COMPREHENSIVE ABA THERAPY PROGRAMS IN SIMCOEAKA. Intensive Behavioural Intervention or IBI
Comprehensive ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) programs are based on the principles of applied behaviour analysis and are designed to help children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) develop skills across multiple areas of development.
Comprehensive ABA therapy programs focus on increasing relevant and functional life skills (for example, increasing language and communication) and decreasing less functional behaviours (for example, talking out in class, or having a tantrum).
Does your child benefit from a comprehensive ABA therapy IN SIMCOE PROGRAM?
A comprehensive ABA therapy in Simcoe program is perfect if your child has numerous treatment goals across developmental domains, or if your child has a hard time managing his/her bigger emotions and/or co-operating with adults or teachers.
In the latter scenario, a comprehensive ABA therapy treatment program will focus on modifying the environment to help make your child successful and on teaching your child alternative, more appropriate responses, and skills, while simultaneously targeting behaviour reduction. In the latter scenario, a focus will be placed on helping your child acquire learner readiness skills before additional skill acquisition is introduced.
This program meets the Ontario Autism Program eligibility criteria.
FOUR components in a Focused Autism Therapy in Simcoe PROGRAM
1 | Review, Discuss, Assess
At Superminds Autism Therapy, we always begin by reviewing all documents related to your child’s treatment. Some examples include medical reports, reports related to speech and motor development, and academic reports. At the same time, we also discuss your family’s top five priority goals for your child.
We then schedule three separate one-hour direct observation and skills assessment. The skills assessments we utilize include the Assessment for Basic Language and Learning-Revised (ABLLS-r), Verbal Behaviour Milestone Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP), various social skills assessments, or a combination. As per the assessment results and identified areas of focus, we will develop an individualized comprehensive ABA therapy program for your child.
2 | Individualized Program
Following the assessment, we develop your child’s comprehensive individualized student plan that outlines you child’s immediate and future goals across all developmental domains. Each child’s learning is different, so all the Superminds Autism Therapy programs determine targets for intervention, replacement skills and strategies, goal specific data collection, and teaching procedures on an individual basis. This individualized student plan is updated every 3 months based on progress on skills to date and a soft re-assessment of skills.
Your child’s clinical team will receive the full program report, programs that highlight developmentally aligned targets, teaching protocols, revision and mastery criteria, and sample data collection.
Your child will receive their very own personalized therapy kit filled with motivators to ensure a successful session and also a pack of visual supports (visual schedules, reward boards/charts, regulation toolkits, and more) as applicable.
3 | Coach/train team and families on program implementation
At Superminds Autism Therapy, we utilize a Behaviour Skills Training (BST) model to teach a clinical team and your family how to implement the treatment program. The BST model follows multiple teach, model, practice, feedback, cycles to ensure fidelity of program implementation before the program is implemented with your child.
4 | Closely monitor progress and update your child’s program at minimum once per month
We closely follow your child’s comprehensive ABA therapy clinical team’s implementation of the individualized comprehensive ABA program. In addition, we review data collected by your team and work closely with your team to troubleshoot any issues that arise during the implementation.
Changes are made to the individualized student plan as necessary. For example, we may need to modify how much and how frequently we are delivering reinforcement, we may need to modify the teaching procedures, or we may need to modify the learning environment.
Examples of goals in comprehensive ABA Therapy Programs in Simcoe include
- Co-operation and transitioning
- Managing bigger emotions
- School and learner readiness skills
- Increase in language and functional communication
- Social skills and social communication
- Life skills: sleep, toilet training, dressing, and more
- Visiting a hairdresser, doctor, or dentist
- Trips to the grocery store, the mall, indoor playgrounds, and more.
- Pre-academic and academic development
- Community safety skills
- Higher order processing and executive functioning
- Fine motor development
- Gross motor development
- Academic fluency and accuracy
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