Boy and therapist playing in lemonade stand, Natural Environment Training Space

A Personalized Approach to ABA Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy uses scientifically proven techniques and principles to bring about meaningful and positive changes in behavior brought on by autism spectrum disorder, taking into account how a person’s environment influences his or her behavior. Our compassionate and highly trained behavior analysts develop individualized ABA Therapy programs for children with autism, Down Syndrome, and related special needs that allow them to learn in their natural environments and are suited to their unique learning styles.

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What You Should Know About Our ABA Therapy

Our therapists work with individuals with autism, Down Syndrome, and related special needs to improve socially significant behaviors, which include but are not limited to:

  • Communication
  • Social skills
  • Academics
  • Reading
  • Compliance
  • Following routines
  • Transitions
  • Waiting
  • Accepting “no”
  • Tolerating delayed access to reinforcement

We also work on helping individuals develop adaptive living skills, such as:

  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Toileting
  • Dressing
  • Eating
  • Personal self-care skills
  • Domestic skills
  • Work skills

Our behavior analysts and therapists work on reducing common behaviors of children with special needs that are interfering with their ability to access social reinforcement, which include but are not limited to:

  • Physical aggression
  • Property destruction
  • PICA
  • Self-stimulatory behaviors
  • Elopement
  • Verbal aggression
  • Self-injury

We provide ABA Therapy:

  • In Our Clinics. Our clinics are designed as a Natural Environment Training Space, offering learners the chance to explore and interact with stimulating toys and novel activities. We provide quiet, individual workspaces, so children with autism and related disorders can begin to develop the ability to work in a classroom-like setting.
  • In Your Home. Our home-based services give clients the ability to learn and grow in the comfort of their own homes. Behavioral Therapists spend time designing each session so that skills are taught in new and fun ways, keeping learners on their toes and having fun. Home-based services are important to ensure the generalization of skills learned and to provide all family members a chance to observe ABA therapy sessions, while also learning techniques they can use too.
  • In School. Depending on what your child’s school allows, we offer several different approaches to collaborating with teachers. Our behavioral therapists can provide one-on-one shadowing to promote social interactions, facilitate compliance with classroom routines, help staff follow individualized behavior plans and utilize natural environment training to work on verbal behavior programs throughout the day. Our consultants can attend Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, create IEP goals, train staff and conduct classroom observations.

Parental involvement in ABA Therapy sessions is highly encouraged and recommended. We are in continuous communication with parents of individuals of autism and related disorders, and we offer special resources and programs for families:

Because each individual in the autism spectrum is unique, we develop personalized behavioral therapy plans for each client to track his or her progress:

  • Individual behavioral therapy plans and/or verbal behavior programs are developed after a thorough functional behavior assessment (FBA), a skills assessment, a sequential analysis (behavior chain analysis), an ecological assessment, and a look at existing evidenced-based behavioral models. Information gathered from these assessments is then used to develop an individual treatment plan based on how environmental factors, skill deficits and verbal behavior barriers influence the target behaviors in children with autism or related disorders.
  • To clearly assess baseline skills, create individualized programs and track progress after each session, our behavioral therapists systematically monitor each learner’s progress by using the VB-MAPP, the ABLLS-R or the Florida Sunshine State Standards

Our behavioral therapists teach skills and provide services that support inclusion:

  • Within our ABA Therapy sessions, we give children with autism, Down Syndrome, and related special needs the skills they need to participate in inclusion, such as social skills and following directions.
  • Our therapists can shadow children in an inclusion setting to help facilitate participation in an inclusion-based environment, such as at a school.
  • We run social skills groups in which we work with children on all of the necessary skills to have social relationships.