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ABA Therapy

ABA Therapy

A Nurturing Plan That
Brings Change

ABA is an acronym for Applied Behavior Analysis. It is a science data-based therapy that involves a step by step application: assessment, evaluation, and implementation of a personalized hands-on plan that builds on strengths and addresses weaknesses to refine behavior and forward achievement in life.

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Individualized Program

Positive
Prompting

Social Skills

Communication Reinforcement

Everyday Tasks

Improved
Behavior

Self-Esteem

Key Elements of
ABA Curriculum

Individualized Program

Tailored therapy designed for each child

Positive
Prompting

Pragmatic reminders to reinforce lessons

Social Skills

Exercises that promote human interaction

Communication Reinforcement

Tools to fortify effective language and communication

Everyday Tasks

Skills related to personal hygiene and simple chores

Improved
Behavior

Encouragement of good conduct versus poor behavior

Self-Esteem

Development of confidence, self-worth, and the will to succeed

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At Milestone Achievements there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all program, but a tailored-fit-program for each.

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Frequently Asked Questions

ABA is an acronym for Applied Behavior Analysis. It is a science data-based therapy that involves a step by step application: assessment, evaluation, and implementation of a personalized plan that builds on strengths and addresses weaknesses to refine behavior and forward achievement in life.

Autism has no cure, hence therapy cannot treat it. However, it can address the symptoms of autism, by working with children on the spectrum to change behavior for the better.

ABA therapy relies on prompting and reinforcement to build a child’s social strengths and mitigate his or her negative behaviors. At the same time, the process incorporates progress-monitoring and plan-restructuring if necessary to add techniques that will further advance individual goals.
A specialist certified as a BCBA is usually the professional that assigns the ABA therapist to an individual case and then supervises progress and implements possible changes to the program.
It is best to start the treatment as young as two years of age so that he or she will be properly prepared for school. Most children begin between 2 and 6 years of age but older children and even young adults can benefit from the treatment.
We sum it up in one word: passion. We’re fired up about our therapy plan because we really care – and because we are devoted to transforming the standard perspective on an oft ‘robotic’ system and about kids on the autistic spectrum. Based on a philosophy that stresses using challenges as stepping stones to achievement, we help kids and their families learn lasting techniques to individual growth, development and a thriving future.

We are centered in Athens and Atlanta GA, and will also be serving the Minneapolis and Arizona communities with a focus on making an impact on kids in home and school therapy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does ABA refer to?

ABA is an acronym for Applied Behavior Analysis. It is a science data-based therapy that involves a step by step application: assessment, evaluation, and implementation of a personalized plan that builds on strengths and addresses weaknesses to refine behavior and forward achievement in life.

How does ABA therapy change negative behavior?

ABA therapy relies on prompting and reinforcement to build a child’s social strengths and mitigate his or her negative behaviors, all the while monitoring progress and restructuring the plan if necessary to incorporate techniques that will further advance individual goals.

What is the best age to begin therapy for children on the autism spectrum?

It is best to start the treatment as young as two years of age so that he or she will be properly prepared for school. Most children begin between 2 and 6 years of age but older children and even young adults can benefit from the treatment.

Where does Milestone Achievements operate?

We are centered in Athens and Atlanta GA, and will also be serving the Minneapolis and Arizona communities with a focus on making an impact on kids in home and school therapy.

Does ABA therapy treat autism?

Autism has no cure, hence therapy cannot treat it. However, it can address the symptoms of autism, by working with children on the spectrum to change behavior for the better.

Is there any supervision over the therapy?

A specialist certified as a BCBA is usually the professional that assigns the ABA therapist to an individual case and then supervises progress and implements changes to the program.

In what way does Milestone Achievements stand out for excellence?

We sum it up in one word: passion. We’re fired up about our therapy plan because we really care. We’re and because we are devoted to transforming the standard perspective on an oft ‘robotic’ system and about kids on the autistic spectrum. Based on a philosophy that stresses using challenges as stepping stones to achievement, we help kids and their families learn lasting techniques to individual growth, development and a thriving future.

Partnerships with families

Information for Parents

Established relationships with parents means we can share information positively and effectively to support children as much as possible.

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    Hours of Operation

    Eligible hours of care are based on parent's working hours plus one half hour for picking up of your child. For example: If your working or school hours are 9:00am-4:30pm then your eligible hours of care are 8:30am-5:00pm.

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    Communication

    Open communication between parents and staff is strongly encouraged. Teachers are encouraged to learn what is important to you as a parent and to use that information when programming for the group.

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    Medical Information

    We are required under the Child Care and Early Years Act to have a copy of each child's immunization record or a statement of religious or conscientious objection to immunization.

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    Injuries

    If your child is injured while at the centre, staff will administer basic first aid. If medical attention is required, attempts will be made to reach the parents immediately. Staff will call Emergency Services if required.

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    Clothing

    Exploration often requires getting messagey! All of the materials that we use are washable however, we are aware that some paint colours and other materials are difficult to fully remove.

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    Nutrition

    Children are encouraged to taste a variety of foods but no child is ever forced to eat foods that they do not wish to. All parts of the meal make up a child's nutritional requirement; therefore no food will be withheld.

Parent Resources

The Parent Handbook provides new parents with an understanding of the mission, philosophy, policies, and procedures followed at our centre.

Children need healthy, wholesome foods

Healthy Nutrition for Growing Children

The three week rotating menu is planned according to the Food Guide and recommendations from our local Public Health Unit. All food is cooked with consideration of maintaining its full nutritional value. The centre provides a morning and afternoon snack and a midday lunch. Our standards exceed the following guidelines:

Fruits

Vegetables

Grains

Understanding children’s behavior

Behavior Guidance

Positive and consistent techniques should be used to encourage children whose play actions are both appropriate and inappropriate.

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Preferred Practices

  • Positive verbal and gestural reinforcement for appropriate behaviour, redirection of inappropriate behaviour

  • One verbal request (ensuring understanding) followed by gentle physical assistance

  • Teaching and practicing of preferred behaviours in order to help children habituate skills and learn self discipline

  • Offering children age appropriate choices and assisting them to follow through

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Prohibited Practices

  • Corporal punishments of any child (spanking, hitting, shaking, etc.)

  • Deliberate harsh or degrading measures that would humiliate a child or undermine a child's self respect (threatening, verbal abuse, yelling, etc.)

  • Deprivation of basic needs (food, clothing, shelter, bedding etc)

  • Confining in a locked room

  • Locking the exits of the Child Care Centre for the purpose of confining