It’s a Good Tool for Each and Every One of Us!
At Mindful Steps, we use proven Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy techniques to provide compassionate, individualized assistance to children ages 18 months-21 years who have autism, developmental disabilities and behavior challenges.
You may be interested in ABA therapy, but not yet sure what exactly it is or how it can help your child.
What Is ABA Therapy?
ABA therapy strives to increase socially significant behaviors and reduce maladaptive behaviors. ABA uses motivation, variables in the environment and positive reinforcement to change behavior. More simply, ABA therapy is used with individuals to improve specific behaviors including social skills, communication, adaptive learning or daily living skills, and many others. Decades of research validate treatments based on ABA therapy.
Through ABA therapy, the team at Mindful Steps can help your child develop daily living skills and assist them in making progress toward their goals.
Our in-home ABA therapies are based on an individualized plan created by a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and then implemented by a Registered Behavior Technician. The learner in need is assessed to create a treatment plan and/or a Behavior Intervention Plan.
At Mindful Steps, we value self-care for everyone in the family and ensure that the treatment plan being implemented is reasonable for all involved.
How Can ABA Therapy be Applied in Everyday Life?
ABA therapy can help with teaching your child day-to-day tasks like showering, dressing, tooth brushing and toilet training. It can also assist them with developing communication, play and leisure, learning and social skills.
In addition to being beneficial inside the home, ABA therapy is applicable in real-world scenarios, as well.
Think about the different triggers your child may encounter when taking part in common activities. Going to the park provides extra stimuli that may overwhelm a child; eating in a restaurant is difficult for children with food selectivity issues; grocery shopping forces children into a social situation where they are surrounded by strangers and foreign objects like shopping carts. Wouldn’t it be a relief to have methods for alleviating the stress these scenarios may cause?
At the end of the day, you want to bring your child out into the world and help them adapt and function as best as they are able. Through ABA therapy, your child can develop the skills they need to feel more comfortable in unfamiliar environments and you can learn beneficial techniques for navigating difficult situations.
While ABA therapy may not be something you’ve fully explored yet, it’s always the right time to try something new. The professionals at Mindful Steps believe that if we can see it, we can treat it. Our goal is to provide your child with the daily living skills they need to live life to the fullest.