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ABA Therapy applies the principles of human learning to behaviours in socially significant areas and real life situations.
It can be used as an approach to help in special education, special needs, autism support and behavioural development.
ABA is a tool to understand behaviour – how behaviour works, how the surroundings can influence behaviour, and how learning happens. in order to help your child develop behaviours that assist them throughout life.
It can be done at home or at our clinics, but usually it’s a combination of both. Our ABA therapists can also provide support in your child’s place of learning, such as childcare, kindergarten or school.
Therapists tailor the approach to your child’s individual everyday needs and provide support for behavioural strategies for you to follow at home.
To learn more about ABA or to book an appointment contact your nearest Early Start Australia clinic.
ABA can help many people achieve their goals and have a say in their lives. Whether through a targeted program or a more comprehensive therapy program targeting early intervention, it helps young children participate in life and learn new skills in a way that’s broken down into achievable ‘bite-sized pieces’ by focussing on positive outcomes. Some of the main benefits are:
At Early Start Australia, we offer two different models of ABA therapy.
The ABA Full-Service Model – which uses our trained ABA therapists to provide program supervision at both our premises and your home.
The ABA Workshop Model – which is a home-based program where parents are responsible for recruiting, and sometimes the training of, an ABA therapist to work directly with their child.
The first step for our therapist is to analyse and collect a lot of information to get a good picture of how ABA can best be used to help your child. The therapists put their detective hats on to really understand what’s going on, what are your child’s challenges, needs and areas for skills development.
Skills are then broken down into small achievable parts. Teaching approaches follow the ABC format, where a child is taught and supported through positive reinforcement to learn new skills.
A child’s behaviour might look at something specific, like helping them be safe and not run across the road. Or it can be used to teach expressive communications, school learning skills, and positive play behaviours.
Applied behaviour assists with behaviours of concern by addressing them through functional behaviour assessment and a positive behaviour support plan.
We focus on supporting clients (and their families) to develop language, motor, cognitive, social and emotional skills, and provide therapy supports for children with developmental delay or disability, including autism spectrum disorder.
Our multi-disciplinary teams work together with you to understand your needs and develop a plan using evidence-based strategies to help you achieve your goals and aspirations.
We have clinics in every state and territory creating a strong community of allied health professionals with the collective knowledge and expertise to deliver you the best outcomes.
We are a registered NDIS provider and are here to help you on your NDIS journey.
Early intervention is not just for the kids. We offer therapies to cater for all ages, needs and abilities,
and we know the sooner you start your therapy journey the better.