ABA Therapy Programs
ABA Therapy, or Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy, is the most recommended treatment for individuals on the autism spectrum.
While most ABA therapy programs focus on servicing children from 2-7 years old, Healing Haven welcomes clients up to 16 years old because some individuals need continued support as they age. We have broken down our ABA therapy programs by educational and skill focus areas.
In addition to one-on-one ABA therapy, we also provide ABA Parent Training and customized groups for clients receiving ABA therapy.
Our Early Intervention Program is an intensive day time center-based ABA Therapy program for our youngest clients. Children in this program typically receive 15-35 hours of ABA therapy a week.
Healing Haven staff provide children with a one-on-one, unique behavioral experience that focuses on promoting language, play and social skills. Our Early Intervention Program works to teach clients social communication and connection as well as how to develop relationships. Additionally, an emphasis is placed on decreasing behaviors that may prohibit learning.
Parents play an active role in the success of this program. As a result, families meet with their child’s BCBA on a consistent basis for ABA Parent Training. This allows them to further their learning and stay abreast of their children’s progress. Active parent participation in implementing ABA therapy at home leads to more success and generalization of skills in the natural environment, where the child will use these skills the most!
This program aims to provide opportunities to teach the skills necessary for success and transition into an educational setting. We strive to work collaboratively with all the child’s service providers to promote the best outcome.
This program continues to build on the social, emotional and communication skills taught in the Early Intervention program. Using a perfect blend of Discrete Trial teaching, natural environment teaching, and direct instruction, we continue to build language and social skills while fostering the pivotal skills needed to be successful in a school environment.
Children will learn to focus in a group environment and attend for longer periods of time. They will experience opportunities to foster the use of their language in a social context. Some children may be eligible to participate in our Direct Instruction groups, and later our Social Skills Readiness Group to put them on the pathway for school success.
The goal of any good ABA program is to provide opportunities to help the children generalize skills to the natural environment. Our mock classroom is made for just this purpose. Parents continue to play a vital role and parent participation is required. ABA parent training in this program ensures that the skills carry over from the clinic and into other areas of the child’s life. We also work collaboratively with school personnel, when possible, to create a customized therapeutic experience that will bridge the gap from clinic to school.
Some clients transition from the Young Learners Program to the School & Community Readiness Program, providing therapy options for clients who need it to continue services into their advanced teen years.
While some people believe ABA programs are only for early learners, some individuals need continued support throughout their academic careers. Our School & Community Readiness Program works in collaboration with parents and schools to focus on functional language, social skills, pre-vocational, and life skills.
This one-of-a-kind center-based model operates during the day Monday-Friday. Children and teens participate each week in discrete trials, Natural Environment Training and structured groups to address their unique learning needs. Children in this program are given opportunities to explore their interests and practice tasks of daily living such as grocery shopping, cooking, or even running our cafe that is open to staff and parents at select times during the day. Children that are not quite ready to participate in prevocational skills at this level, learn to be consumers.
Our unique mock classroom environment promotes generalization to the school setting. As with all our ABA programs, active parent training and participation with the child’s BCBA is a must to ensure follow-through into the home and community environments.
Clients in this program often receive a combination of school and clinic-based services. Each ABA program is custom fit to meet the individual and family’s current needs and can grow with them. We also offer a variety of services for families who choose a different educational path for their children.
Families maintaining behaviorally-based home programs often struggle to find qualified ABA therapists to continue the development of their child moving forward. As a result, many turn to center-based programs to alleviate this struggle. However, for some families, traditional clinic hours may not fit the schedule of a child who is going to school full time, or for parents who work during the day.
Our Harmony Program offers evening ABA therapy with trained ABA therapists after school in addition to Saturdays. The therapists work on discrete trials, incidental teaching, structured play activities, and social skill development. This program is designed to work in “harmony” with the intervention parents provide at home.
If families elect to enroll in our evening ABA therapy program and are not receiving any other behaviorally based services, a child must be enrolled for no fewer than 12 hours a week. An exception is made for children that have previously received services and are systematically decreasing their hours.
ABA Parent Training and involvement is a requirement for all of our center-based programs. This empowers parents to carry out behavioral interventions at home. Doing so reinforces what their child is learning in our programs.