One to One ABA Treatment Therapy
While at the Peak Center for Autism, numerous skills may be targeted depending on the initial ABA assessment. There are several assessments that will be considered upon intake for your child.
First a BCBA speaks with you, asking questions about your child’s developmental history and any concerns that you may have. We will also review any prior assessments that have been completed by other providers.
Once we have that information, we will determine which assessment will best fit the needs of your child. The assessments we may use, but not limited to: Verbal Behavior- Milestone Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP), Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABBLS-R), Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS), Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA).
From the initial assessment, targeted skills will be selected. An individual program will be developed for your child. Data will be collected on every program daily in order to ensure progress is or is not being made. This will allow us to determine if what we are doing is working or if we need make changes to the program.
Skills that may be targeted in an ABA Therapy Program may include:
Adaptive living skills (such as washing hands and brushing teeth)
Expressive language (such as labeling people, objects, and emotions)
Receptive language (such as following directions)
Play and leisure skills (such as how to play appropriately with toys and creating independence)
Social Skills (such as initiating conversation and interactive play)
Basic pre-academic and academic skills
Ready-to-learn behaviors (such as sitting at a desk)
Attending and Social Referencing
Your child’s ABA program will generally focus on small aspects of behavior which will lead toward larger, significant changes in functioning and levels of independence.
A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will be responsible for creating your child’s individualized treatment plan, training your child’s one-to-one staff member, and monitoring the program daily.
The treatment plan will use reinforcements and other behavior principles to promote the best possible outcome for your child and to help your child to maintain and generalize those successes.
We are currently in network with Aetna, Tricare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Value Options, and can request a single case agreement with most major health insurance companies as well as a private pay schedule.
The Peak Center for Autism will not be the right program for all children. Children who have mastered the ability to learn in a group setting, for example, may be better suited for a traditional school setting. Additionally, our center’s focus is on skill acquisition rather than behavior reduction. This program may not be suited for children with severe aggressive behavior or severe self-injurious behavior.