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Autism & ABA Therapy in Chicago

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Autism & ABA Therapy Service in Chicago
ABA, Applied Behavior Analysis, is the discipline that studies human behavior and aims to improve social behavior by implementing the fundamental techniques of the learning theory. Applied Behavior Analysis therapy builds on the principles of learning. This approached is often used to help individuals diagnosed with Autism develop their communication, social and learning skills. By providing in-home ABA therapy in Chicago, our team creates a customized, personal approach for each child we work with, in the comfort of their natural environment and including their parents, family and at-home care network. By working in-home, our professionals can delve into the details and possible trigger that might be setting off certain problematic behaviors. We work to help the child find more positive ways of reacting to triggers and helping them replace the negative behaviors with positive tactics. Analysts evaluate your child via assessments and help them set specific goals to work towards. We’ll help your child develop new skills, advance previously learned skills, and decrease problems in social behavior.
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Autism Therapy for Children Based in Chicago
Chicago Based ABA Therapy

Applied Behavior Analysis or ABA therapy is conducted by an Chicago based Behavior therapist that works with the supervision of a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA). Before therapy begins, your BCBA seeks the root of understanding the learning, emotional challenges or environmental triggers that underlie problematic behaviors. With the final observation from this assessment, a care plan is created.

What You Can Find in the Behavior Plan?

A behavior plan contains thoughtfully chosen established procedures for teaching new skills that seek to reduce problematic behaviors. Therapists located in Chicago use a variety of approaches supported by research to build verbal and adaptive skills. Additionally, our BCBAs train caregivers on how to respond to everyday learning, emotional and behavioral challenges and how to reinforce the skills developed during therapy sessions.

What to Expect ?

When you enlist the help of our professional ABA Therapy professionals at Key Autism Services, or when you reach out to us for more information, you can expect a qualified and dedicated behavior therapist to reach out to you to learn more about your individual status and needs including insurance information and benefits. Once ABA therapy is decided upon, an ABA therapist will come to your home in Chicago at an agreed upon time to work one-on-one with your child. Your behavior therapist will work under the supervision of your BCBA to implement the care plan that has been put in place.

Real-Time Observations In Chicago

Our Behavior analysts observe an individual in their everyday surroundings in Chicago, revealing skills or behavior patterns. Data will be collected during observations.

  • Skills assessment: language, social, selfhelp, fine/gross motor, play skills
  • Behavior assessment: Precursors, specifics, outcomes
  • Environment: How does the environment affect behavior?             

With the following information that is collected from interviews and observations, your behavior analyst will devise a behavior plan that focuses on behaviors and skills. Each method instructed by the behavior analyst is based on the principles and procedures developed by applied behavior analysis research and application.

We will conduct diagnostic interviews with parents and/or caregivers throughout Chicago to gain a full understanding of the individual engaging in therapy, and his/her overall experience. We are looking for:

Medical History
Developmental History
Family History
Environment and Behavior
Individual Concerns

We Provide ABA Based in Chicago

Since the 1960s, applied behavior analysis has helped children with autism spectrum disorder and other related developmental disorders. A behavior therapist will work closely with a diagnosed child or adult to address significant behaviors using the principles and methods of applied behavior analysis. An Chicago behavior therapist will touch based on communication and social skills, toileting, dressing, domestic and work skills, and play skills. With the use of many years of research, analysts created a toolbox of techniques to teach useful skills to children and adults with autism. Methods include teaching skills in the natural environment, modeling, using task-based schedules and reinforcement, teaching a child how to respond to social bids from others, and modifying environmental situations. Therapy is often conducted one-to-one or in a low analyst-to-client ratio setting. Therapy options in Chicago can be intensive—more than 25 hours a week for a period of 1-3 years—or planned according to a less intensive schedule in which therapy can meet its goals. Early intervention therapy for children below the age of four is available, as are approaches that suit all ages throughout childhood to adult years.

Key Autism Services Can Help With Many Behavior Challenges Based in Chicago.

Applied behavior analysis can be a very effective way to help children
of all ages experiencing a wide variety of problem behaviors in Chicago.

Behavior Challenges

Its established and field-tested methods allow for assessments that develop a clear understanding of why behaviors occur and what the environment triggers and reinforcements are that support those behaviors. Using the science and study of behavior and behavior change, a behavior analyst is trained to create behavior plans that address problem behaviors. Therapy based on behavior plans relevant to the environment and that are designed with the individual in mind lead to meaningful and measurable goals that improve the lives of both the child and his/her family.

Autism Therapy
The principles employed by Key Autism Services can help mitigate the effects of behaviors – providing everyday support for small hurdles to intensive therapy for frequent, chronic problem behaviors. Key Autism Services can reduce problem behaviors such as, but not limited to, running away, hurting others by throwing objects, biting, or kicking, self-regulation issues, refusing to speak or severe behavior that restricts everyday living. The duration and intensity of therapy required depend on individual factors; data accumulated during assessments and the consideration of goals help behavior analysts assess what structure to apply to behavior plans that address problem behaviors.