Individualized Treatment Plans

Individualized Treatment Plans Make a Difference

Good ABA programs for autism are not "one size fits all." Each ABA treatment program is written to meet the needs of the individual learner.

After your child is assessed, our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) will create an individual treatment plan. The plan is implemented by a skilled behavior technician, who is supervised by a CARE consultant. The behavior technician also collects data to evaluate the plan’s effectiveness.

We set up a feedback loop based on ongoing data evaluation and periodic assessments, so that your child’s plan can be modified to ensure the intervention is maximally effective. This is particularly important in cases where a child does not show progress in any of the plan’s elements.

Treatment plan elements may include, but are not limited to:

ABA Principles
All CARE programming is based on basic behavioral principles proven to teach and improve socially important behaviors to promote independence.

Functional Anaysis
A process by which the function of a given behavior is diagnosed and an intervention is developed to change or modify that behavior based on that function.

Reinforcement
A preferred consequence that immediately follows an appropriate behavior in order to increase the likelihood of that behavior occurring more in the future.

Incidental Teaching
A method of teaching that takes advantage of naturally occurring teachable moments (i.e., incidents) to provide learning opportunities to the client.

Discrete Trial Training
A method of teaching that breaks down more complex skills into smaller, more simplified steps that are used in a stepwise fashion to achieve the overall skill.

Errorless Teaching
This method of instruction occurs when the instructor immediately prompts the client to make the correct response to promote accuracy.  Prompts are then faded over time.

Verbal Behavior
Function-based language interventions that are individualized to each client in order to foster communication allows that individual to get their wants and needs met as well as participate socially in the world around them.

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
A six-phase alternative/augmentative communication system developed by Bondy & Frost (1985) to promote functional communication based on Skinner's Verbal Behavior and ABA principles.

Positive Behavior Support
A behavior management procedure rooted in basic behavioral principles that focuses on reinforcement in the environment as a means to promote desired behavior.

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