Add ABA to your child's therapy plan
Do you have a child or client that you have been working with for months and progress seems to be slowing down? Maybe you haven't been able to target your therapeutic goals at all because the child has other barriers to learning that impact the session. Barriers to learning include challenging behavior, not being able to sit for planned activities, lack of eye contact, and lack of age appropriate play skills to name a few. These barriers can get in the way of targeting the main components of therapy, thus slowing progress or seeing no skill acquisition.
Over the years, I have personally seen children in early intervention therapies make slow or no progress. Although they were working with awesome, well trained professionals, barriers stalled their learning. This can be especially true for children on the Autism Spectrum and those with other special needs.
"Today, ABA is widely recognized as a safe and effective treatment for autism. It has been endorsed by a number of state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Surgeon General and the New York State Department of Health. Over the last decade, the nation has seen a particularly dramatic increase in the use of ABA to help persons with autism live happy and productive lives. In particular, ABA principles and techniques can foster basic skills such as looking, listening and imitating, as well as complex skills such as reading, conversing and understanding another person’s perspective." Autism Speaks
ABA will address the core deficits to the child's learning and structure tasks that follow the child's motivations. These changes make a world a difference in overcoming barriers and getting to the "meat" of the child's program.
Professionals working with children with special needs are specialists. They each have their specialty and when they work collaboratively ,they'll see clients make progress. Progress that impacts the daily life of the child and family in a positive way! Applied Behavior Analysis will focus on the core deficits impeding the child's progress, thus helping them make gains across different therapies, people, and environments.
Contact a Board Certified Behavior Analyst to discuss how adding ABA may benefit your child!