ABA therapy will incorporate many aspects of your child’s life. It will allow you to capitalize on their strengths and preferences to acquire meaningful change. It focuses on consistency to maintain the desired change. ABA therapy is about the daily teaching of small chunks of behavior while maximizing each moment as a learning opportunity. We are here to equip families with the tools necessary to help their children progress and make meaningful changes. At a glance, it may seem to be a complicated process; that is why we are here to help each step of the way. ABA is applied in every aspect of life. Our wish and hope are to provide the tools necessary to help bring up your child so they can live a successful life.
Important Skill Sets
Most sets of skills are complex; it incorporates many steps that might seem impossible to teach to your child. Each skill set will be individualized by breaking it down into small pieces that are adequate for your child to learn.
Language and Communication
Language development is targeted in a way that is functional to the child. Requesting wants and needs, verbal comprehension and reasoning, and advanced concept formation such as perspective-taking, to name a few.
Play, Leisure and Social Skills
Social skills programs teach how to play independently, identify interests and hobbies, engage in pretend play, increase social awareness and empathy, teach conversation skills, and cooperative play and work.
Social Emotional Skills
Social emotional skills focuses on emotional flexibility, awareness of emotions and physical sensations, identifying triggers for negative emotions and self-regulation, and identifying life values that lead to appropriate decision making.
Living and Vocational Skills
These critical skills are taught with the goal of independent living in adulthood in mind. Personal hygiene, domestic skills, safety skills, health skills, and training in vocational skills for employment are some of which will be emphasized. The aim is to develop important life skills and a quality of life.
During the first 10-15 minutes of the session, the RBT sets up materials and pairs with your child. The RBT will then start to work with your child based on the assigned skill on the treatment plan. “Work” might look like playing, conversations, or going out in the community but the target skills are embedded in the activities the RBT will be presenting. The RBT will consistently collect data; every time a challenging behavior happens, or a target skill is ran.
How do you determine the goals for the child?
Based on the function (purpose) of your child’s behaviors and the skill deficit dictated by the initial assessment.
How is progress evaluated? How often do you re-evaluate your goals?
Each month your child’s BCBA will review the progress from the data collected in session and determine which goals are mastered or continue to require training. Based on this review, the BCBA will determine whether to add or remove goals for further complex skillset to be built.
Do you considered input from the parents?
Absolutely! During parent training sessions, we will go over any input you have, any challenging situations, or any skills you would like us to work on.