Is your child living with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? If so, we want you to know that Bartlett Regional Hospital offers a special kind of therapy, called applied behavior analysis (ABA), that can help kids with autism achieve greater independence.
Our ABA program serves children ages 2 years and up with ASD. It helps them develop skills for everyday life and to overcome challenging behaviors commonly seen in people with ASD.
What to Expect in ABA Therapy
We offer ABA therapy in home, school, and community settings, depending on each child's needs.
Your child will work one-on-one with a board-certified ABA technician who is overseen by a board-certified behavior analyst.
We also involve you in your child's care by providing parent training, treatment progress monitoring and functional behavior assessments as part of your child's ABA therapy. It's our goal to help kids succeed independently in their daily lives and to decrease barriers that may prevent them from living their best.
ABA therapy teaches specific skills in these developmental areas:
- Functional and social communication.
- Social relationships and peer interactions.
- Conversation skills.
- Independent and social play.
- Independence in self-help routines.
- Emotional regulation.
- Coping strategies.
- Leisure activities.
- Reduction of maladaptive behaviors.
Our ABA Therapy Team
Our team has extensive experience working with children with disabilities and autism, and a passion for helping kids succeed. The team includes ABA technicians, behavior analysts and a program director.