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A Child Can provides early intensive applied behavior analysis to children diagnosed with developmental delays such as Autism Spectrum Disoder (ASD), Pervasive Developmental Delay (PDD), ADHD, ADD, Asperger Syndrome, Language & Communication Delay etc.  The program is based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Programs consist of a combination of discrete trial and natural environment teaching with a heavy focus on generalization training. Each program begins with a Functional Behavioral Assessment of the child's unique needs. The team will closely analyze and develop plans to address any barriers to skill development. Standardized and non-standardized assessments are used to identify target skills to be included in each child's individualized education plan (IEP).

 

Each child's IEP will include measureable goals based on the results of the Functional Behavioral Assessment. Skills addressed will be in the areas of communication (verbal behavior), play, socialization, motor development, communication integration, and adaptive functioning. The intensity of applied behavior analysis recommended will be based on the child's age and number of identified areas within the functional behavioral assessment.

 

The services offered are as follows:

 

Early Intensive Treatment

 

Early Intensive treatment prioritizes decreasing the gap between the child's developmental age and his or her chronological age. This intensity of treatment ranges from 20-40 hours of applied behavior analysis per week. Generally, this treatment model will address all areas of development while reducing any barriers to learning. Further, treatment may focus on alleviating any behavior excess (e.g., tantrums, aggression, non-compliance) demonstrated by the child. Services are provided with a 1:1 ratio.

 

Functional Skills Living Program

 

Functional Skills Living addresses specific skills identified during the functional behavioral assessment. The intensity of treatment ranges from 10-15 hours of applied behavior analysis per week. This treatment can also focus on addressing barriers to learning and alleviating behavior excess demonstrated by the child. Generally, this program has a heavy focus on communication, adaptive, social, and community integration skills. Services range from 1:1 to small group instruction.

 

Social Skills Groups

 

Social skills groups are designed to address skill development within small and large group opportunities. Applied behavior analysis is used to address areas of executive function such as self-management, planning, flexibility, and problem solving. Further, generalization of skills to group-based contingencies are a heavy focus in the group program. These programs also incorporate concepts related to perspective taking, following rules, and group-based contingency management. Services range from small to large group instruction.

 

Distance Therapy

 

When a student is not located near or is unable to attend the A Child Can treatment center, then applied behavior analysis can be provided virtually. The virtual sessions can include early intensive, functional skills living, or social skills treatment. This model requires a caregiver to be heavily involved to facilitate the therapy sessions.

 

All services are supported by Behavioral Analysts and Speech and Language Pathologists. This interdisciplinary model strives to maximize the potential of each child. Also, the A Child Can team frequently coordinates care with educators overseeing the child's school program. This coordination can consist of school observations, teacher conferences, and shadowing during transition to the school environment. Also, A Child Can provides several opportunities for parent and caregiver training in Applied Behavior Analysis. These opportunities include group-based and individual training.

 

A Child Can is recognized as an accredited ABA provider in the Philippines and an active member of Philippine Association for Behavior Analysis (PABA).

 

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