Autism and ABA
Autism is a developmental disability that typically appears within the first years of life. It is the result of a neurological disorder that effects the functioning of the brain in the areas of reasoning, social interaction and communication skills.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a highly structured one-to-one behavior modification program, where repetition, reinforcement and rewards are used to teach. Tasks are broken down into component steps. Data are collected daily and graphed so that the progress of the child is measurable.
Services and Specialists
Each child receives a comprehensive combination of one-to-one home based and center based services. These services are individualized to meet each child's specific needs and include: special instruction, speech, occupational therapy, physical therapy, parent training and monthly team meetings. A variety of ancillary services are also available: family support groups, parent workshops and individual/family counseling.
Thursday's Child utilizes the following specialists: