Services we offer
We offer individualized behavioral treatment programs in-home, in-clinic and through Tele-health for individuals on the autism spectrum from ages 18 months to 18 years of age. We aim to provide behavioral interventions and skill acquisition in areas such as social skills, language, play skills, academic skills and adaptive behaviors to assist in more independent living. We offer behavioral assessments, parents training, and social skills groups.
Where does ASN offer ABA Sevices?
Autism Support Now offers ABA services for the KC Metro area, as well as Southeast Missouri region (including Cape Girardeau, MO and Sikeston, MO). We offer in home service and in clinic services in the Kansas City metro. Currently we only offer “in home” services in the Southeast Missouri region. We will have clinic services in June 2018 in the SEMO region.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
ABA focuses on providing treatments that revolve around socially significant behaviors. This can be done through behavioral interventions, skill acquisition and problem behavior reduction for individuals who are on the autism spectrum. ABA has seven key features that serve as the guiding principles. These guiding principles are that ABA is applied, behavioral, analytic, conceptually systematic, technological, effective and can be generalized. ABA focuses on behaviors that are observable and measurable in order to determine the function of a behavior.
Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI)
EIBI is an evidence-based practice using ABA principles to work on skill acquisition and to increase appropriate behaviors while decreasing unwanted behaviors for children ages 18 months to 7 years of age. Skill acquisition is done in EIBI through a procedure called discrete trial training in a one-on-one adult to child environment. EIBI strives to maximize the child’s success in areas such as social skills, play, language, pre-academic skills and daily living skills.
Social Skills Groups
Social skills groups are groups for children around the same age in which a focus is on building relationships and social skills appropriate for that age group. These are adult-led groups that aim to teach children how to appropriately interact with their peers. Skills that may be addresses through social skills groups could be skills such as interpreting body language, maintaining conversations, greetings, turn taking, requesting and many more socially significant skills.
Functional Behavior Assessment
A functional behavior assessment (FBA) aims to identify the function of a behavior and to then develop a plan to address variables that maintain the behavior and to teach appropriate replacement behaviors.
What is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA)?
A BCBA is specific certification in behavior analysis. A BCBA is an independent practitioner who provides applied behavior-analytic services. BCBA’s supervise the work of others involved in the implementation of ABA interventions to the client.
What is a registered behavior technician (RBT)?
A RBT is professional who practices under close supervision of the BCBA. The RBT is responsible for direct implementation of ABA programs. The RBT is not responsible for designing interventions or assessments. The BCBA determines what tasks the RBT is to perform and to make sure that the RBT is meeting competency standards.
What is Telehealth?
Telehealth is a means of improving your child’s care through the support of telecommunication technologies. Telehealth allows health services, such as ABA, to be delivered virtually no matter the distance between provider and client.