What Is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?
Behavior analysis focuses on the principles that explain how learning takes place. Some of those are positive reinforcement, teaching in small steps, prompting, and repeated practice.
Through decades of research, the field of behavior analysis has developed many techniques for increasing useful behaviors and reducing those that may cause harm or interfere with learning. ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) is the use of these techniques and principles to bring about meaningful and positive change in behavior.
How Will ABA Therapy Help My Child?
ABA looks for functional relationships between a child’s environment and their behavior. The goal of ABA therapy is to increase desirable behaviors that lead to improved quality of life, while reducing behaviors that adversely impact your child’s ability to communicate and learn.
We offer a variety of services across different settings including school, community, clinic and home. Our programs empower clients through a provision of services that are individualized, child and family-centered, strengths-based, culturally relevant, and outcome focused.
Our ABA team will start by conducting assessments to understand your child’s specific needs that can include development of practical life skills, language, and generalized learning. Our ABA team will also perform functional behavior assessments (FBAs) for children.
Custom Therapy Plan
After the assessments have been conducted and we understand your family’s goals and preferences, a BCBA will draft a custom Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). The plan and clinical recommendations will be shared with parents and caregivers.
Early Intervention Services (EIS)
We provide Early Intervention Services to children who have developmental delays (cognition, speech, language, physical, motor, vision, hearing). Our services focus on improving communication, adaptive, academic, motor and social skills of children of all ages with autism and other developmental disabilities. Developmental therapy and behavioral services can be provided in the home, at the child’s preschool or day care, or at a designated Early Intervention Program site.
EIS is available for infants and toddlers (18 months old to age 3), with serious behavioral concerns, and referred by the Department of Health – Early Intervention Program. Children are eligible to receive behavioral support services in addition to the developmental services they may already be receiving.
What Is The Learn And Achieve Program (LEAP)?
LEAP is designed to provide clients with the opportunity to access intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services in a center-based setting. ABA principles are utilized in individual and group settings. Our goal is to increase the skills of our learners and assist them in preparing for their transition to elementary education.
What Can Families Expect From Our LEAP Program?
- LEAP focuses on the development of language based on Skinner’s analysis of Verbal Behavior
- LEAP promotes learning and independence by offering an enrichment program for learners with autism
- LEAP follows evidence-based practices for early learners
- LEAP implements a strength-based model that builds up and around the students natural areas of strengths
- 1:1 supports are systematically faded as the student demonstrates skill progress and proficiency
- LEAP will assist with school readiness and the student transition to Kindergarten
While the range of autism is broad and the term means something different to everyone, in clinical terms, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological, developmental disorder that can cause social, communication and behavioral challenges. ASD is one diagnosis that ranges from low-functioning autism to high-functioning autism. In the past, Asperger’s Syndrome was commonly viewed as a separate diagnosis, but the current definition includes it along the spectrum.
What does it look like?
- Lack of communication or social skills
- Preference of alone time
- Challenges with change
- Sensory sensitivities
- Repetitive behaviors or restricted interests
ASD can be diagnosed by a trained clinician after conducting formal diagnostic tests. The clinician may be a psychiatrist, pediatrician, or neuropsychologist.
Step 1: Submit your insurance info and the diagnostic evaluation report from qualifying doctor on our website.
Step 2: A BCBA will be assigned and we will apply for ABA assessment to your insurance. It can take up to 15 days for approval.
Step 3: Your BCBA will meet with you to fill out our ABA intake packet and complete assessment.
Step 4: Assessment is submitted to insurance and once approved HBH will contact you to schedule ABA appointments!
- Research shows that patients learn at a faster rate at the clinic than at home
- Immediate access to our BCBAs
- Stimuli and materials provided
- Consistent treatment sessions
- Clients can readily work on socialization, building social skills, and generalization
Accepted Insurance Plans
We are in-network with most of the major plans and handle all aspects of insurance so you can focus on your child’s progress. Find out how we partner with you to understand your benefits and guide you through the process.
Available on Oahu, Maui, Big Island, and Kauai
Funding Source: Private insurance, and private pay
Autism Spectrum Services by Hawaii Behavioral Health
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