Pediatric ABA Therapy
What is Applied Behavior Analysis?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the process of utilizing positive behavior interventions to improve and bring out meaningful positive change in behaviors.
At Temecula Valley Therapy Services, we apply the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to create individualized instruction and programming to benefit children with:
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Developmental Disabilities
- Behavior Problems
What we provide:
Assessments: we provide an initial assessment in order to determine the child’s level of ability. If a more in-depth assessment is required, our BCBA supervisors conduct a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA). The initial assessment is then used to develop an individualized treatment program for the child.
Behavior Planning and Support: We create positive behavior plans, develop individualized strategies to teach for appropriate and alternative behaviors for the child.
In home, clinic and community setting services: 1:1 therapy is provided in the home, clinic, and community setting in order to strengthen our client’s needs from behaviors, language, daily living and social skills in a variety of settings.
Parent Consultation: We work with parents to create a specialized program for their child as well as providing parent training in order to help support the family. With parent consultation we teach our families the specific training techniques to utilize these approaches outside of session and to help generalize the child’s program goals.
We create specialized programs that increase functional communication skills while decreasing maladaptive behaviors and implement alternative coping and behavior skills. We also focus on daily living skills such as, dressing, feeding, toileting, and etc. We focus on social skills by teaching interactions with others, utilizing age-appropriate peers at our clinic, and/or play dates in the home and in the community. With social skills, we help build self-confidence, perspective taking, form positive relationships and help children identify and navigate difficult social situations and more!
Our ABA Staff:
BCBA Supervisors: Our supervisors oversee and overlap with our Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT’s) at our ABA cases as well as providing support for our staff and clients. Our supervisors conduct the initial assessment, Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA), develop the individualized treatment program for our clients and continue to monitor and change the program goals for our clients as needed.
RBT Staff: our therapists are Registered Behavioral Technicians (RBT), which are therapists who practices under the supervision of our BCBA’s. Our RBT’s are responsible for conducting 1:1 therapy in the home, community and/or clinic setting. The RBT’s implement the treatment program developed and supervised by the BCBA supervisor.
Our ABA staff are trained in specific techniques such as, Natural Environment Teaching (NET), Discrete Trail Training (DTT), and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) to name a few.
- Natural Environment Training (NET) is learning through play or learning in the natural setting. With NET, we don’t just teach at a table or desk we teach on the floor, in different rooms, outside, and/or in the community. Our sessions may look like we’re just playing but we are teaching through different contexts. For example, learning to take turns, or learning to label different items in their environment by playing certain games.
- Discrete Trail Training (DTT) is breaking down skills into smaller steps, utilize repetition, and reinforcement.
- Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is a form of augmentative and alternative communication. PECS are small pictures that are used and exchanged to aid in communication with children, adolescents and adults.
At Temecula Valley Therapy Services, we are able to address developmental skills in all areas because we can consult with the other disciplines at our company, which are Occupational Therapy (OT), Speech Therapy (ST) and Physical Therapy (PT).