How does Applied Behavior Analysis work
Applied Behavior Analysis
Does your child find it difficult to interact with their peers? Do they struggle to make friends? If so our Social Skills Groups are designed to help children who have autism spectrum disorders, language delays, behavioral issues, attention deficits, learning differences, and other special needs create lasting friendships. We start by helping children create strong social skills that cannot only help them make friends, but feel confident about themselves, as well. If you are interested in determining if your child would benefit from ABA therapy and techniques.
How does it work?
- Social Skills is group therapy designed for school-aged children who need help making friends and other fulfilling connections. Mastering social skills, such as responding appropriately to situations and empathizing with peers, are critical to a child’s success in large schools and classrooms.
- We group children who are developmentally appropriate for each other based on age, strengths, interest, and scheduling factors. As a result, various levels of therapy are available, focusing on everything from the basics to more complex skills. The goal is to maximize social opportunities for children that will also build their confidence.
- Our proprietary curriculum includes fun, age-appropriate activities to help children master conversation, sportsmanship, and friendship skills. Science, art, music, academic enrichment, technology, gaming activities, and occasional field trips are all used to motivate and engage.
- Children learn social skills directly from our degreed ABA therapists, as well as through the natural course of cooperating and interacting with each other. The group dynamic also teaches children how to respond appropriately to a group leader, which simulates a teacher/classroom setting.
Is it right for my child?
- Social Skills is designed for older, school-aged children who are not struggling academically, but have difficulty interacting with peers and making friends. They have not yet mastered skills like self-monitoring, responding to situations appropriately, and relating with others.
- If your child is too young to participate in Social Skills, we can set up age-appropriate social situations in one-on-one therapy and provide individualized attention that will help them to develop and progress in the areas of cooperative play, sharing, and taking turns.