Autism Services

Autism Services in Columbia, SC

ABA therapy is individualized to each child based on an initial assessment (e.g., the ABLLS-R, PEAK Assessment, VB-MAPP, Essentials for Living, Functional Assessments, etc.) and continually modified based on the child’s progress. ABA Therapy is designed to help children acquire new skills and make progress in the following areas:

  • Early Intervention:  Preparing children from infancy to kindergarten for the transition to school-based learning with the objective of entering into the least restrictive environment possible.
  • Behavioral management:  Reducing dangerous and/or disruptive behavior such as aggression, self-injury, non-compliance and elopement.
  • Social Skills:  Teaching children and adolescents how to establish peer relationships, reciprocate conversations, and respond to nonverbal cues from peers in social situations.
  • Verbal Behavior:  Creating an effective communication process to give kids a way of expressing their thoughts, needs, and wants using an Augmented Alternative Communication device or American Sign Language (ASL).
  • Adaptive Living Skills:  Teaching skills needed for an individual to function safely, independently, and appropriately on a daily basis.  Living skills include: toileting, grooming, dressing, meal time behavior, housekeeping chores, and gross and fine motor skills.

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