ABA Therapy in Westchester
Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA therapy, is a treatment tool for autistic children. Here at Achievement Behavior Services, we believe in using only the very best tools to help your child.
If you are the parent of a child on the autism spectrum and you live in Westchester, New York, our in-home ABA therapy services are available to you.
The Initial Assessment
The first step to helping your autistic child is an in-home visit to assess them. This will help us see where on the spectrum they are. We’ll also need to discuss their specific needs to see if Achievement therapy services can help them.
As an ABA therapy agency, our Westchester ABA home care services are provided by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs). These analysts are trained to diagnose a child and assign them a treatment plan.
This initial assessment is also an opportunity for parents, siblings and other family members to express specific concerns or problems that they see the child facing.
Our BCBAs are trained to use ABA tools like positive reinforcement to help your child learn important skill sets. For example, if your child struggles to put their shoes on, positive reinforcements can be provided to help your child learn this skill.
Positive reinforcement and negative reinforcement are psychological concepts that, when correctly incorporated into therapy, can teach your child what is and isn’t okay to do in certain settings. For example, it might be okay to blow raspberries at home but not at school.
The beauty of ABA is that different tools can be used in different settings.
One of the biggest struggles that children on the autism spectrum face is social interaction. This neurological disability greatly inhibits a child’s ability to read facial expressions and social cues. It also inhibits their skillset when interacting with other children, whether or not those other children are on the spectrum.
These problems are often best treated when a child is in a setting with other children. In a controlled environment with a BCBA, autistic children have a safe place to learn what doesn’t come naturally to them. These skills can be learned by memorizing what certain social cues and facial expressions indicate. Practicing with other children on the spectrum will help your child implement what they are learning.
Therapy at School
While working with your child in a school setting, our therapists can work with their teachers to implement these tools in the classroom, further connecting the tools from therapeutic settings to real-world scenarios.
Your child can also participate in group therapy in a school setting. While group therapy in any setting with other autistic children will benefit your child, being engaged with other kids with whom they attend school will be very good for them. Meeting other children who share the same struggles can be a true gift.
Achievement Behavior Services looks forward to working with your family. We hope our services can help your child learn and progress as they go through their daily battle with autism.
If your child has recently been diagnosed with autism and your doctor has recommended ABA as a treatment option, please reach out to us. You can reach us at 516.229.1194 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to working with you and helping your child grow and develop to the best of their ability.
Parent Training, Family Training and Parental Support Groups
The family of a child on the Autism Spectrum also requires support. Living with an autistic child can present many struggles. This is why Achievement therapy services provides support groups and training for parents, as well as training for the whole family.
It’s easy to feel alone as a parent of a child on the autism spectrum. That’s why we have parent support groups. These groups are designed to connect you with other parents who are going through the same things. Raising an atypical child means dealing with atypical problems. Those problems can be better conquered when you have the support and understanding of others.
Training for parents is focused on helping you understand what your child is going through and how you can help them get through it. Seeing your child struggle without understanding why is one of the hardest parts of parenting a child on the spectrum.
It can also be challenging for a sibling to play with an autistic sibling. If your autistic child starts crying for no reason, their sibling might think they’ve done something wrong and feel bad about themselves.
But with knowledge comes understanding and power. If your neurotypical child understands that their autistic sibling might cry or get upset for no reason at all, they can help calm their sibling down while understanding that they haven’t done anything wrong. This will foster better communicative skills and help your children become friends.
How It Works?Research over the last 40+ years has shown the efficacy of ABA Therapy for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The intake consists of the BCBA observing your child and determining their severity on the spectrum, as well as discussing concerns with your family.<br />
To determine your eligibility for our services, you'll need to fill out our application, provide us with your child's official diagnosis and provide us with your health insurance information, including a prescription for ABA therapy.
After discussing your child's needs with you and filling out the eligibility forms, the BCBA will thoroughly assess your child to further determine what their needs are.<br />
If you're eligible for our services and we determine that we can help your child, we'll begin therapy. In Westchester, we offer direct, in-home care, as well as therapies at certain local schools and in social group settings.
A huge thank you for finding me the BEST two ABA therapist. Sophia and Grace are true rock stars and walking angels. Their skills combined with kindness and patience of a saint have truly helped Sophie progress. Sophie, me and her dad, are truly grateful for all of you!
A big thank you to Esti Perl, Intake coordinator, for helping us navigate the insurance information. We were never provided by other agencies all our options. We were struggling to find Full-Time employment and pay for ABA therapy caused us tremendous stress. Esti has helped us save so much money, and we received the very best ABA therapist.
We can’t be grateful enough I had an excellent experience with Achievement behavior services. The therapist assigned to my son went above and beyond. The BCBA would come every week to see how my son was progressing. They were always very punctual and professional. My child made excellent strides. They also do parent training nights that are very insightful and give good practical advice on various different subjects.
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