Our goal is simple. We aim to improve the quality of life of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their family by providing services that help to increase their child’s ability to learn and reduce the barriers that make learning more difficult. Our programs are based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), using the most up-to-date teaching techniques that have been derived from research within this field. To ensure that each of our programs exemplify ‘best practice’ treatment models, they must meet several criteria:
• be individually tailored
• reflect typical, developmental goals
• incorporate scientifically proven strategies
• include high-quality training
• provide measurable progress indicators
Our treatment model systematically targets skill acquisition and management of competing behaviour by using positive reinforcement strategies to accelerate learning. By building on each success through repeated practice of those skills targeted, we gradually increase the complexity of what is taught and therefore the individual’s ability to be more independent also increases.