As leaders in Early Intervention, as part of a Comprehensive Behavior Program for Infants with Autism, CSLOT offers Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA, services to children under the age of 5.
What is ABA?
ABA, Applied Behavior Analysis, a scientifically proven intervention technique using reinforcement and other behavior analytic principles, focuses on establishing small units of behavior which build toward larger, more significant changes in functioning, which results in increased opportunities for learning and levels of independence. Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), who have Master’s degrees in Behavior Analysis or a closely related field, provide supervision of Behavior Technicians who deliver the treatment protocol.
In CSLOT’s ABA program, children actively engage in intensive instruction in purposeful, developmentally appropriate activities across five developmental domains. Social communication, particularly challenging for children with autism, are provided by models in CSLOT’s Early Intervention Clinic and Yikes Tikes!, CSLOT’s inclusion preschool. Thus, children receive ABA in individual sessions and then practice their newly-learned skills and behaviors in a group context as well as in their homes, where families can learn the methods used in therapy and receive the support they need to manage their child.
A Team Approach
The strength of the program is found in a team approach to evaluation and treatment, with Speech/Language Pathologists, and Occupational Therapists supporting the work of the Behavior Therapists.