Applied Behavior Analysis. Studies have demonstrated that many children with autism experience significant improvements in learning, reasoning, communication and adaptability when they participate in high-quality ABA programs. Our ABA intervention for autism is not a “one size fits all” approach. Each therapist customizes the intervention to the learner’s skills, needs, interests, preferences, and family situation. At TFS our ABA programs for learners with autism have the following in common:
- A qualified and trained behavior analyst designs and directly oversees the intervention.
- The analyst’s development of treatment goals stems from a detailed assessment of each learner’s skills and preferences and may also include family goals.
- Treatment goals and instruction are developmentally appropriate and target a broad range of skill areas such as communication, sociability, self-care, play and leisure, motor development and academic skills.
- Goals emphasize skills that will enable learners to become independent and successful in both the short and long terms.
- The instruction plan breaks down desired skills into manageable steps to be taught from the simplest (e.g. imitating single sounds) to the more complex (e.g. carrying on a conversation).
- The intervention involves ongoing objective measurement of the learner’s progress.
- The behavior analyst frequently reviews information on the learner’s progress and uses this to adjust procedures and goals as needed.
- The analyst meets regularly with family members and program staff to plan ahead, review progress and make adjustments as needed.
Shannon Fee, MS, LBA, BCBA
(877) 777-7257 ext 700
Ginger Canty, MEd, LBA, BCBA
(877) 777-7257 ext 701
Melissa Cole, MS, MEd, LBA, BCBA
(877) 777-7257 ext 702