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Infant Development Program: Early Intervention

Tailored for children under age three who are at risk of or have the diagnosis of autism.

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ABA Education Foundation Infant Development Program provides autism early intervention with in-home intensive educational and behavior ABA programming to children who are younger than three years of age and are at risk for or have the diagnosis of autism or another related developmental disability. Autism services are provided on a one-on-one basis within the child’s home. The autism early intervention program is modified to meet the needs of each child based on the results of an assessment process.

The following services are provided as part of the Infant Development Program:

1. Individual Assessment:
Developmental, Cognitive, and Behavior assessments using observational and standardized methods are conducted for initial and ongoing assessment.

2. Parent/Caregiver Training:
Parent and/or caregiver training are an integral part of the Infant Development Program. ABA Education Foundation has developed a thorough parent/caregiver autism help 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 consumer will be encouraged to participate in caregiver training. The therapy for autism and training each parent receives is customized to each family’s needs based on their child’s disability and behavioral excesses or deficits.

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, Verbal Behavior, Cognitive Development, Pre-Academic Skills, Social and Play Skills, and Adaptive Daily Living Skills. The following intervention procedures/teaching techniques are utilized: Discrete Trial Teaching DTT), Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), Structured Teaching Methodology, Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS), and Activity Schedules.

4. Program Supervision and Evaluation:
Each infant program would include 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 on a continuing basis.

5. IEP Attendance and Preschool Transition Support:

As part of the Infant Development Program ABA Education Foundation staff will support each child’s entrance into a school program.

ABA Education Foundation behavior instructors and program supervisors design and implement optimal programs of instruction.