Advanced Behavior Analysis creates individualized plans focused on reducing each child's maladaptive behavior and enhancing pro-social behavior. These skills are taught by implementing techniques learned from our child and adolescent therapy and behavior consultation based in Park City, Utah. Advanced Behavior Analysis, Inc. provides consultations, assessments, and therapy sessions to improve the dynamic between the child and society.
Early Intensive Intervention:
Using the principles of applied behavior analysis a board certified behavior analyst utilizes comprehensive assessments to design intervention programs based current research and specific ABA strategies to be implemented in an intensive format by trained behavior technicians. All of the behavior technicians are currently pursuing advanced accreditation through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.
In-Home Behavior Consultations:
A comprehensive plan for each child in the home environment is created and designed to troubleshoot areas of difficulty or stagnation and effectively teach alternative behaviors. Using various assessment tools, we will identify the child's areas of deficit and strength. We will then determine the most effective methods and develop a plan that outlines the teaching strategy, objectives of the treatment, data collection methods, and program progression.
Consultants will model and coach these teaching strategies and behavior change techniques. In order to maintain appropriate program progression, consultation programs require a minimum of two hours biweekly.
Functional Behavior Assessment:
Identify the reasons behind certain behaviors with a functional behavior assessment. Once the purpose of a maladaptive behavior is known, our behavior specialist creates a plan to modify it. This plan includes finding an appropriate replacement and establishing a repertoire of skills that are acceptable, pro-social behavior. The specialist employs the least restrictive intervention possible to help empower the child to make socially constructive choices in all environments, regardless of setting.
About Social Skills Groups:
Be giving children and adolescents an opportunity to work in learning functional social skills in small group settings while matched according to age, skill level and maladaptive behaviors, each student will become better able to navigate family and community settings each day. The predominate learning goals of the groups will be focused on learning to be able to recognize how feelings and actions effect others and in practicing skills involving self regulation along with peers, who have also developed a language based learning history and who are developing Social Thinking concepts. Social Intelligence and our ability to connect to others effect not only our emotional health but also effects our physical health. By using structured learning in a group setting, modeling, role playing, discussion of performance and real life situations, each student will make important gains in self awareness, self management, social awareness and social thinking. This is often accomplished best in small group settings with peers who also benefit from increased practice in a controlled environment. Group work promotes increased motivation and generalization by creating more practice opportunities that often occur in more natural environments.