What is ABA?
Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA Therapy, is the most widely researched and scientifically validated intervention for Autism. It’s widely accepted among health care professionals and is commonly used in schools and treatment clinics. ABA therapy teaches skills while reducing problematic behaviors, and as the child progresses, the program adapts to help improve his or her quality of life.
ABA interventions typically revolve around the family’s daily routines, so each child can develop language and social skills within the right play activities and natural settings. Parent participation is vital to success, so CLC experts will train them in techniques and strategies related to their child’s program.
Other services related to ABA include Early Intensive Behavior Intervention (applies to preschool and young children), pivotal response training (PRT), discrete Trial Training (DTT) and Verbal Behavior approach.
Research shows that early intervention services can greatly improve a child’s development. Early intervention applies to children beginning in preschool and young children. These services can help with using language to communicate effectively, developing social skills that enable friendships and positive interactions with others, and help to decrease behavioral issues. It is extremely important to talk to your doctor as soon as possible if you think your child may have autism or another developmental issue.
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As a specialized centre for children with exceptionalities, CLC provides home, centre and community based interdisciplinary interventions for children birth through adolescence:
Highly customized 1-1 programming
Individualized assessments and consultations for ABA, speech, occupational, and physical therapies
Supported instruction, classroom based ABA services
Comprehensive social skills programs
In-home ABA services
Clinic treatment services including speech, occupation, and physical therapies
Comprehensive early intervention programs
Community based ABA services
CLC’s services are all-encompassing and we have an open door policy for parents.
Children’s Learning Connection was founded on the principles of Interdisciplinary Treatment. We are proud to offer this Best Practices model to children with needs in more than one area of development. The Interdisciplinary Treatment Model means that different therapies, like ABA, speech therapy, occupational therapy, or physical therapy, are provided in purposefully coordinated manner. Specifically, our program offers:
Interdisciplinary Communication: Clinicians are able to communicate about your child’s needs on an ongoing basis. This ensures consistency in responding to your child’s behaviors across therapists. Or, if a change in approach is needed, we are able to quickly communicate this among your child’s treatment team.
Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Clinicians work together to ensure your child’s treatment plan is both comprehensive and efficient. Every area of development is addressed and targeted by the clinical team.
Interdisciplinary Consultation: Clinicians are able to easily “pull in another set of eyes” by requesting a consultation from another discipline, as needed. For example, an ABA program supervisor may request a Speech Language Pathologist provide a consult to the ABA team to increase the rate of progress with functional communication goals. Or, an Occupational Therapist may request a consultation from the ABA program supervisor to ensure consistent implementation of a behavior plan during occupational therapy sessions.