Goals of the ABA Programme
- To provide intensive teaching for your child to achieve positive outcomes;
- To provide a personalised comprehensive curriculum to enable your child to make progress and met their full potentials.
- For learners with an Educational Health Care Plans (EHCP), a personalised curriculum will be developed and implemented to enable them to achieve their outcomes.
- To provide support and training to parents and a team of ABA tutors;
- To provide enjoyable learning opportunities;
- To make a successful transition into school/ secondary school.
Teaching will focus on two main areas
- Building skills:
- To build on the child’s strengths and areas of development. There will be an emphasis on developing communication and language skills, social interaction and play skills and self-help skills, gross and fine motor skills and increasing independence.
- Behaviours will be prioritised which are of social significance to the child and their families to improve their quality of life.
- Overcoming barriers to learning:
- To identify the functions of behaviours which are potential barriers to learning (e.g., non-compliance, aggression, tantrums, disruptive behaviour, obsessions, self-injurious behaviours etc) and teaching alternative replacement behaviours and functional communication skills. For example, if a child engages in a tantrum to access a preferred toy, they will be taught how to request for the item appropriately.
- Developing problem-solving skills and self-management of behaviour and emotions.
Nature of the programme
- The programme will usually start at home and then gradually transition to nursery or school.
- Teaching will be delivered on a one to one basis provided by a team of tutors and/or parents.
- Opportunities will be developed to teach group skills when the learner is ready.
- Teaching hours will be intensive, approximately 30 – 35 hours per week.
- For children attending school on a full-time basis, teaching will be delivered on a part-time basis and take place after school hours and during the weekends and school holidays.
- In some circumstances, the programme will be delivered on a part-time basis with a recommendation of approximately 10 – 15 hours of therapy per week.
- The teaching approach will be based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis which has a robust evidence-based for intervention for children with autism.
- For children under the age of 7, this intervention is also referred to as Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention (EIBI).
- Family involvement is key, particularly in generalising skills into the natural and everyday environment.
- Teaching will use a variety of evidence-based strategies from Applied Behaviour Analysis (e.g., Discrete Trial Teaching, Incidental Teaching, Natural Environment Teaching, chaining, shaping etc).
- Emphasis is on teaching as naturally as possible across all environments to promote generalisation of skills.
- The programme will be overseen by a Consultant Behaviour Analyst – BCBA (Board Certified Behaviour Analyst).
- A personalised curriculum to meet the needs of your child will be designed and implemented. This will be informed by assessment data.
- The skills taught will be functional and meaningful for the learner.
- Teaching will be adapted to the unique qualities and needs of the child.
- Teaching approach and the environment will be enjoyable to the learner.
- Planned interventions to overcome potential barriers to learning.
- Planned opportunities to generalise skills to the natural environment.
- Regular assessment of the individual needs of the child or young person.
- Teaching decisions will be data-driven.
- The teaching style will be tailored to the child, taking into consideration their interests and motivations.
- A high level of supervision and training will be provided to ensure a successful programme.
- The child’s progress for each aspect of the programme will be evaluated and monitored regularly to ensure that the most effective strategies and interventions are used.
What We Provide
Achieve with Autism Consultancy Ltd provides personalised comprehensive home-based and school-based ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) programmes to enable learners to make progress and met their full potentials.
Our service is for children from preschool age (0-5), primary school age (5- 12) and secondary school age (12 -19). We provide consultancy services to children with autism spectrum disorder, developmental difficulties or related disorders.
We provide services to enable children to overcome difficulties with communication, social interaction and play skills, learning and life skills.
We provide consultancy service for children and young people with or without autism and developmental difficulties in the following areas:
- Attentional and/or motivational skills
- Social skills
- Academic skills
- Eating and drinking skills
- Toilet training skills
- Individual behaviour management
- Group or classroom management
Other services provided include:
Assessments – to provide an objective outline of developmental progress. A behavioural assessment will also provide information about areas of strength and areas for development.
Advice and support on Educational Health and Care Plans (EHCP), Education Tribunals and SEND code of practice.
We also deliver training for both parents and professionals and offer a bespoke outreach and consultancy service.
We also empower families by giving them techniques and practical strategies to cope with autism and related disorders through the use of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).
We provide services for learners who live within a reasonable travelling distance from our London office and surrounding areas.