Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy is an evidence-based therapy in which behavior modifications are consistently applied and rewarded to make a meaningful change in overall behavior.
The signs of autism vary from child to child, as does the timing of those signs. The following are core signs, symptoms and behaviors of children affected by autism.
Autism is a Spectrum Disorder, which means that it affects each child differently. Every child has a unique set of characteristics, and each child's ability to communicate, process, socialize and manage behavior will vary.
Indirectly, yes. While we cannot teach school subjects like math or science, your BCBA can implement a program to work on skills that support completion of homework. For example, we cannot "teach" long division; however, we can work on tolerating a difficult task, asking for help, or remaining seated for a specified duration while completing non-preferred tasks. These skills are taught by using tasks such as homework and chores.
No they can not. However, your BCBA can provide information related to programs/skills being addressed in ABA therapy sessions, data related to those programs, and information regarding how various programs are ran. For example, if we are working on tolerating a difficult task for a specified duration, your BCBA can speak to the procedure used during ABA therapy to accomplish this. Your BCBA cannot instruct or provide any direct guidance on implementing programs or managing behavior within the classroom.
Autism Spectrum Disorder can only be diagnosed by licensed professionals. Unofficial tests that provide indicators exist, and can help provide a barometer for you.
There are 5 typical steps in order for a child to receive ABA therapy. Life Skills Autism Academy can help you navigate this process and support you along the way.
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Behavior Analysis has been studied for decades, however ABA Therapy has been growing for approximately 40 years.
ABA therapy is the single most effective treatment for children with ASD and the only treatment shown to lead to substantial, lasting improvements in the lives of children with autism.
Yes, if you wish. The Behavior Technician can provide assistance with behavior management, following directions, social interactions, etc. during these appointments. The individual providers may require you to sign a release for the Behavior Technician to be in the room based on their policies.
No. The Behavior Technician is not able to go on vacations or trips. There are resources available that provide respite services that you might be eligible for.
Services at our Life Skills Autism Academy are provided from 9am-5pm, and all clients are expected to be enrolled 4-5 days per week. While we are not a "daycare" we do provide our therapy services during similar hours.
Our Life Skills Autism Academy is specifically designed Early Intensive Behavior Intervention (EIBI) which is structured on working with children from 18 months old to 5 years old.
Life Skills has a team of Supervising Clinicians and Behavior Technicians who are fluent in English, Spanish and Arabic. Depending on your insurance and the specific needs of the client and/or family, Life Skills can often identify and leverage translation companies to accommodate most languages.
Life Skills Autism Academy is currently located in 3 states with plans to expand in 2023!
Yes, you will! Life Skills Autism Academy's Board Certified Behavior Analysts will work with you to schedule monthly ABA training sessions. These parent and family training sessions are important because they will help you learn the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis so that your child's treatment can extend beyond just the hours of therapy.