Hopebridge has Board Certified Behavioral Analysts (BCBA) that use behavioral therapy alongside ABA to impact language development and communication skill.
Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach used to produce meaningful, socially significant behavior change. By utilizing basic principles of behavior, we can teach new skills and behaviors including communication, social skills, and functional living skills, as well as decrease behaviors such as noncompliance, aggression, self-injury, and stereotypy. Many therapeutic methods, such as Verbal Behavior, Discrete Trial Training, and Incidental Teaching, are grounded in the principles of ABA. ABA has been endorsed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and by the Surgeon General as the most effective treatment for autism.
Hopebridge ABA Therapy helps those on the autism spectrum by coordinating with various disciplines and creating a plan of care that works for the entire family.
How does Hopebridge ABA therapy work for children on the autism spectrum?
Hopebridge’s ABA program is tailored to the individual needs of each patient and family. Services start with an evaluation to determine targeted areas for intervention. A comprehensive behavioral and skills assessment ensures that goals are selected based on the child’s chronological age and developmental needs. Once the Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP) and Behavior Support Plan (BSP) are implemented, progress is monitored, and programmatic changes are determined through an evaluation of the data. Parental involvement is crucial to the generalization and maintenance of skills. Therefore, parent training is recommended (and often required by funding sources) to ensure consistency across people and environments. All ABA programs are developed and overseen by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Frequency and type of service is based on individual needs and funding agency guidelines.
Hopebridge ABA Therapy and Hopebridge360™
Hopebridge’s aim is to partner with all members of a patient’s care team to maximize the services they receive. Coordination of care encompasses various disciplines such as speech, occupational and physical therapies, as well as physicians and goals determined by a school’s IEP team. Hopebridge360™ is a proven team-based approach providing comprehensive services, escalating Hopebridge as a leader in Indiana and throughout the ABA field.