BEHAVIORS: Developing Life Goals for Your Child’s Success
Providing ABA 1-to-1 therapy in your home
Children need to flourish in their own homes first. Our professional team supports both you and your child in your home’s comfortable, accepting environment. We partner with the entire family to help your child overcome and conquer potential difficulties at home. But more importantly, we’re very careful to pair the perfect, well-trained therapist with your child. Whether you need help with social eating skills, dressing, bathing, communicating, or playing, your Behaviors team will use the most advanced and successful ABA therapies to enhance positive behaviors and eliminate inappropriate ones. Your child will receive support with the following ABA therapies:
Discrete Trial Training
DTT is a positive behavior technique to teach a child a skill or behavior in small, discrete components. Your child’s ABA therapist rewards him or her along the way with a tangible reinforcement
Natural Environment Training
Your child’s own motivation will help him or her accomplish a behavior or skill in a natural environment. Then they will learn how to generalize that new skill or behavior to other environments.
Play-based training is one of the most rewarding approaches to help your child learn and develop. Your child’s ABA advocates interact with your child in the language they best understand—play!
Offering social skills training and groups
Most children on the autism spectrum struggle with understanding and using social skills. Social cues can be confusing and frustrating. Get social skills training to help your child understand how minds and feelings work and to learn basic social rules and expectations. It’s important to learn these skills at home, school, and elsewhere, so group training enhances what they’ve learned and how to apply it in social settings. Social skills training and groups can help your child learn to maintain friendships, get a job, and much more.
Supplying prevocational training at an early age
Children on the autism spectrum need prevocational training to one day hold a job. Your child needs prevocational skills early in life so he or she is prepared adequately to work. Here are skills every person needs for employment:
- Understand the difference between “work time” and “relaxing time”
- Attend to a particular task for 15 minutes or longer
- Do boring or disliked tasks without arguing or complaining
- Ask for help when necessary
- Accept correction or suggestions for improvement
- Follow multiple steps without being prompted
- Follow a dress code
- Get comfortable with interruptions
Providing parents and family members with training, too.
You know your child best, but sometimes you don’t know the best way to support him or her in learning and developing. Parents and other family members need training to understand their critical role in your child’s life. With Behaviors, you get a professional support team to help you manage and to advocate on your family’s and your child’s behalf. Your team will show and teach you about ABA’s principles and offer best practices on working and living with a child on the autism spectrum.