Most children with ASD require intensive ABA therapy for the best gains and to improve their skills and behaviors. At ICAN-B, we strongly believe that the intensity (e.g., hours) of ABA therapy should be based on the child’s needs. In other words, some children might need more hours of ABA therapy and some children might not. Many factors come into play when determining the intensity of ABA hours for your child. A number of assessment tools might be used in our FBA interviews, for example:
Your child’s functioning level
Severity of challenging behaviors
1) Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT), which commonly known to be a more structured type of teaching approach and
2) natural environment teaching (NET), which commonly is seen as a looser and play-based type of teaching approach. DTT is a teaching approach developed by behavior analysts basing on the principles of Behavior Analysis. It breaks skills down into short and simple tasks to make the learning process easier and faster for the child. On the other hand, NET is also a teaching approach that is developed basing on the principles of Behavior Analysis. However, the focus of NET is to utilize naturally occurring opportunities or to contrive teaching opportunities in the child’s environment to achieve teaching purposes.
Discrete Trial Training (DTT)
|Repetition of questions, immediate prompting, fast Pace Instruction, and immediate reinforcement.|
|Natural Environment Teaching (NET)||Learner Led Instruction, based on learner interest, and contact with natural contingencies/reinforcement.|
At ICAN-B, the clinical team emphasizes the need to ensure our members are receiving the appropriate clinical support. Quality is essential for the development and growth of our members. Below is a breakdown of ICAN-B’s clinical model:
|Case Manager||Master Level|
|Behavior Technician||RBT/In Process of RBT|
|Service Type||Who Provides this service type?||Frequency of Service Type:||Location of Service Type:|
|One to One Direct ABA Therapy||Behavior Technician>||5-6 Times per week (2-3 Hours Per Session)||Home/Clinic|
|Supervision||BCBA Supervisor/Case Manager||1-2 Times Per Week(2-3 Hours Per Session)||Home/Clinic|
|Parent Training||BCBA Supervisor/Case Manager||1 Time Per Week (1-2 Hours Per Session)||Home/Clinic|
|Social Skills Sessions||Behavior Technician||1-2 Times Per Week (2-3 Hours Per Session)||Clinic|
All behavior reduction plans consist of:
Proactive strategies, teaching replacement behaviors, and reactive strategies.
The ICAN-B clinical team conducts assessments to ensure a function-based intervention is designed.
|Process for Behavior Reduction|
Step 1: Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)
Step 2: Identify Functions
Step 3: The ICAN-B clinical team probes the proactive, replacement behaviors, and reactive strategies to ensure strategies are effective in managing problem behaviors.
Step 4: Once ICAN-B clinical team has successfully identified the proper plan, then parents/caregivers will be included in the training process to ensure maintenance and implementation of the plan.
The clinical team will weekly analyze the data collected during sessions to ensure the proper progress is made.