Welcome to DASIkids!
Disability and Autism Services of Indiana (DASI) has proudly supported Indiana families since 2008. Our mission is to provide the highest quality ABA therapy, and supporting speech therapy, to children on the Autism spectrum. DASI understands the importance of learning in the natural setting, and we come to you to meet your needs. With over 75 years of combined experience, our families choose DASI because of the care and customized services we provide. Our passionate and professional team will tailor fit your childs ABA therapy to target individual learning and behavior change. We utilize the most effective research-based 1:1 behavioral interventions and specialize in maximizing learning opportunities and outcomes. With Fishers & Greensburg, Indiana locations; we offer in home, school, clinic and community based ABA therapy.
What is ABA?
ABA therapy, or Applied Behavior Analysis, is an intensive treatment program that systematically applies principles and techniques based upon learning theory with the goal of improving socially significant behavior. Examples of socially significant behaviors that can be taught using ABA include social skills, language, communication, reading, academics, self -help, and adaptive living skills.
The principles of ABA can be used to help learners develop new skills, as well as to modify any problem behaviors. We do this by looking at the function, or the reason for, each behavior. The use of reinforcement is critical to ABA and allows us to make learning fun for your child.
The Verbal Behavior Approach
At DASI we use a Verbal Behavior (VB) approach when developing individual treatment plans. This approach is based on B.F. Skinners book Verbal Behavior in which a full analysis of language was conducted. Essentially this means we look at the function of each word rather than the form. It is very common for a child with autism to be able to label an item (such as a cracker) but not know how to ask for one when they want it. In using a VB approach we take extra care to ensure that our learners acquire functional language skills.
We specialize in outreach ABA therapy, providing the advantage to each child to learn in his or her natural environment while encompassing everyday triggers and family dynamics. Each childs ABA therapy program is individually designed and utilize data-based decisions to ensure individualized acceleration of learning to maximize outcomes.
Building Strong Foundations
- Early Learning Skills
- Language and Communication Skills
- Social Skills
- Cooperation and Compliance Skills
- Independent Daily Living/Self-Help Skills
- Toileting Skills
- Daily Routines
- Play and Leisure Skills, Group Skills
- Fine, Gross, and Oral Motor Skills
- Eating Skills
- Academic Skills
- Computer Skills
Natural Environment Teaching
Natural Environment Teaching (NET) utilizes the play activities children love such as playing with cars, climbing, building blocks, or going on a scavenger hunt into meaningful learning opportunities. Naturalistic teaching fills every minute of the childs day with learning through observation and imitation while encompassing play. Learning opportunities are created naturally as children dance, play, and have fun throughout their day. Generalization of skills leading to lasting skill mastery is intentionally implemented through activities, settings and people. Our team members are passionate, caring and dedicated to making meaning progress toward long term goals for each child and family.
Lets shape behavior, together! We decrease maladaptive behavior across settings by replacing with socially significant behavior.