Circle City ABA develops programs and services specifically designed with each child in mind. Applied Behavior Analysis therapy (ABA therapy) is the most effective treatment for autism spectrum disorders aimed at increasing communication, self-help, and social skills while decreasing behaviors that interfere with developing these skills. Keep reading to learn more about unlocking social skills with ABA therapy.
Social skills development is key to a child’s growth and development. However, for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), developing social skills can be particularly challenging. Social skills therapy is a specialized intervention that seeks to prioritize interactions between groups of peers to help children with ASD develop the necessary social skills for successful interactions.
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting a child’s ability to communicate, interact, and socialize. As a result, children with autism may struggle with social skills, leading to difficulties in forming and maintaining relationships with others. Circle City ABA uses ABA therapy to teach children with autism how to interact and communicate effectively with others.
Our ABA therapy involves a range of techniques and strategies tailored to the child’s individual needs. One of the aspects of ABA therapy is prioritizing interactions between groups of peers to help develop social skills. This means that children with ASD can interact and socialize with their peers in a structured and supportive environment.
Our ABA therapy sessions teach children with ASD various social skills, including communication skills, social cues, and appropriate behavior. For example, they learn how to initiate conversations, maintain eye contact, and read social cues, such as body language and tone of voice. They can also learn how to handle challenging social situations, such as conflicts or disagreements.
Group therapy sessions are particularly beneficial for children with ASD as they provide a supportive and structured environment for social interaction. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) typically leads group therapy sessions, using various techniques such as role-playing and modeling to help children learn and practice social skills. The BCBA may also use feedback and positive reinforcement to help children develop and reinforce their social skills.
In addition to group therapy sessions, ABA therapy involves individual sessions with a BCBA or Behavior Technician. During individual sessions, the therapist works with the child to identify specific social skills that need development and creates personalized strategies to improve those skills.
ABA therapy can be a highly effective intervention for children with autism to develop social skills. By prioritizing interactions between groups of peers, ABA therapy helps children with ASD develop the necessary social skills for successful interactions. With the help of a trained therapist, children with autism can learn how to communicate, interact, and socialize with others effectively, which can positively impact their overall well-being and quality of life.
We understand that caring for children with autism also means caring about their families – so we provide full-family education and support from day one. You’re an active and involved part of the process. To us, that means we’re here to walk you through what we’re doing and why, we share in your child’s wins together, and we’re always available to answer questions, discuss concerns, or workshop solutions to problems together. Contact us for more information about Circle City ABA and to inquire about starting ABA Therapy services.