Blossom provides intensive, medically necessary one-on-one ABA services that target a variety of developmental areas.
Our unique curriculum focuses on autism specific goals as well as developmental skills.
We offer program options based on the child's age and needs.
Years of research studies have shown that early and intensive behavioral interventions have strong positive outcomes for children with developmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders. According to these research findings, some children have even recovered from autism after a couple of years of individualized intensive treatment, meaning that they were “indistinguishable from their peers” and no autism symptoms were identified.
ABA is not just a type of treatment. It is a methodology based on the scientific principles of behavior and focuses on changing behavior using strategies based on decades of research and data.
Although it based on the principles of behavior, ABA does not imply that it is only used to treat behavior problems (ie. tantrums, aggression, etc.). In fact, ABA is a teaching principle focused on increasing functional skills by modifying environmental factors.
ABA uses a variety of different techniques to teach new skills, including Pivotal Response Training (PRT), naturalistic strategies, and more structured teaching procedures such as Discrete Trial Training (DTT).
Pivotal Response Training is an evidence-based treatment for autism based on motivational and naturalistic procedures.
“PRT focuses on core underlying areas that are critical for children with autism. Functionally, the major core area- which affects other areas- is motivation to engage in social communication. That core area is linked both to underlying neurological bases and to thousands of individual behaviors that are developed by the motivational problem as children develop.” (Koegel & Koegel, 2012, The PRT Pocket Guide)
Family involvement is key to the child’s progress.
Progress is analyzed by both data analysis and direct observation.
Blossom's curriculum is based on developmental areas of growth and the specific skills children with autism need to learn. We base all of our teaching using a natural and play based approach to help children use these skills when they are with their families and friends.