Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) serves as our treatment foundation. Research and development over 30 years have shown that ABA is the most effective treatment for children with autism. ABA is a combination of behavior management, systematic instruction, and generalization, building upon successes and reinforcing correct responses to ensure growth. One-to-One discrete trial is supplemented with other advanced behavioral techniques to ensure maximum skill acquisition and generalization. Approaches and assessments may include, but are not limited to:
LOVAAS Discrete Trial
LOVAAS Educational Intervention
DELAWARE AUTISM PROGRAM PECS
FREEMAN/DAVIS Teach Me Language
KOEGAL/KOEGAL Pivotal Behaviors:
Motivation (Functional Activities
Responding to Multiple Cues, and
ASSESSMENT OF BASIC LEARNING AND LANGUAGE SKILLS (ABLLS)
VERBAL BEHAVIOR MILESTONES ASSESSMENT AND PLACEMENT PROGRAM (VB-MAPP)
PEAK RELATIONAL TRAINING SYSTEM
There are several areas of growth in which we work with your child. Each child’s program is individualized for his/her needs.
Through our guidance using Applied Behavior Analysis, families can begin to understand difficult behaviors and help their children learn better ways to negotiate the world.
We use Best Practice Approaches to assess and develop strategies individualized for each child as they reach key milestones both intellectually and emotionally.
We work in conjunction with schools and private therapists to assess, enhance, and develop receptive and expressive language. Systems may include visual strategies (PECS), functional sign language, and language-based curriculum using highly effective verbal behavior approaches.
INTERACTION WITH PEERS
Friendship is important. We understand how difficult it is for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to “fit in” and feel socially connected. Our emphasis on individualized assessment and use of toy Play, Social Skills Conversation Skills Emotional Exploration, and Friendship Curriculum incorporating peer groups and siblings enhances understanding and increases positive interaction opportunities.
INFORMATION AND REFERRAL
At all times, parents are a dynamic part of the therapy process. We continue to share resources with families and assist in referral or collaboration with other professionals. Families help develop and learn how to use effective behavioral communication.
We utilize the most effective educational interventions based on continuous assessment of the child’s needs and strengths. Target behaviors are identified and clearly defined with developmentally appropriate measurable criteria.