ABA Therapy Program
CDG Centre specializes in developing customized ABA therapy programs tailored specifically to your child and in accordance with his/her current skills and behaviours.
Although, there are many perceptions about ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis) and different “pre-packaged” ABA plans are offered elsewhere, it is critical to remember that there is no such thing as one single ABA therapy program or plan. By definition, ABA must be customized for your child’s specific needs. That is the approach we take at CDG Centre.
What is ABA?
“Applied Behaviour Analysis is the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviours to a meaningful degree, and to demonstrate that the interventions employed are responsible for the improvement in behaviour” (Baer, Wolf & Risley, 1968; Sulzer-Azaroff & Mayer, 1991)
How Can an ABA Therapy Program help your child?
An ABA therapy program is designed to help your child improve socially significant behaviours, such as communication, social skills, academics, reading and adaptive living skills such as gross and fine motor skills, toileting, dressing, eating, personal self-care, domestic skills, and work skills.
What is the role of the parent in an ABA Therapy program?
Parents involvement is crucial in the child’s ABA therapy program. In fact, Studies show that children with autism whose parents are committed to the process make a significant progress.
Parents are important to the process because:
- no one knows the child better than the parent who provides critical and insightful information that will help guide the ABA therapy program.
- at home, parents will continue to prompt and reinforce the child through his / her various daily activities – an essential component to generalizing skills.
- parents are able to record and track important ABA data in the home and community setting. This information is helpful in understanding why specific behaviours occur as well as which conditions encourage certain behaviours to occur.
ABA Therapy Curriculum and Assessment
The first step towards designing a specialized ABA Therapy Program curriculum is administering an assessment to determine your child’s specific areas of need. Once the students needs have been identified, an IESP (individual education and service plan) will be designed. The goal of the IESP is to attempt to correct or remediate any skill gaps and deficits identified during the assessment phase and reduce challenging behaviours.
CDG offers flexible and affordable ABA therapy programs. Please contact us for a free consultation.
Serving Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, North York and the Greater Toronto area.