ABA is an intensive behavioural intervention for children with a developmental delay such as Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome or PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder). ABA is a behavioural approach to analysing and then teaching children. Skills are broken down into parts and taught to the child in steps. The steps are practiced until the child acquires the whole skill.
At Learn To Shine we implement Pivotal Response Treatment model. This is a child centred approach to teaching. This model is different to discrete trial teaching which is predominately adult direct teaching. PRT is based on motivational teaching. Please read the attached information to understand how ABA has evolved and why Learn To Shine implements this model of ABA. Koegel books resource
A Psychologist will assess the child’s strengths and weaknesses across all areas of development (self help skills/ language/ play skills/ imitation/ motor skills/ perception).
Parents are trained to implement the programs at home. The Psychologist will supervise the program and meet with the family on a regular basis (fortnightly/monthly).
Parents are recommended to hire therapists to work in their home with their child. Research suggests that more hours the child receives the more they will learn. We recommend the child receives at least 10 hours a week of therapy.
Parents can access funding through Medicare (Enhanced Primary Care Initiative, Mental Health Care Initiative and Helping Child with Autism Initiative). NDIS funding can be accessed for children under 7 years, who have a diagnosis of Autism.
View our ABA therapy based treatment documentation : ABA Therapy based on Pivotal Response Treatment