ABA therapy is designed to increase adaptive skills and provide effective behavior training for individuals ages 2-21 that are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD). These services are offered in the home or in our development center.
A child that is eligible for Autism Services usually experiences problems in one or more of the following areas:
Low or no language/communication
Lack of self-help skills
Lack of social skills
Demonstrate obsessive/compulsive behaviors
Has high magnitude of problem behaviors (e.g., tantrums, aggression, self injury)
Difficulty with potty training
Does not give eye contact
The focus of this program is to provide the parents, guardians and child[ren] with the tools necessary to improve the fundamental behaviors of the individual. One of our primary goals is to implement structure, stability, and strength within the child’s natural environment. Our intent is to assist the child’s family in successfully managing clinically designed behavioral modifications strategies in the home settings.
RCG’s Autism program seeks to individualize outcomes that are deemed relevant for the family, focusing on the child’s participation in activity settings that are important to the family and focus on the whole child rather that just on specific developmental skills.
Key Elements of the Program
Naturalistic applied behavioral analytic strategies
Expanding existing communication skills
Parental involvement fostered through parent training
Focus on interpersonal exchange and positive reinforcement
Shared engagement with joint activities to foster socialization skills
Decreases Problem Behaviors, Increases Positive Behaviors
Teaches Replacement Skills
A Trained ABA Therapist will:
Work directly one on one with your child
Implement all behavioral protocols
Implement ABA curriculum
Provide parent(s) training
Provide family with updated reports to show progression
A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will:
Assess your child’s current level
Design ABA curriculum specifically to meet the needs of your child
Provide supervision to ABA Therapist
Oversee ABA curriculum and behavior program
Modify program as your child progresses
Recognizing Children’s Gifts was founded to promote and enhance the development of infants and young children with special needs between the ages of birth to adolescence. We offer one of the most comprehensive programs in Virginia, offering services in a center based environment in addition to providing services in the home. You can contact them here.