Important Life Skills
In addition to our ABA therapy services, ABC has other programs that can also be added to your child’s curriculum. We have specific programs to assist & help with the following:
Our detailed formula for success will typically have the child independently urinating in the toilet in only 3-4 days. We provide you with all the information you will need and helpful tips and pointers as well. Broken down into simple terms, it takes four main steps:
Step 1: Give the child plenty of liquids.
Step 2: Sit him/her on the toilet and stay in the bathroom with him/her for entertainment and encouragement.
Step 3: When the child successfully uses the toilet, reward the good behavior.
Step 4: Take a break, then start over again.
If accidents happen along the way, we’ve got you covered. Our program includes everything you will need to successfully potty train your child and have them independently using the bathroom within a few days.
The first part of our program helps children use utensils (forks and spoons especially). The second part helps children expand what is typically a very rigid and restricted diet. The health implications of expanding a child’s diet will help him/her in a multitude of ways.
While therapy can be extremely beneficial, trained professionals can’t be with the child all the time. Parent Training helps the child to get the right kind of intervention as often as possible. In a typical Parent Training session, the caregiver and their child will work together as they are coached by a therapist. The caregiver and therapist will decide on specific skills to practice at home until they can follow up in the next session.
Our peer interaction program focuses on advancing social skills between the client and a peer of around the same age. Children with Autism, and other developmental delays, often struggle with social skills, and may have a hard time interacting with other children and making friends. This program is essential in supporting the children in having relationships and creating friendships with other children their age, and engaging with them appropriately. The sessions begin very structured, participating in activities together at the table under the direct guidance of the therapist. As the children become more comfortable with each other, and begin engaging in independent conversations and basic interaction skills are mastered, such as eye contact, and reciprocating information, they will begin doing things like board games, and practicing more advanced conversation skills. The interactions will progress to more independent, unstructured sessions, where the children will practice more advanced social skills, collaboration, problem solving, as well as understanding gestures and interpreting body language.