In Home ABA/BA Therapy – Kids Behaviors
At Kids Behaviors we believe that it isn’t what we do that matters but WHY we do it that counts!
Kids Behaviors is committed to meeting the specific needs of each child and his/her family. We develop individualized programs that best meet these needs and strive to provide each family with support, guidance, and personalized consultation.
Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric condition present during childhood and occur in conjunction with other diagnosis such as attention disorder, mood, conduct and development (Compton et.al 2004). Children with ASDs are at a high risk of developing anxiety. Recognition of anxiety in this population is not new, however evaluation and treatment has only recently been receiving the attention it deserves.
Our in home ABA therapy techniques are focused on the improvement of social behaviors. We use an integrative approach to therapy. Without losing its essence in the empirically supported treatment of in home aba therapy. We combine fragments and pieces of Play therapy, verbal behavior, early childhood integration, adaptive independent living skills, and functional as well as pragmatic skills.
We offer an interactive in home aba therapy in Miami and Broward Counties with techniques focused on the perfection of social behaviors, living skills such as fine motor skills, daily living, social skills academic, reading and adaptive skills, toileting, dressing, eating, personal self-care and much more.
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Individual and Play Therapy
If so… Kids Behaviors is providing individual therapy and Play Therapy for individuals
We are providing individual therapy at a special sliding scale fee for families that have a child diagnosed with Autism. Sliding scale fee is based on income. Payable through INSURANCE with most applicants.
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We provide ABA/BA therapy at home, in school and in the community. Our mission at Kids Behaviors is to provide families with high-quality services and make a difference in each family’s life with only the best-trained and most proficient clinicians.
ABA therapy and other forms of behavior interventions are the most widely accepted and proven therapies for children on the autism spectrum.
According to the CDC, “ABA has become widely accepted among healthcare professionals and used in many schools and treatment clinics. ABA encourages positive behaviors and discourages negative behaviors in order to improve a variety of skills.”
Many variations and methods of ABA exist, and the realm of ABA spans a broad spectrum of behavior interventions. From Discrete Trial Training and Modeling to Errorless Teaching and different reinforcement systems, ABA encompasses a wide range of behavior shaping treatments.
The National Autism Center lists 14 “Established Interventions for children, adolescents and young adults (under 22 years of age) identified in the National Standards Report, Phase 2 (2015).” These standards are based on the following factors:
a) “Evidence of intervention effectiveness;
b) Professional judgment and data-based clinical decision making;
c) Values and preferences of families (including the individual on the autism spectrum);
d) Capacity to accurately implement an intervention.”
The first intervention on their list is “Behavioral interventions.”
At Fox Behavior Group, we know that ABA works. We’ve seen different methods work for different children. We’ve seen breakthroughs, accomplishments and skills learned. But most of all, we’ve seen hope. And that’s why we keep doing what we’re doing.
Interested in learning more about the proven success of ABA therapy? Check out the links below.
The Association for Science in Autism Treatment
• According to the National Autism Network, “the universal feeling shared by physicians is the earlier, the better” when it comes to diagnosing and treating children with autism.
• Findings across the board state that early intervention is the best possible course of action for “remediating the symptoms of autism” according to the National Autism Network.
• Early intervention is so crucial because it provides specialized, intensive intervention when a child’s brain and cognitive function are in important developmental stages.
• According to the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation, “ Children who receive autism-appropriate education and support at key developmental stages are more likely to gain essential social skills and react better in society.”
• One study conducted in 2009 by the University of Washington found enormous success for young children with autism who received early intervention. The study involved therapy for 48 children with autism from the ages of 18- to 30-months old. The children were divided into groups: one group received 20 hours per week of an intervention that combined ABA therapy and “play-based routines that focused on building a relationship with the child” and another group that received therapy from community-based programs.
• By the end of the study, the researchers found an 18-point increase in the IQs of the children who received the intervention (the comparison group had a 4-point increase), along with an 18-point improvement in receptive language skills (compared to a 10-point improvement in the comparison group). Seven of the children in the intervention group showed significant enough improvement that their diagnoses were changed from autism to pervasive developmental disorder (only one child in the comparison group had an improved diagnosis).
• The biggest key to early intervention is being proactive if you suspect your child may have autism. Click here to read about the signs and symptoms of autism.
• Interested in learning more about the importance of early intervention? Check out the links below.
• “Early intervention for toddlers with autism highly effective, study finds” – Science Daily
• “The Importance of Early Intervention” – Autism Science Foundation
• “Early Intervention Makes a Huge Difference for Autistic Children” – Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation
• “High-Quality Early Intervention for Autism More Than Pays for Itself” – Autism Speaks
• “Early Intervention Program Alters Brain Activity in Children with Autism” – Autism Speaks
Signs & Symptoms Page:
What is ASD?
As defined by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), “Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is characterized by varying degrees of difficulty in social interaction and verbal and nonverbal communication, and the presence of repetitive behavior and/or restricted interests. Due to the variability and symptom presentation, no two individuals with an ASD diagnosis are the same with respect to how the disorder manifests and its impacts on families.”
If you are concerned that your child may be exhibiting signs of autism, contact your primary care physician.
According to the Mayo Clinic, if your child exhibits any of the following delays, your doctor may recommend developmental testing:
• “Doesn’t respond with a smile or happy expression by 6 months
• Doesn’t mimic sounds or facial expressions by 9 months
• Doesn’t babble or coo by 12 months
• Doesn’t gesture – such as point or wave – by 14 months
• Doesn’t say single words by 16 months
• Doesn’t play 'make-believe' or pretend by 18 months
• Doesn’t say two-word phrases by 24 months
• Loses previously acquired language or social skills at any age”