Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is based on the science of learning and behavior. It is the only scientifically proven treatment for the symptoms of Autism. The goal is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning. ABA therapy can increase a variety of skills such as language, communication, social, attention, academic, self-help and adaptive living skills.
Applied Behavior Analysis enables us to determine and understand why a behavior is occurring. The use of reinforcement is critical in ABA and allows us to teach and shape behavior while making learning fun for your child. ABA therapy is overseen by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and is conducted by a Registered Behavior Technician in a one-on-one format.
DASI offers center-based and home-based ABA therapy services. Determining where our services should take place is an integral part of the Intake process. Several factors include, but are not limited to; what are the immediate needs of the child, what will the health insurance policy allow and what is the child’s Clinical Recommendation.
Center-Based ABA Therapy
Our state-of-the-art campus in Greensburg, Indiana features a safe and sensory rich Autism Center and Early Intervention Center. A place where each child has a unique learning space with opportunities to play alongside, learn from and build friendships with their peers.
Throughout their day – children will play, laugh, learn, move and grow while working 1:1 with a Behavior Technician. Using sensory integration and play to help children learn to use all their senses together – touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. We create a daily schedule for each child that is based on their individual functional communication and daily living skills; where big goals are broken down into smaller more achievable tasks in order for each child to make more gains.