ABA in Home Services Child

ASPIRE-ABA Center Europe provides Early Intensive Behavior Intervention (EIBI) to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities and special needs. Often between 3-20 hours weekly will be provided. Goals can be taught in the home, and generalised in the community (e.g., sports, hobbies, outside play, stores). During all in-home sessions, a trained ABA Behavior Therapist will come to the families’ home, will record data for all programs, bring supplies/toys, do interventions with the child and provide parent/caregiver training.

ABA is the most proven, researched based, method to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, in many different areas. ABA is being used across the world. More and more families are using is now. It is known, that the younger the child is to start with ABA, the more chances the child has to function as independent as possible later on in life. It is never too late to start though. ABA can help at any age, which research data has proved.

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GOALS:

  • Decreasing challenging behaviors such as tantrums, aggressive behaviors, non-compliance and self-stimulatory behaviors
  • Teaching and assisting children in attaining the highest level of independence
  • Acquiring age-appropriate adaptive skills in the home, in school, and in community settings
  • Teaching our clients to make independent choices, to communicate functionally, and to implement adaptive skills independently.

Formal instruction sessions may be held, but the employment of naturalistic teaching and the capitalization on incidental learning opportunities are preferred for day-to-day learning and to increase the likelihood of generalization. The skills will be mainly taught in an incidental manner, as this has been shown to be more effective and better assimilated by individuals with barriers to learning.

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Effective ABA intervention for ASD is not a one size fits all approach and should never be viewed as a canned set of programs or drills. On the contrary, a skilled Behaviorist customizes the intervention to each learner’s skills, needs, interests, preferences and family situation. For these reasons, an ABA program for one learner will look different than a program for another learner. That said, quality ABA programs for learners with ASD have the following in common:

  • A qualified and trained Behavior Analyst who designs and directly oversees the Behavior Therapists 
  • The Behavior Analyst develops treatment goals from a detailed assessment of each learner’s skills and preferences and may also include family goals
  • Treatment goals and instructions are developmentally appropriate and target a broad range of skill areas such as communication, self-help skills, play and social skills, motor development and community skills
  • Goals emphasize the 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 learners progress
  • The Behavior Analyst frequently reviews information on the learners progress and uses this to adjust procedures and goals as needed
  • The Behavior Analyst meets regularly with family members and program staff to plan ahead, review progress and make adjustments as needed.
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