An initial assessment of your child’s strengths, deficits, as well as identifying family priorities, will be performed by a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) in your home with your child. A comprehensive overview of the assessment will be given to your family. Our staff will provide 1:1 ABA therapy in your home with your child post assessment. Therapy sessions usually occur on a weekly basis for a minimum of 3 hours at a time. ABA therapy consists of specific teaching objectives, usage of a reinforcement system to teach and maintain skills, and data collection and graphing to determine how a child is progressing. The teaching strategies implemented are individualized for each child to promote effective learning, maintenance, and generalization. A responsible caregiver is required to be on-site during each therapy session.
The application of ABA therapy in the community can be beneficial for your child depending on their needs and the family priorities. A qualified staff member will accompany you and your child into the community to develop a variety of skills such as: social skills, age appropriate community tasks, safety awareness as well as the reduction of targeted behaviors. It is recommended that community based ABA therapy be used in collaboration with in home ABA therapy.
Caregiver training is continuously given within all ABA therapies and is encouraged.
Caregiver consultation is available for families/individuals looking for a general overview of ABA and evidence based strategies that could be implemented within the home and community setting. This option is currently only available through private pay.
EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICES
Anna Behavioral Services focuses on the use of evidenced based ABA practices and assessments to support the treatment team in making decisions regarding goal development and progress towards meeting established goals. Some of these practices and assessments include:
Discrete Trial Training (DTT)
Natural Environment Training (NET)
Pivotal response training
Functional Communication Training
Prompting and fading procedures
VB-MAPP: Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program
Essentials for Living: Functional Skills Assessment
ABLLS: Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills
AFLS: Assessment of Functional Living Skills
PEAK Relational Training System: Promoting the Emergence of Advanced Knowledge Curriculum
Vineland 3 Adaptive Behavior Scale
PDDBI: Pervasive Developmental Disorder Behavior Inventory
Ability to focus on the natural environment and address concerns where they are
Generalize treatment to the immediate setting and involve family in therapy for continuous support
Parents and family get to observe their child's progress and become active participants in ABA sessions