What is one-on-one therapy?
One-on-one (1:1), therapy is a type of behavioral therapy (Applied Behavior Analysis or ABA) in which a therapist works solely with one individual on treatment goals across a variety of domains including communication, behavior, social skills, life skills, and school readiness skills when applicable.
Why choose Children’s Autism Center?
At Children’s Autism Center, our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and Board Certified assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA) work closely with each child and directly supervise therapists in providing the highest level of care and ABA services to each child. Our one-on-one therapy services address, in part, the following skills:
- Attending skills
- Communication skills
- Imitation skills
- Play / leisure skills
- Self-help skills (i.e. potty training, using utensils, toothbrushing, tying shoes, getting dressed)
- School readiness skills
- Social skills
In addition to these skills, a functional assessment will be performed by a BCBA if the client displays aggressive or inappropriate behaviors to determine the function of these behaviors. Through this functional analysis, a behavior intervention plan (BIP) will be implemented to decrease the undesired behaviors and increase acceptable replacement behaviors. All staff working with the client will have access to the BIP and will follow the procedures for working with the client clearly stated on the BIP. The behavior intervention plan is also shared with the family to aid in increasing positive behaviors in the home. Parent-training will take place on an on-going basis as needed.
Through the duration of 1:1 ABA services all ABA therapists will be supervised by a BCBA assigned to each client. Supervision by the BCBA will take place through direct observation, data analysis, and video taped analysis to ensure that each child is progressing through his/her therapy program satisfactorily and that each ABA therapist is correctly implementing ABA procedures and following ABA and Children’s Autism Center protocols.
Consultation in the home may also be recommended for the child to generalize the learned skills in the center to the home environment. A well-constructed in-home therapy program will be developed by our team of BCBAs and BCaBAs continuing to utilize the principles of ABA used in our center based services in the home.
Will my insurance pay for this?
CAC is in-network with most insurance companies and works steadfastly to ensure our therapies are covered appropriately by our client’s policies.
Why does my child need 20-40 hours of treatment per week?
The exact number of therapy hours is determined on an individual basis for each child based on our developmental evaluation. We will never prescribe more hours than is developmentally appropriate. However, research consistently shows that ABA works best when applied early and as an intensive intervention, thus resulting in programs consisting of 20-40 hours of therapy weekly.
What happens when my child misses school for ABA?
Texas law allows school absences for healthcare appointments, including ongoing ABA therapy. We are happy to provide written documentation to schools when our clients are absent due to therapy at our center.
Will my child be able to interact with their age group?
CAC has dedicated therapy spaces for children based on their age and developmental level. Interacting with peers is a HUGE part of our programming. Children will spend time with their peers in play and other activities throughout the day.
To learn more about one-on-one (1:1) therapy at Children’s Autism Center, please contact us.