What does ABA therapy involve?
ABA is widely recognized as a safe and effective treatment that helps children increase behaviours that are helpful and decrease behaviours that are barriers to growth. ABA techniques can help to increase language and communication skills, improve attention and memory, encourage social skills, assist academic learning and decrease behaviours that interfere with learning.
Every Child Is Unique
There is no one size fits all application of ABA therapy. ABA is a cooperative approach, our behaviour therapists work with the child and their family to assess the needs of each child and design a program individually fitted to them. The program will be customized to the child’s needs, interests, skill level, preferences and family situation.
A Range Of Goals and Skills
Goals for the treatment plan will be defined by this assessment. These goals can include a range of skills, such as:
- Self-care and toileting
- Motor skills
- Play and leisure
- Communication and language
- Social skills
- Academic skills
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Achievable and Progressive
The therapist breaks down each goal into steps and teaches these steps one by one. Progress and positive behaviours are reinforced and rewarded to aid development. This progress is continuously measured by collecting data from each session. The plan can be flexibly adapted from the constant review of the child’s progress and abilities.
Emphasis on Communication
Our team meets regularly with family members to review progress and discuss adjustments to teaching plans and goals. ABA techniques can then be used at home to reinforce goal stages. Our team works with families on an ongoing basis to share techniques and support this activity.
A Family-Centred Approach
At Papillon we believe that a family-centric approach to ASD treatment through building trust and rapport gives your child the best chance for success in their ABA therapy. Children take part in ABA therapy at the centre, at home, or through virtual sessions for anywhere between 10-40 hours per week, depending on the individual child and treatment goals.