ABA Education Foundation Infant Development Program provides ABA early intervention to children who are younger than three years of age and are at risk for or have the diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder or another related developmental disability. Services are provided on a one-on-one basis within the child’s home. Parent and caregiver training is also a critical component to this program. Early intervention programs are modified to meet the needs of each child based on the results of an assessment process.
ABA Education Foundation Intensive Behavior Intervention Program provides ABA services to children who are older than age three and have a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder. Services are provided in a one-on-one setting in the child’s home. This program emphasizes behavior management, social skills, verbal behavior, and adaptive daily living skills. Parent and caregiver training is also a critical component to this program. Some programming may take place in the community to target generalization of social skills and safety skills.
The following services are provided as part of home-based services:
1. Individual Assessment:
Developmental and Behavior assessments using observational and standardized methods are reviewed or conducted for initial and ongoing assessment.
2. Parent/Caregiver Training:
Parent and/or caregiver training are an integral part of home-based services. ABA Education Foundation has developed a thorough parent/caregiver training curriculum that is provided to each family. Caregivers are highly encouraged to participate in their children’s behavior intervention sessions and are required to participate in parent training sessions. All adults who spend a significant amount of time with the child will be encouraged to participate in caregiver training.
3. Intensive Intervention and Instruction:
ABA Education Foundation develops a comprehensive program using ABA teaching techniques for each child targeting the following skill areas: Language/Communication, Cognitive Development, Pre-Academic Skills, Social and Play Skills, Behavior Management and Adaptive Daily Living Skills. The following intervention procedures/teaching techniques may be utilized: Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT), Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and activity schedules.
4. Program Supervision and Evaluation:
Each ABA program includes the following: a) Individualized program of instruction, b) Weekly supervision of program and implementation, c) Parent/Caregiver participation and systematic training, and d) Data collection procedures for monitoring each child’s progress. ABA Education Foundation supervisors monitor progress and revise each child’s intervention plan as necessary.