ABA Therapy provides direct 1:1 therapy with experienced therapists. Florida ABA Therapy, LLC targets skill acquisition while reducing problematic behavior to improve overall quality of life. ABA Therapy provides services at the following locations: Gulf Breeze, Navarre, and Fort Walton Beach
We also offer intensive one-on-one parent training. This consists of basic principles and techniques of ABA specific to your child’s current needs to increase your child’s independence, daily living skills, and communication. We coach you through behavior problems, help you maintain consistency, help you learn strategies to improve compliance and following directions, deal with behavior, and help provide appropriate consequences. * This service is an integral part of therapy and it is critical that you participate.
We train parents how to provide a child-specific plan for toilet training. Toilet training can be challenging; we are here to support and encourage this process. We offer several packages of various intensity levels. Prices may differ from regular sessions.
- Rapid Toilet Training (3-day approach based on methods of Azzrin and Foxx)
- Schedule/Habit Training
- Sorenson & Kroger (Self Initiation Protocol)
Daily Living Skills
We assist in teaching your child day-to-day self-help skills; for example, dressing, eating, grooming, household chores, etc.
We help teach tolerance to a variety of different foods and textures which the child has either began to recently refuse (food compliance) or the child has always refused to eat (food acceptance).
- Social Skills Training
- One-On-One settings
- Play Dates – Facilitated Peer Play
- Social Groups – small groups customized for your child, his/her goals, with his/her peers, and in his/her community
- Age appropriate skills are taught
- Toy Play
- Pretend/Imaginative Play
- Cooperative Play
Strategies are used to increase appropriate communication. Strategies include:
- Mand Training (Requesting) American Sign Language (ASL)
- Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
- Assistive Technology
- Vocal Speech
- Conversational Language
- Turn Taking
- Staying on Topic
- Decrease echolalia (repetitive speech) and increase functional language by teaching replacement language.
- Decrease problematic behavior by teaching increasing functional language skills and teaching replacement language.
Functional Behavior Assessment
Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA) is an attempt to look beyond the obvious interpretation of behavior as “bad” and determine what function it may be serving for a child. Truly understanding why a child behaves the way he or she does is the first, best step to developing strategies to stop the behavior.
Behavior Intervention Plan
Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) takes the observations made in an FBA and turns them into a concrete plan of action for managing a child’s behavior. A BIP may include ways to change the environment to keep behavior from starting in the first place, provide positive reinforcement to promote good behavior, employ planned ignoring to avoid reinforcing bad behavior and provide supports needed.
VB-MAPP, ABLLS-R, informal parent/ teacher interview & observation, social skills inventory, reinforcer inventory, sensory integration checklist and other developmental checklists. Assessments are used to guide program development. They are NOT used to diagnose.
We also can assist in community outings, family activities, doctor appointments, haircuts, developing schedules/routine, and improve sibling relations.
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