Two-year-old Davian, who has Down Syndrome, is becoming more independent thanks to the hard work of staff at Dorothy Spainhour Child Development Center. He is feeding himself, following directions and interacting with classmates!
What is Applied Behavior Analysis?Our evidenced based approach is grounded in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), an approach that breaks down skills into small steps to teach systematically, based on each person's unique needs and strengths. ABA helps those with autism gain and improve skills across developmental areas. These include language and communication, social and play skills, functional and daily living skills, attention and focus, and academic earning. ABA decreases social problems and challenging behaviors, such as self-injury, and aggression.
ABA DIRECT TREATMENT SERVICES
In-Home ABA Services Designed to support individuals with autism and their families at home and in the community. Services and intervention plans are developed by a Licensed Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and implemented in the individual’s home, school, and community, if appropriate, by a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT).
Services include, but are not limited to, program planning, direct supervision/training of program staff, program updates, family training and 1:1 instruction.
Center Based ABA ServicesDesigned to support the assessment of skills, training of challenging skills in a less familiar and more controlled environment as well as the supervision of progress. In addition, the Center is often used to contrive opportunities for the development of social skills and group skills which are imperative to the child’s success in the classroom and community. This service is often delivered in conjunction with In-Home Services.
Our Centers are available from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday.
ABA SERVICE TYPE
ABA Direct Treatment ServiceABA interventions are provided in a one-to-one and/or small group setting and focus on the treatment of multiple affected developmental domains, such as cognitive, communicative, social, emotional, and adaptive functioning. These services are appropriate for young children, school-aged children, teens, and adults. Direct ABA treatment services range from a minimum of 15 hours a week up to 40 hours per. Caregiver involvement is required and critical for the child’s success.
Treatment components include:
Adaptive and self-care skills
Attending and social referencing
Coping and tolerance skills
Language and communication
Play and leisure skills
Reduction of interfering or inappropriate behaviors