What is the ABA Day Program?

The ABA Day Program is appropriate for learners 18 months and older and operates Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The purpose of the day program is to provide an intensive level of support for learners with autism or other developmental disabilities in order to teach new skills and reduce unwanted behavior. The goal of the program is to help each learner attain maximum independence and transition to an inclusive, traditional educational setting when ready. Additionally, inclusion in community activities and events is a goal for the program.

Each learner attending the day program is provided with direct 1:1 individualized Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) intervention throughout the day. Every learner’s program goals are designed and overseen by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) possessing at minimum a Master’s degree. Goals may include a focus on these core areas: self-help, leisure skills, verbal behavior and language, social skills, and behavior management. 

 

What sets the ABA Day Program apart from other programs?

The ABA Day program is uniquely structured to best serve our learners and their individual needs. Highlighted below are just some of the features that make this program unique and effective.

·         Programs and goals selected based on empirically supported behavioral assessments (VB-MAPP, ABLLS-R, AFLS)

·         Evidence-based ABA interventions and teaching techniques

·         Progress monitoring daily

·         Daily data collection

·         Ongoing modifications to interventions as necessary

·         Graphs of progress

·         Behavior intervention plans (BIP) for undesired behaviors

·         Monthly parent meetings and progress updates

·         Parent training on ABA techniques and home goal setting

·         Selection of goals that are meaningful for the learner and learner’s family

·         Skills broken into small steps that are manageable for the learner

·         Focus on skills that create independence for the learner along with short and long-term success

·         Use of multiple ABA procedures to promote learning—learner initiated and adult directed

·         Multiple opportunities to practice each skill every day in naturally occurring and adult contrived situations

·         Positive reinforcement for socially appropriate behaviors and valuable skills

·         No reinforcement for undesired behaviors that may be harmful or prevent learning

·         Emphasis on techniques that help learned skills transfer to new situations and encourage maintenance over time

 

Commitment to Physical Activity

Did you know that children with autism and other disabilities are more likely to choose sedentary activities (like video games), less likely to join in team activities, and more likely to become overweight or obese? Regular exercise can have a positive impact on a learner's cognitive, social, and motor skills while also reducing behavior problems.  Unfortunately, few ABA providers have prioritized the need to incorporate physical activity into treatment.

EBH is committed to helping each learner participate in at least 30 minutes of daily exercise through planned individual and group activities. In addition to physical education classes that teach learners sports and social skills, our full-time program includes fun "activity bursts" throughout the day that target flexibility, strength, and endurance.

 

Additional Information

Currently, the day program is accepting applications for new clients. Please contact our office if you would like to submit an application. Once an application has been submitted, our Billing Director will contact you regarding insurance coverage and payment options. Our staff will be responsible for completing the necessary initial paperwork for pre-authorizing services. Our staff will also complete all reports on assessments, treatment goals, and progress information required for extension of services through re-authorization.  

To meet with the Director regarding the ABA Day Program, please call us at 210.447.0039 or send an e-mail to info@empowerbh.com.