About ABA Autism Therapy at Harmony
Autism Therapy using Applied Behavior Analysis, with an emphasis on Verbal Behavior
We were one of the first to ABA, and have been doing it for over 20 years. Here’s why we have been successful:
We focus on the success of our families right now.
At Harmony Autism Therapy, we provide home-based ABA therapy with a focus on Verbal Behavior. This approach teaches children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) a variety of skills, including increasing language/communication. With this focus, your child is taught the power of using words to communicate. As a result, many behavior problems are decreased since often a child uses crying, screaming, or aggression to communicate.
We specialize in treatment based on:
- Discrete Trial Teaching
- Natural Environment Teaching
- Verbal Behavior based on the works by Mark Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA, James Partington, Ph.D., BCBA, Vince Carbone, Ph.D., BCBA and Lynn & Robert Koegel, Ph.D., among others.
Highly-qualified professionals who adhere to strict standards
We are passionate about your child and how we can help. State-of-the-art, effective and ethical programs are used in teaching your child the critical skills necessary, including essential “learning to learn” skills- that will help your child achieve success on his or her own.
Our teaching methods are based on making learning FUN!
Children with autism typically do not respond to conventional treatment methods. That’s why we make it FUN! We use child-established reinforcers and motivation as our cornerstone to effective treatment. We utilize the natural learning environment to teach through motivation! But, as the saying goes, it does take a village. Therefore, we use a family-centered approach where parents/guardians, as well as other providers, are encouraged to participate and follow-through on teaching and behavior reduction techniques.
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No “cookie-cutter” approach here!
The initial assessment, parent interview, and direct observation are the foundation of creating an individual plan for your child. During this process, we will utilize the Verbal Behavior Milestones and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) or the Assessment of Basic Language & Learning Skills-Revised (ABLLS-R) to design goals and objectives with a typical-development approach specifically.
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Why Harmony Autism Therapy?
- Supervision by a Senior BCBA with 20 years experience
- Our Senior BCBA holds a Masters in Early Childhood Special Education
- Staff maintain direct and frequent contact to the BCBA
- Fully-credentialed Behavior Analyst Early Intervention Provider
- ABA emphasis in Verbal Behavior- teaching through motivation
- Treatment is delivered in the natural environment- your home and the community
ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapy is the most frequently recommended option for the treatment of ASD. It is the therapy most endorsed by reputable sources, including: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), The National Institutes of Health (NIH),The U.S. Surgeon General, Most major insurance companies, State health agencies, The American Medical Association, and The American Academy of Pediatrics.