ABA Therapy at The Bridge of Georgia

 

A very strong piece of the support provided at The Bridge of Georgia is the research-based principles of applied behavior analysis.


United States Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, PhD, has endorsed intensive behavioral intervention for individuals with autism and states, "Thirty years of research demonstrated the efficacy of applied behavioral methods in reducing inappropriate behavior and in increasing communication, learning, and appropriate social behavior."


Other Organizations that Endorse ABA as a scientifically proven approach for treating children with autism and related disorders include the following:


  • American Academy of Neurology 
  • American Academy of Family Pediatrics
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Academy of Occupational Therapy
  • Association American Psychological Association
  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Autism Society of America
  • National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
  • National Institute of Mental Health


These principles are applied at The Bridge of Georgia in many ways such as:


  • Discrete Trial Teaching in a 1:1 setting

  • Classroom Teaching

  • Natural Environment Teaching

  • Behavioral Support in the Hair Salon

  • Task Analysis

  • Teaching Vocational Skills

  • Parent Training so that these same principles can be applied at home

  • Functional Behavioral Assessments

  • Behavior Intervention Plans


We believe that research shows that a strong ABA program offers the very best chance of success for children with autism and other similar diagnoses. Accurate data is an important component for program development and data will be readily accessible for parents, and at the parent's requests other professionals that provide services to the child.


Our clinic sets up programming using the information gained from the Assessment of Basic Learning and Language Skills – Revised.  We also use the Assessment of Functional Living Skills to assess older students and those who are working on community-based skills. 

 

For more information about our ABA services, contact

Tamila Burt: tamilaburt@thebridgeofgeorgia.org