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ABA THERAPY

Proven methods that work…

If you have heard about Applied Behaviour Analysis, you may have some questions. How does it work? What does it mean for my child? Is it effective? How soon will I see improvements? We know how overwhelming these questions may seem and that’s why we are here. Let’s cater for your concerns and show you how effectively it works.

 

How does ABA Therapy work?

Applied Behaviour Analysis is simply a scientific, behavioural management approach. ABA therapy uses basic principles of behaviour, special techniques and positive reinforcement, to bring about significant, measurable change. It shapes and moulds actions for effective communication and learning. It has been proven to improve attention, focus, social skills and memory, as well as decrease behaviours such as non-compliance, aggression and self-injury. ABA methods help kids replace hindering behaviours so they learn “what to do,” not just “what not to do.”

The ABA Breakdown

ABA is a structured, data-driven way to change behaviour by looking at what is reinforcing it. Behaviour that is reinforced tends to be repeated, and behaviour that is not reinforced will disappear. Therapists may start with a prompt, and when they get the responses they are looking for, introduce a reinforcer to let the kids know it’s a good thing they want to see again…a high five, toy, snack or some other kind of praise.

Discrete trial teaching is a common form of ABA, in which what is being taught is broken down into smaller steps, and taught using prompts and rewards for each step. Prompts and rewards are phased out over time. It may take a little longer for kids with autism to learn certain tasks that come naturally to others because their minds work in a different way. Our goal is to make sure we give them the attention and means to the same opportunities so they can reach their own goals.

Benefits of ABA Therapy

·        More independence

We use ABA to inspire independence. Centres are equipped with various settings to teach foundational, adaptive living and leisure skills so kids aren't as reliant on others to get through the day.


·        Reduction of behaviours

Children with autism can have difficulties with extracurricular activities because maladaptive behaviours aren't manageable. ABA is effective in reducing these to give them the opportunity to engage.


·        Measurable, positive reinforcement

By rewarding certain behaviors, we are able to experience kids' responses in multiple environments, as well as encourage future recurrence and generalization.


·        Divide goals into smaller wins

Change doesn't come from broad sweeping goals. Our therapists have it down to a fine science with daily battles (and time to dedicate to them) and tiny goals added together to produce results.


·        Comprehensive, Productive environment

Our centres enable us to carry out personalized, 1-to-1 therapy over an extended period of time. 


·        More control over variables

At our centres, we have more control over the environment. We can eliminate barriers to learning and work with kids in a setting where they're not conditioned to respond as they might at home.

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