Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a type of therapy that focuses on improving specific behaviors, such as communication, reading, and academics, as well as adaptive learning skills, such as dexterity (fine motor skills), hygiene, self-care, and independence, punctuality. and competence in assigned tasks. ABA therapy helps children and adults with psychological disorders in various settings, such as schools, workplaces, homes, and clinics. Consistent ABA has also been shown to significantly improve behaviors and skills and reduce dependency on special services.
ABA for people with autism
ABA is an effective therapeutic intervention for people with autism. ABA can help children with autism improve their social skills, learn new skills, and maintain positive behaviors and minimize negative behaviors that can negatively affect their quality of life.
ABA-based intervention has been shown to be effective in treating:
• Autism spectrum disorders
• Profound developmental disorders
• Learning difficulties
• Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
• Down's Syndrome
• Cerebral palsy
• PDD-NOS and more
The applied behavior analysis includes several components such as:
• Discreet test teaching
• Reinforcement strategies
• Boost and fade strategies
• Give shape and chain
• Data-driven programming for generalization
• Behavior reduction programs
• Skills acquisition programs
ABA services at Pulse Center
At Pulse Center, we provide ABA services under the direct supervision of our board certified behavior analysts and implemented by highly professional and qualified Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs). A Board Certified Behavior Analyst is an independent practitioner who provides behavior analysis services, supervision, and training to Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA), Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) and others who implement behavioral analytical interventions. conduct.
Our services include:
• Parent consultation / case management
Initial consultation and direct interview by board certified behavior analysts, ongoing supervision and case management by BCBA.
• Evaluations and intervention planning
Initial assessments (VB Mapp, ABLLS, PEAK, AFLS) to identify skill levels and develop an intervention plan.
• ABA 1: 1 therapy
Individualized ABA therapy / teaching provided by Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) based on individual needs.
• Tahseen Day Enrichment Program
ABA intervention program for children 5 to 12 years old at Pulse Center supported by our multidisciplinary team of speech therapists, occupational therapists, ABA therapists and psychologists.
• Group social skills sessions provided by trained RBTs
It includes small group programs that focus on addressing the individual's social skills and play skills.
• School observation support by trained professionals
We provide self-trained learning support assistants to assist students in the school setting.
• ABA Foundation Training (KHDA approved)
KHDA approved 20-hour ABA hands-on training program for learning support assistants.
• Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Training (KHDA approved)
40 hour training program provided by BCBA to qualify for the RBT exam offered by BACB.
• Mentoring from RBT, BCaBA and those seeking BCBA certification
The ABA Therapy process
An ABA therapist works with families and individuals who set goals for their child and achieve positive results. The process is the following:
Determine behaviors that require change.
Set goals and expected results
Establish ways to measure changes and improvements
Assess where you are now
Learn new skills and / or learn to avoid negative behaviors
Periodically review your progress
Decide whether or not additional behavior modification is necessary
The time you spend on ABA depends on the severity of the problem and the person's rate of improvement.