What is ABA?
What is behavior?
A physician referral is required to begin individual ABA services. Typically, a physician referral for services is given after a screening tool, such as the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) or Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (MCHAT), along with parental or daycare provider/educator concerns, indicate your child's challenging behaviors or skill deficits may improve with ABA services.
After Grand Valley Behavior receives a physician referral, you will be asked to fill out our intake packet. Once the intake packet is filled out, we will schedule an assessment to determine if ABA services are an appropriate fit for your child. Assessment will be multifaceted, including a parent interview, standardized assessment, child observation, child interview, and functional behavioral assessment.
If assessment results indicate your child will benefit from ABA services, a unique treatment plan will be developed based on your child's strengths and needs and a recommended schedule of services provided. Services are provided in home, clinic, community settings, and/or via telehealth by a behavior technician, under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
At Grand Valley Behavior, we recognize the importance of working together with any additional service providers your child receives services from. Once a release of information is signed, we will actively collaborate with other providers to ensure we are all working together in the best interest of your child.
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I can share my ideas, ask for what I need, and tell others what I like or don't like using a variety of communication skills.
I can find ways to solve problems and use a variety of behaviors to get my needs met.
I can learn to redirect myself, take space, accept help, ask for a break, tell you what I need, take breaths or find another safe way to be upset or move on.
I can physically move around my environment and explore my world in a variety of ways.
I can learn when I spend time with and interact with other people. It will help me to learn to regulate my emotions when things don't go my way and safe ways to communicate how I feel.
I can learn behavior to help me meet my needs like eating, using the potty, washing my hands, getting my haircut, getting dressed and more!