If your child is struggling with neurodevelopmental delays, it can be difficult for them and you – but the right help can make the world of difference. At REACH Behavioral Learning Services, Board Certified Behavior Analyst Sara Yang will assess your child and work on foundational learning skills and challenging behavior using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy.
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What is ABA therapy?
ABA therapy is an evidence-based treatment acknowledged by the American Psychological Association that helps children with neurodevelopmental delays learn appropriate and functional behaviors and overcome challenging behaviors.
Who can benefit from ABA therapy?
ABA therapy is a notable treatment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It is also beneficial for children who are not meeting their developmental milestones or presenting challenging behaviors.
Clients who have benefited include children with speech delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder.
How does it help?
By equipping children with foundational skills and developing a learning history from which they learn what to do and what not to do. Since children’s profiles and needs are all different, programming is highly individualized and comprehensive, touching on a wide range of domains including self help skills, emotion regulation, learning, communication, cognitive skills, social skills and play.
What does an ABA session look like?
An ABA session is dynamic! Teaching occurs throughout the session, on the table, on the floor, within activities, during meal times and even play. There’s a lot of engagement and social reinforcement: tickling, high-fives, singing, social privileges and praise to name a few! Some children may need more structured teaching in the beginning as their attention span is short and can get easily distracted, but programs are systematically and quickly adjusted so they can learn from the natural environment.
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Sara's approach is child focused, priotizes engagement and allows room for children to be children and embrace their differences.
For children experiencing neurodevelopmental delays aged 18 months through to pre-teens.
REACH also offers School Readiness assessments and School Shadow Support for children struggling to cope in the classroom environment.