The Compass Wellness Center
Applied Behavioral Analysis
Evidence-Based Treatment for Autism
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Applied Behavior Analysis is the most effective treatment for individuals with autism. It is the only treatment that has been endorsed by many states Department of Mental Health as having sufficient research to be recommended as a method for children under three who have been diagnosed with autism.
The Behavioral Analytic Approach is based on scientific, data based applied research over the past 30-years. This research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and has been validated in schools, homes, and treatment clinics in the United States and internationally.
If Your Child Has Been Diagnosed with Autism Compass Wellness Center offers a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) who can design an in-home, behaviorally-based treatment plan. This plan will consist of instructional programs and, if needed, behavioral reduction programs. Our BCBA's and staff technicians will show you how to deliver instruction to your child and how to address challenging behaviors.
Functional Assessment - Behavior analysts are uniquely qualified to carry outfunctional behavior assessments to determine why certain challenging behaviors occur. During a functional assessment, the behavior analysts will observe your child and conduct short-term trials of interventions to determine what works best for your child.
Based on the assessment, the behavior analysts will develop a treatment plan specific to your child's needs. The treatment plan will outline procedures for preventing your child's challenging behaviors and addressing these behaviors should they occur.
How A Compass Behavior Analysts Will Help Your Child
1. Assess the child's current functioning using skill based assessments.
2. Target the most important skills.
3. Teach everyone who works with the child to use instructional prompts and reinforcement.
4. Collect data to evaluate effectiveness of the instruction. If a technique in not working, the data will show this and modifications will be made to assure effectiveness.
5. Promote the generalization of skills.
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