Focused puts client dignity at the forefront. We do not intend to take away the Autism or individual characteristics, but to merely help individuals be the best they can be while retaining the essence of who they are.
We service clients/families in Nebraska including:
ABA has been empirically demonstrated to remediate the core symptoms of autism to a greater extent than any other treatment and is recommended by the
Association for Science in
Autism and the Surgeon
There are multiple teaching methods under the umbrella of ABA including DTT, Verbal Behavior, PRT, Incidental Teaching, and NET. FBS tends to be more Natural Environment Teaching based, but this does depend on your child's needs!
NET focuses on:
* Intrinsically motivating items and materials- Reinforcement is embedded into the task. We want to be child-led and use specific interests as teachable moments.
* Teaching in natural contexts/settings- teaching occurs in multiple settings! Don't feel like you have to change your life to accommodate therapy. We can apply programs in the grocery store, the bank, school/daycare, on a family outing, etc.
* Generalizing, or using, the skills learned! When teaching occurs primarily at the table with a card system (much like most DTT and Verbal Behavior programs), skills are not often immediately useful. The goal is to use the skills learned in therapy outside of therapy!
* Play! We want to be a rewarding experience! Natural Environment Teaching fit the skills programmed specific to your child's need's, capture the child’s interest and motivation, and be full of language.
What is Included?
When starting ABA therapy we first conduct a Functional Behavior Assessment, Standardized Assessments, and a Developmental Skills Assessment. This allows us to tailor our programs to remediate the core deficits of ASD. The program includes the following:
• adaptive and self-care skills
• attending and social referencing
• cognitive functioning
• community participation
• coping and tolerance skills
• emotional development
• family relationships
• language and communication
• play and leisure skills
• pre-academic skills
• reduction of interfering or inappropriate behaviors
• safety skills
• self-advocacy and independence
• social relationships
• vocational skills