Comprehensive ABA therapy is the most commonly recognized treatment for individuals diagnosed with ASD worldwide. It can range between 25-40 hours per week for one on one therapy in children aged 3 or older. In this comprehensive treatment, skills are addressed across all developmental domains such as language and communication, cognition, emotional, social, adaptive, daily living skills, and challenging behaviors.
Comprehensive ABA is typically provided to early learners for early intensive intervention. The number of hours will depend on the child's skill level and needs. The main goal is to close the gap between the child's skill level and their developing peers.
We use high-quality treatments for ABA therapy that are evidence-based. We like to use a variety of methods such as Precision Teaching, Discrete Trial Training, and Naturalist Training. All of these methods are used with a focus on positive reinforcement. These strategies encourage the replacement of undesirable and potentially harmful behaviors into new alternative positive behaviors.
Before writing an individualized treatment plan for ABA, we assess the child’s skill repertoires. This is necessary for developing appropriate and effective goals based on our foundational knowledge of information from the results of the assessment. WBS will choose an assessment tool based on the needs of the child to ensure the most effective treatments.
Commonly used assessments are Promoting Emergence of Advanced Knowledge (PEAK), Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills- Revised (ABLLS-R), the Verbal Behavior- Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP), Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS), and more.
There is no one else that knows their child better than the family! So, we take that insight and pair it with the tools and professional knowledge that ABA providers have for evidence-based interventions and create a high quality individualized plan for the child. We will collaborate with the family and share our knowledge of ABA to increase the likelihood of more positive outcomes.
Parent Training and consultation can include sharing ABA tools for skill acquisition, discussing behavior of concerns, supporting with behavioral goals, and more.
When it comes to ABA, parent involvement is key for successful generalization of skills.
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