Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach for discovering environmental variables that reliably influence socially significant behavior. We use the power of positive reinforcement to increase positive behaviors and to decrease challenging behaviors. ABA has been proven to be most effective when started early in the intervention process.
Clinicians and parents work together to develop early intervention programs specific to each participant. We use the child’s strengths and interests to teach goals and skills. Our early intervention program is designed to meet the needs of children ages 2-6, who have been diagnosed with a developmental disability.
We use the principles of ABA to increase language and communication skills, as well as improve attention, focus, social skills, memory, and motor skills.
In this program:
- Children work 1:1 with a highly trained Behavioral Technician on individualized goals that are based on formal assessment
- Children receive 15 to 40 hours a week of direct therapy from our staff depending on availability and insurance limitations
- Parents are required to collaborate with clinicians regarding their child’s treatment
Our Early Intervention Program Team consists of one or more Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) who will guide treatment, as well as Behavior Technicians and other professionals.
Early diagnosis and an early intervention program for very young children with autism is effective for improving IQ, language ability, and social interaction.