ABA therapy is a "dose-dependent" therapy, which means the higher the dose the greater the treatment effect.
The American Academy of Pediatrics, The National Research Council, and the National Standards Project of the National Autism Center all confirm that starting ABA therapy as soon as possible with intensive behavioral analytic intervention of 25-40 hours a week for 12 months a year is associated with "substantial, sustained gains in IQ, language, academic performance, and adaptive behavior, as well as some measures of social behavior, and their outcomes have been significantly better than those of children in control groups."
Your child will work with a tight group within the academy. A typical therapy team will consist of one Board Certified Behavior Analyst and one or two technicians (dependent on scheduling).
Yes, you will! Parent and family involvement in the treatment planning for a child with autism is very important. You know your child best and your family's goals for your child will be incorporated into the therapy treatment plan. In addition, it's important for families to participate in ABA training sessions so that they can extend the child's treatment to the hours outside of therapy.
Once you have an autism diagnoses, you are now able to seek ABA therapy. It's important to work with a BCBA to develop a proper treatment plan that is followed and adhered by.
The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-ChatTM) is a screening tool that can be used to help determine if behaviors a child is showing could indicate that child has autism. The screener is not a formal diagnosis evaluation, and if you have any questions regarding the outcome of the screener, please consult with your physician as a formal diagnostic evaluation may be needed
During out intake process we will set the expectation on time to start services. We offer center-based therapy with a limited number of clients we can provide therapy with.
Yes, we can! At Life Skills Autism Academy we have an entire team of specialists who can help you navigate through the often-complex process to begin ABA therapy, which all starts with a formal diagnostic evaluation. We will work with you to help locate and schedule a diagnostic evaluation and keep in contact with you along the way.
Life Skills Autism Academy is a highly-specialized, center-based treatment program designed for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Find the nearest center to your area by visiting our Locations page.
The "hours" are set by the Treatment Plan, which factors in the child's current deficits and family goals. Our centers are EIBI centers, which utilizes 35-40 hours of therapy per week.
Therapy sessions are based upon the number of hours your Board Certified Behavior Analyst recommends as part of the treatment plan. Sessions will range from 2 to 5 hours based on the need of the individual child and the associated treatment goals your BCBA and yourself have created together.