The ABA program offers intensive intervention based on the principles of applied behavior analysis. A large portion of your child’s day will be spent working on individualized program goals that are monitored and updated frequently by your team of experts. As a result of the intense, one-on-one therapy our program provides, your child is given the opportunity to practice and respond to treatment goals at a much higher frequency than if your child would receive them in his/her natural environment which allows your child to gain and master skills at much higher rates than if he/she did not receive therapy. Within all of our programs, we value the pace at which your child may work and adjust our programs to provide enough challenge to make a difference without causing significant distress in their day-to-day functioning. While your child will have his/her own work space, at Heartspring, we have access to various therapy locations that include, but are not limited to: the NEST, a mock home environment; the Treehouse, an outdoor play area; the classroom; the community, etc). This allows for our team to work on transferring skills to the natural environment to ensure mastery and generalization of skills learned in session.
The goal of our programs is to make the best use of each child’s day and teach them the skills needed to be as successful as possible in a more typical setting. This will be accomplished by improving upon each learner’s strengths and building upon areas of deficit, including teaching acquisition of skills and possibly reducing unwanted behaviors.
Autism Services offers a tiered model to help best identify treatment needs and options necessary for your child’s growth. Parental involvement is a key component of our treatment. We provide training on the tools necessary for your child’s growth in the home and natural environments. Based on results from your child’s assessment, your child and family will be placed on one of the following tiers and programs. Tier 1 and Tier 2 follow our comprehensive ABA Services plan while Tier 3 and 4 use our focused ABA services plan. Some children on Tier 4 have the option to participate in CARE Clubs and Camp SSTAR.
Graduation throughout our tiered program is one way we help families understand and monitor progress of their child in our program.