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What is ABA?

Key Learning Autism Center (KLAC) will use Applied Behavior Analysis to provide therapy to individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. ABA is the practice of applying the principles of learning theory in a systematic manor to achieve behavior change. ABA focuses on reinforcement to increase positive behaviors. These principles can be applied on an individual basis to fit your child’s developmental level and learning style. ABA can teach children verbal skills, pre-academics, daily living skills, and social/play skills. Problem behavior such as compliance issues, aggression, and self-injurious behavior can all be decreased by choosing a replacement behavior to reinforce or teaching the individual a functional response to use instead. 

Our Process

If  you would like your child to receive ABA services contact us and request to be placed on our wait list.  We will begin reaching out to families to discuss intake in spring 2019 when our center is open.  A KLAC employee will contact you to schedule an observation in home/school/or at a predetermined location. The BCBA's will ensure that our center is a good fit for your family. We begin the intake process which could take 2-4 weeks.  We will conduct an assessment approved by your insurance to give our staff a basis of your child’s behavioral, social, and adaptive skills.  From that point our team of BCBA's create an individualized treatment plan including program goals and behavior intervention plans.  Once your child’s treatment plan has been finalized we will set a schedule.

Individuals should receive a minimum of 10 hours per week, therapy will happen at the center but community, school and home sessions could occur if intervention is needed in those places. 

We will hold monthly parent/guardian meetings to review progress, share techniques, conduct parent training, and discuss your concerns or achievements.

Potential Treatment Goals

Pre-Academic Skills 

Letters, numbers, object ID, patterns, imitation skills, group learning

Verbal Behavior

Requesting, conversation skills, pronunciation

Daily Living Skills

Potty training, teeth brushing or other hygiene skills, simple house chores

Behavior Reduction

Aggression, self-injurious Behavior, property destruction, non-compliance

Social Skills

Peer interaction, sustained play, initiating interactions, eye contact

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