Autism & ABA

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autism spectrum disorders...

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are lifelong conditions, present from early childhood. ASD, as the name suggests, is a spectrum of disorders and affects each individual differently. 

Individuals experience difficulties in social communication, social interaction and restricted or repetitive patterns of behaviour or interests.

 

WHAT IS APPLIED BEHAVIOUR ANALYSIS (ABA)?

ABA is the only evidence-based, recognised treatment for those on the autistic spectrum and is most effective when used intensively and early in a child’s development. 

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is shown to effectively teach individuals to learn important life skills such as communication, self help, social and play skills.

Therapy is flexible, functional and fun. It engages your child in motivating activities that maximise learning opportunities. Strategies and progress are monitored and reviewed, alterations are made when needed to ensure that new skills are acquired. 

Alongside teaching new skills,  behaviour management plans detail how to reduce undesired behaviours that are detrimental to learning or harmful to the individual or others. This can include aggression, excessive tantrumming, property destruction and self-injury.

Not sure if ABA is right for your child? Please contact us to discuss your child's needs.