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9 SUPER Positive Effects of in-clinic ABA Services
ABA Works is opening a NEW clinic for ABA services in Lomita! 15 clients can be treated at our clinic, 6 days per week. First come, first served.
If you are interested, contact us (www.aba-works.com)
In this blog post we will share all the advantages of our new location, as well as the advantages of in-clinic ABA services versus home-based care.
Let me start with the advantages of our new location, at 25124 Narbonne Avenue, Lomita, 90717, CA.
Here are the excellent advantages of the Lomita clinic:
- Located conveniently near the I-110 and CA-1 N
- Quiet location and area, clean and maintained building
- Only 5 min. from Rolling Hills Estates and Torrance, and just 9 min. from Palos Verdes Estates, & Redondo Beach
- Surrounded by elementary schools and preschools
- Partial or full day schedules (morning slots, afternoon slots, evening slots)
- Located on the ground floor (no stairs, so easy wheelchair access)
- Plenty of free parking, so easy drop off!
- 5 minutes walking distance from the Lomita Railroad Museum & Irene Lewis Park. Less than 1 mile away from Teuchert Park, Lomita Park, Hathaway Park, & Metro Park
- If parents need to do some shopping, Costco and Whole Foods Market are around the corner.
In a nutshell what parents can expect at the ABA clinic:
- ABA Works accepts learners from 6 months to 15 years old at the clinic
- Learners must be toilet trained or wear pull-ups
- 1-1 ABA treatment & Group interaction
- Social skills groups will be held at the clinic & Related Parent Groups
- Parent Training Groups & Parent Support Groups
- Early Learning groups for siblings and other kids without a diagnosis (8 am-12 pm or 12 pm-3.30 pm)
- Parent training will continue to be provided at the parent’s home or during telehealth
Now, let me tell you more about why in-clinic ABA services can be so beneficial, and why ABA Works decided to add in-clinic ABA services to the current services (home-based, school-based) that are currently in place.
Here are the top advantages of having ABA services in our clinic:
Positive effect 1: Easier transition to (pre) school.
Many parents would love to have their children transition to a mainstream learning environment. Think about preschool, daycare, or school. Lomita in-clinic ABA services provide a highly structured environment for learners to learn different skills. Our new Lomita clinic provides a structure and environment that is like a school environment. Receiving ABA services in this environment, following group rules, and learning social skills, can all contribute to the transition into another structured environment like a school.
Positive effect 2: More opportunities to teach & learn social skills.
With the Lomita in-clinic ABA services as a controlled environment, Behavior Technicians can contrive opportunities to work on the learner’s socialization skills. These social skills can include social communication, interactive play, turn-taking, identifying, and understanding social cues, coping skills, and more.
With high access to clinicians present in an in-clinic environment, the learner will have a larger array of adults to socialize with.
As the learner improves in their social skills, it can be beneficial to generalize these skills with age-appropriate peers. Our Lomita ABA clinic provides peers for the learner to socialize with. For example, through activity coordination, both learners can work on turn-taking goals.
Other opportunities can be contrived in the Lomita in-clinic ABA services to generalize other social skills and it can also be beneficial to generalize these social skills under natural opportunities and in approved community outings.
Positive effect 3: Increased quality of care through supervision
When multiple Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) are on-site, it makes it easy for them to observe and supervise various learners and Behavior Technicians.
Positive effect 4: Easy transition to other Behavior Technicians
In-clinic ABA services minimize challenges when clinicians transition. In ABA and schools, the transition rate of teachers and Behavior Technicians can be high, due to the high demand for services. When services are based in the Lomita center, it is easy to work together and collaborate amongst Behavior Technicians, so when someone transitions, another Behavior Technician can easily take over.
Positive effect 5: Learning & using skills across different people and environments
The Lomita in-clinic ABA services create an environment for generalization. In the ABA field, generalization is the learner’s ability to apply and perform a skill taught under different conditions across different environments, people, and materials. With Lomita’s in-clinic ABA services, it can assist the learner to generalize specific skills. With high access to Behavior Technicians and other peers present in a clinic-based environment, the skill taught can be generalized across different people. In addition to more access to people, a clinic also has more access to different toys, tools, and materials where the learner can generalize the taught skill across different items.
With in-clinic ABA services, you can also increase the settings. If the ABA Works clinic provides approval, the learner and the clinical team can go on community outings where the learner can generalize the skill across even more settings than just the clinic. Community outings can be in many different settings such as going to a nearby park, going to a store, going to a mall, or walking around a busy area. Generalizing the learner’s skills across different conditions, can also be highly beneficial for the learner to continuously retain those taught skills through natural opportunities outside of clinical services.
Positive effect 6: Supports families to balance busy schedules
Caregivers can bring their children to the clinic, and they can rest, or work from their laptops. They can also decide to run errands. This will help the family members to be able to balance their family schedules, while their child is still receiving the ABA services they need.
Positive effect 7: Focused learning and enhancement of progress
In Lomita’s in-clinic environment, there is usually less distraction. For example, the TV is not on, siblings are not running around, the father is not on the phone, and toys are not always easily accessible. In a controlled environment, everything is focused on teaching the learner their skills and helping them reduce their problem behavior. Through this structured teaching environment, the learner can focus more.
Positive effect 8: Increase effects of ABA treatment through easy access to toys and reinforcement
In the Lomita ABA clinic, there are plenty of toys and teaching materials available. This makes it easier to implement the learner’s goals and to use the best reinforcement that is readily available.
Positive effect 9: Consistency of the implementation of the Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)
Since multiple clinicians work on-site, it is much easier to implement the BIP across the team of clinicians consistently, which can lead to a quicker reduction of the learner’s problem behaviors.
Lilyan W.J. Campbell, LMFT, BCBA, and Kathleen Ruano, RBT
If you would like to learn more about our ABA clinic in Lomita, you can take a tour of our facility.
Please contact us at www.aba-works.com
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Our main office is located at 25124 Narbonne Ave Suite 102 Lomita, CA 90717
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