ABA Services - Child

ABA Works provides Early Intensive Behavior Intervention (EIBI) to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental delays and special needs.

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The goals are:

  • Decrease challenging behaviors such as tantrums, aggressive behaviors, and self-stimulatory behaviors
  • Teach and assist children in attaining the highest level of independence (e.g., brushing teeth, washing hands, eating, toileting, sleeping, packing a schoolbag, dressing)
  • Acquiring age-appropriate adaptive skills in the home, in school, and in community settings (e.g., social skills, play skills, safety skills)
  • Teaching to make independent choices and to communicate functionally (e.g., communicate wants and needs clearly, make different choices)

Formal instruction sessions may be held, but the employment of naturalistic teaching and the capitalization on incidental learning opportunities are preferred for day-to-day learning and to increase the likelihood of generalization. This means that we use the natural environment like the learner’s day to day routine, to teach the skills. The ABA sessions will often take place in the home setting, and parents will be included as well. For example, if the clinical team, teaches tying shoes, the team/parent will first teach tying shoes and as a reward, the learner can go outside right after. This is a natural situation. The skills will be mainly taught in an incidental manner, as this has been shown to be more effective and better assimilated by individuals with barriers to learning.

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