We prioritize individual needs and preferences in our small, locally-based practice with a focus on Neuroaffirming and ABA therapy. Our clients always come first, and we involve them and their families in selecting treatment options and desired outcomes.
We use fun, neuro-affirming, and positive teaching styles based on the science of behavior analysis, we can work on skills like helping to promote independence with daily functional skills.
Our amazing team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts are well trained in current research like Acceptance and Commitment Training, as well as Trauma-Informed Care and abuse prevention, and uphold ethical practices.
What is Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy?
ABA can teach many new behaviors that will help each individual meet their goals. Using fun and positive teaching styles based on science and research, we can work on skills like helping to promote independence with daily living skills like toileting, dressing, eating, and personal hygiene, as well as learning how to communicate with others, play and socialize with peers, as well as help to teach stress-reduction and coping skills during difficult situations. Each goal is individualized depending on what the client needs are.
Caregivers are integral parts of their child's ABA therapy. The ABA Access Academy team works collaboratively with parents to develop individualized plans that are based on the core principles of ABA to ensure full integration of therapy in all aspects of the child's daily life.
Components of ABA:
ABA therapists break down complex activities into a series of small steps. Then, they teach those steps until the child can complete the task without assistance.
Chaining is a method used to teach your child the steps in a task analysis. Several forms of chaining exist and your BCBA will determine which method of chaining is best for your child given his or her individual differences. The goal is always to teach the child to complete the entire chain as independently as possible.
ABA therapists may use different types of prompts to help teach your child new skills. The type of prompt, or cue, used will be determined by how your child learns best.
This is usually done slowly and continues until your child can perform new skills on his or her own.
Shaping reinforces attempts to complete a skill until the child can perform the action or skill independently.
Each student will have an individualized treamtment plan with a set of goals. Progress will be tracked through electronic data collection that can be analyzed and adjusted, as needed, throughout therapy.