Intensive 1-on-1 Young Child ABA Intervention ProgramsAge 7 and under
Parents everywhere know that time is a precious commodity. There never seems to be enough time to get everything you need done.
For parents with autistic children, not only is their time compressed by regular daily responsibilities, but they also find themselves in a feverish race against time to help their children catch up to their typically-developing peers in pre-school and early elementary school years.
Take action now and get your child and your family closer to these outcomes:
Peace in the house
Enjoyable family outings
Vista knows how important it is for intervention services to be implemented early in life to maximize the potential of the children we are serving.
You should know…
- Research and statistics have shown that autism can be reliably diagnosed by 18 months of age but the average age of diagnosis for most children is age six
- That between 25-50% of children receiving intensive early intervention will move into general education by Kindergarten. Others will require significantly less support services throughout their lives
- The average time from a parent’s initial concern to full diagnosis is four years. That is four years that your child could have been receiving life- changing intervention.
Our Intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Approach for Young Children with Autism
Vista feels that it is critical to focus on this “window of opportunity” for your child. Because the brain has a higher degree of plasticity during the early years of life, the intensive intervention your child will receive during these years will lead to a higher degree of positive outcomes.
Our Intensive Early ABA-Based Intervention Program
- Utilizes the most current scientifically-proven practices
- Uses a variety of ABA-based procedures
- Is customized for each child, based on a comprehensive assessment report
- Includes parent training and support as part of our approach
Our training progam is focused on:
- Learning readiness
- Social skills development
- Emotional development
- Elimination of maladaptive behaviors, such as self-stimulation, self-abuse and aggression
The key elements of a successful training program are:
- Time spent with client (programs range from 10 to 25 hours per week)
- Individualization of curriculum and methods of treatment
- Level of structure in the training environment
Our Proven 5 Step Process for Achieving Desired Outcomes
Step 1: Comprehensive Assessment: a master’s level Case Manager (CM) will evaluate your child’s skills, resources, supports and objectives, then produce a written report outlining the recommended services and plan for delivery of those services.
Step 2: Service Delivery: your child will receive one-to-one services from a trained Behavior Interventionist (BI), who train the skills as outlined in the Initial Assessment; the BI reports to a CM, regarding the data collected on your child’s skill development.
Step 3: Periodic Reporting: the CM will create quarterly Progress Reports regarding your child’s development, which will serve as a barometer for the success of the program.
Step 4: Graduation: your child will graduate from the program when he or she has achieved the goals set forth in the Initial Assessment and in Progress Reports.
Step 5: Post-Graduation: your child may return to the program if he or she requires follow-up support or if he or she has developed new needs which need to be addressed in an updated program.
It is important to recognize that “one size does not fit all” when it comes to treating a child with autism or any other developmental disability. Your child’s program will be unique, individualized and implemented in a flexible manner.
Vista provides a leading edge approach for treating autism and other developmental disabilities. Our goal is to not only maximize the potential of children, teens, young adults and adults with autism, but to improve the lives of their families as a whole.