1. Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy And Discrete Trial Training

    One type of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy is called the Loovas Method; the most heavily researched therapy for Autism which demonstrates some of the best outcomes. If your child has been diagnosed with Autism at a young age and you’re thinking about ABA therapy, then your child could be on the road to success. As a parent we worry about the legitimacy of all therapies, how they will help our child, and what exactly goes on inside the therapist’s room. The Loovas Method relies heavily on Discrete Trial Training (DTT) and some incidental teaching. What is DTT? Discrete trial trai…Read More

  2. Take A Chance On Proven Applied Behavioral Analysis Results with Building Block Resolutions

    The number one form of therapy showing the most improvement for children with autism is applied behavioral analyses therapy (ABA). It is sometimes referred to as Lovaas treatment, which is one brand of ABA. Success was first recorded in 1967 but became wide spread in 1993. This is a thoroughly tested therapy with a lot of proven success stories behind it. When ABA therapy is done right many parents see it’s similar to one-on-one tutoring that any child of a young age goes through. Sometimes a child with autism needs an extra bit of love and care ABA provides. What is ABA? ABA is simply an in…Read More

  3. A Combination of ABA Therapy and ABLLS-R

    Applied Behavioral Analyses (AB A) therapy can help children of all ages and if you think your child would benefit from this therapy your therapist can perform certain tests to find out more. The assessment of basic language and learning skills (ABLLS-R pronounced a-bulls) is the center piece to most Verbal Behavioral programs. Before a therapist can go through ABA with your child they need to first understand what level of learning your child is at. This test isn’t meant to demean but can be upsetting for a parent to see their child is developmentally behind in any way. But remember, once t…Read More

  4. ABA Therapy can lower self injury in children with autism

    Self-injury in children is devastating. Watching your child so frustrated, or in so much pain that the only outlet they feel appropriate is self-injury, can break a parent’s heart. It can be distressing when your child is biting, hitting or otherwise hurting themselves and we understand this. Unfortunately, with autism this is a common trait. In some cases it leads to biting and hurting other children, which can embarrass and scare both the child and the parent. One way to help rectify this issue is with applied behavioral analyses. It is a widely accepted therapy that 32 out of 50 states in…Read More

  5. What can, yet another therapy, do for my child?

    Starting a new therapy, or even understanding the one you’re currently undergoing, can be a challenge. It’s hard to put your trust in something, especially when there have been so many hurdles along the way. And hurdles are something all parents of children with autism know too much about. With all that frustration we can sometimes want to give in. What can, yet another therapy, do for my child? Especially when we don’t really understand it. ABA therapy can sound complicated at first, but it really boils down to this… Have you ever been with any child, on a bright sunny day in the park…Read More

  6. What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

    Choosing the right therapy for your child can be a daunting task -- this we understand. Many questions race through a parents mind; will this really help my child? What if this doesn’t work? Therapists know it’s important to work with a flexible therapy because every child with Autism is different. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is one of the many therapies, but one that can work well for your child as it is created with them not for them. ABA will help in the following ways; Helps your child to increase mastery in tasks and social interactions. ABA can teach new skills to your little one…Read More

  7. Get The Best Therapy From a Smaller Agency

    Sometimes bigger is better, but when it comes to choosing the right therapist for your child. Bigger may not always be better. There are pros and cons to every decision and Applied Behavior Analysis, ABA therapy may be one of the biggest investments you make in your child with autism’s life. For this reason, here are a few simple things to consider when choosing a small versus a big ABA agency. With a small agency you can always get to the top person in charge. With the larger agencies there are usually several people you have to go through before getting to anyone who can actually help you.…Read More

  8. Behavioral Therapy

    Studies show that in the case of childhood therapy, a therapist should focus on relationships rather than the actual child. This means that children are happier when they see the happiness in their caregivers and loved ones. When they see that the people in their lives are happy and healthy it affects the children in a positive way. Consequently, when the people in their lives are living unhappy, unhealthy and stressed out lives, it affects the children in a negative way. Behavioral therapy focuses on both the child and the environment in which the child grows up. Behavioral therapy helps the …Read More

  9. Get the Best Out of Your ABA Therapy Program

    ABA therapy is time consuming and expensive. But in the end, if done right, it works! I’ve seen non-verbal children talk, aggressive children become model students and parents brought to tears for the turnaround in their child. Unfortunately, ABA is also expensive, to achieve these kind of results, a a 30-40 hour a week program is recommended. Supervised at least 3 hours a week by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, along with parent training. Put those cost somewhere over $1K a month for a good quality program. Here are some things to keep in mind so you don’t end up wasting your valuable…Read More