The ABA Intensive Program is designed to meet the needs of children who require an individualized, targeted approach to learning. All children go through an assessment upon joining the program to determine the intensity of sessions needed and to establish goals for the program. Programs can range from 10 to 30 hours per week.
All programs are overseen by a registered BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) who works closely with the Registered Behavior Therapists (RBT) to deliver education programs specific for your child. Regular parent contact with both the staff and the BCBA will allow you to effectively monitor your child’s progress.
Although every child’s program is unique, there are some commonalities among all programs at TDCC:
- The therapy program comes from a detailed assessment of a child’s skills and preferences as well as some family goals
- Treatment instruction and goals are developmentally appropriate and focus on a broad range of skills, such as sociability, communication, play, self-care, leisure, academic skills, and motor development
- The goals emphasize skills that enable learners to become independent and successful now and successful now and for life
- Instruction plans break down skills into skill sets and are taught from the most basic to the more complex
- There is constant ongoing objective tracking of the child’s progress
- The team frequently reviews the child’s progress and data to make empirically-based program adjustments
- Regular meetings with family and staff take place to allow for planning, review of child’s progress, and to make any needed adjustments
- The instructor will use a variety of different behavior analytic techniques.
At TDCC, your child’s sessions are structured to provide learning opportunities across planned and natural events. This allows the skills to be practiced across different settings leading to a higher and faster rate of skill acquisition.
This allows your child to learn how to generalize the skills they learn with us into their everyday lives. We also work with families on training and transferring skills into the home and community settings.
Our Behavioral Intensive Program can support:
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Pervasive Developmental Disorders
- Learning Difficulties
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)
- Down’s Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- PDD-NOS, and more