teach basic principles of ABA, including the conclusion of assessment and how to evaluate their child’s behavior in the future. Our behavior therapists support and guide the families through the intervention program while empowering them to reach a high level of parenting effectiveness.
Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT)
Intensive Early Intervention programs such as Discrete Trial Teaching are intensive treatments designed to assist individuals with Developmental Disabilities, such as Autism. This treatment involves teaching a variety of skills that people with disabilities may not pick up naturally. Programs often start by developing Pre-Learning Skills (sitting, attending, looking at trainer), Social Skills (looking at people, talking and interacting with them appropriately), Safety Skills (ability to state name, address, and phone number) and Basic Concepts (colors, letters, numbers). Children who are non-verbal may be taught to speak, use sign language, or use other communication devices. After these basics are comprehended, higher-level skills are taught.
Adaptive Skills Training (AST)
This program implements instruction that is evidence-based, person-centered, and age-appropriate. Adaptive Skills Training services teach children and young adults to become as independent in activities of daily living as one would expect a developmentally typical person of the same age. It enhances the following adaptive skill areas of:
- Social Skills
- Health and Safety
- Self-Help Skills (Hygiene)
- Functional Academics
- Community Integration/Participation (accessing public transportation and other community resources)
- Home Living
- Functional Communication