ABA Therapy Program

Our belief is that no two children learn in the exact same way, therefore, each developmental program is customized according to the needs and interests of the child. Individualized plans will be created by a team of therapists, aids, teachers, and parents. Our plans are flexible, leaving space for strategies and interventions to be frequently analyzed and adjusted according to the progress of the child. Whether your child is showing any signs of concern in their progress or not, our center can help support and advance their development. ABS will concentrate on the interests and needs of the children by providing additional attention as a way to enrich their minds and interests.

​Up to 40 hours of ABA therapy: A successful Early Intervention program works to promote and develop speech, self-help skills, communication skills, feeding and school readiness skills.  These programs are led by Board Certified Behavior Analysts also known as BCBAs and implemented by Registered Behavior Technicians also known as RBTs.  Research recommends that early intervention be provided for 30-40 hours per week.

 

Daily Therapy Schedule

  • 1:1 RBT: Each child will have a team of RBTs running their programs created and supervised by the BCBAs

  • Individualized goals: At ABS we use a multitude of assessments to identify maladaptive behaviors that are targeted for reduction and identify skills to be taught 

  • Individual Speech therapy: Each child will receive two 30-minute sessions per week with our Board certified Speech and Language Pathologist  

  • Group Speech therapy: The Speech and Language Pathologist will push into therapy rooms to conduct group sessions

  • A STEAM Reggio Emilia philosophy curriculum is followed daily to ensure school readiness skills are worked on

  • Parents receive live updates and pictures throughout the day using the Kinderlime App.

 

Weekly Therapy Schedule

  • Music therapy: A board certified Music Therapist works on social skills, turn taking and verbal/non verbal communications skills meanwhile the RBT simultaneously works on ABA goals

  • Dance, yoga, movement, gardening, cooking, nature exploration and art: Creating a natural learning environment is essential in a ReggioABA clinic​

 

Monthly Therapy Schedule

  • Pet interventions: Dogs on Duty and other service animals visit the children monthly to promote natural environment learning opportunities.  ABA goals are incorporated and being tracked during this time. 

  • Community outings: BCBAs and RBTs attend monthly field trips to promote opportunities for real life goals 

  • Developmental Assessments: We require assessments be done every 6 months to track the child's progress in our ABA Clinic. This ensures the best quality of therapy for your child.

 

 ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Therapy

Your child's ABA goals will work on the following:​

  • Program development based on individual needs of the child and family

  • Planned training for parents, caregivers, and therapists

  • Self-care and daily living skill acquisition

  • Toilet training

  • Feeding therapy

  • Behavior Intervention Plan 

 

Language and Literacy Growth

  • Word recognition and repetition

  • Basic American Sign Language (ASL) skills

  • Hearing and manipulating books

  • Playing with instruments and singing

  • Assembling puzzles

  • Gesturing and facial expressing, as well as sound development, to begin expressing wants, needs, and feelings

Physical and Intellectual Growth

  

  • Exploration of textures, colors, water, light, and magnets

  • Gross motor development skills 

  • Cooperation with routines such as getting dressed and washing hands, and using the restroom

  • Creating routines such as meal, nap, and outside time

  • Gaining memory and imitation skills

Community Growth

  • Developing solitary, explorative play skills

  • Developing early peer relations during parallel and associative play 

  • Controlling impulses and increasing attention spans

  • Simple problem solving

  • Characterization of familiar and unfamiliar people and things

  • Creating relationships with RBT's, therapist, and paraprofessionals 

  • Building social skills in group based activities

Early Intervention In Center ABA Therapy (30-40 Hours Per Week)                        2-7 Years of Age

Research Based Early Intervention ABA therapy is provided at our center. ABA therapy is offered for clients needing the most care and early intervention. 

 

Early intervention is the treatment, evaluation and assessment of a child prior to seven years old. Prior to five years of age children grow rapidly and develop many skills. Delays in development are an indication that your child may benefit from applied behavior analysis (ABA)/early intervention.

 

Early treatment and diagnosis are vital in order to increase the chances of a more positive prognosis.

Delays in development are typically apparent in the following areas:

Therapy provided at our centers are all overseen by specially trained, master’s level, Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs).

Therapist-to-child ratios are 1:1 which is provided by Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certified professionals.

Exceptional therapy at AB Spectrum includes:

  • Complete PEAK testing Assessment and a Functional Behavior Assessment

  • Comprehensive behavior, communication and skill acquisition programs that are individual to each child.

  • Individualized Behavior Intervention Plans  

  • Verbal behavior / Communication training

  • Play & social skills training

  • On Site BCBA program oversight and therapist supervision

  • Child focused, family-friendly learning environment

Emphasis will be given on the following stimulants:

Language and Literacy Growth

  • Practice using words or ASL to label objects and express needs and wants

  • Participating in reading time by recognizing words, imitating reading behaviors, turning pages, and babbling while looking at pictures

  • Exploring writing with scribbles on paper

  • Showing interest in counting, shapes, sizes, colors, and opposites (up vs down, sit vs stand, etc)

  • Starting to communicate using simple words 

  • Using an increased amount of words to express desires and ideas

  • Storytelling and retelling daily events

  • Beginning to write names, letters, numbers, and making shapes

  • Rhyming and singing familiar songs

  • Asking and answering simple questions

  • Creating and identifying simple patterns

  • Recognizing and naming letters and numbers in books

  • Journaling using writing, drawing or photography that includes people, animals, events, and more

 Physical and Intellectual Growth

  

  • Sorting and classifying similar objects

  • Exploring cause and effect by discovering new ways to play with toys

  • Learning to walk, hop, throw, kick, and start to run

  • Showing increased body awareness and control

  • Developing interest in novel art materials like play dough, chalk, paint, crayons, and clay

  • Developing interest in music through games and simple songs

  • Following simple rules

  • Creating memory growth

  • Habit Training/Toilet training

  • Expression through arts and photography

  • Taking part in and designing scientific experiments

  • Comprehending past, present, and future

  • Role playing

  • Following rules independently or with minimal prompts

  • Completing challenging activities that require greater focus

  • Encouraging self creatively with innovative toys

  • Improving gross motor movements such as running, jumping, hopping, and balancing

  • Increasing self-care abilities

  • Following and giving directions

  • Examining new objects or situations with deeper curiosity

 Community Growth

  • Regulating emotions independently or with the help of a familiar adult

  • Increasing body awareness of self and peers as it relates to social settings

  • Pretending and imitating play with household objects and toys

  • Increasing attention spans

  • Increasing problem solving skills

  • Increasing interest in interacting with familiar adults and other children

  • Show increasing interest in interacting with other children by noticing others’ emotions”

  • Acknowledging feelings of others and responding appropriately

  • Staying focused and asking peers to do the same

  • Building relationships with familiar people

  • Understanding who can help with wants and needs

  • Showing an initiative to play with other children and building similar interests

  • Resolving disagreements with peers

  • Showing a variety of emotions during role play

  • Controlling impulses with adults and peers

  • Appropriate behavior during group mealtimes

Need Therapy?

If your child isn’t speaking, resists eye contact, has odd or repetitive play that is isolated, lacks the ability to imitate actions of those around him/her or doesn’t engage in social situations with their peers, then you may need to take the next step. It is always advisable to seek the guidance of a medical professional prior to selecting any therapy program.

If you are concerned about the development of your child, ABSpectrum can help. We are able to effectively assess your child and develop an individualized program based on their age and unique developmental needs. A diagnosis isn’t required to begin therapy as we are able to do the Autism Diagnosis Screening at our center for your family.

 

Please contact us immediately if you notice these signs.

Building Respect, Responsibility, & Community for a Brighter Future.

14733 Clayton Rd Chesterfield, MO​ 63011

Phone: 314 339 7732

Fax: 636 220 8338

Hours of Operation: 7:00am -6:00pm

Administration Hours: 7:00am-4:00pm

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