Comprehensive ABA Interventions
Comprehensive ABA interventions are often recommended when the person with autism spectrum disorder requires improvement in several areas of functioning such as social, communication functioning, academic skill acquisition, and other adaptive skills.
The comprehensive ABA interventions are aimed at producing lasting changes in the overall functioning of the individual. Typically, treatment lasts several months to a couple of years and delivered 25 to 40 hours per week. The comprehensive ABA intervention, when used with younger children, is also known as ‘Early Intensive Behavioural Interventions’ (EIBI). EIBI is the most sought-after program for young children diagnosed with Autism.
Focused ABA Interventions
Focused ABA Interventions as the named suggests, are typically time-limited interventions designed to address specific concerns such as aggression, self-injury, disruptive behaviours or to teach specific academic or social or communication or adaptive/functional skill. Generally, the treatment services are delivered 6 to 20 hours per week. These services often utilize function-based treatment strategies involving altering environment, motivation, teaching and reinforcing adaptive behavioural skills.
Home-based ABA services
Most often our ABA services are utilised by parents of children with autism and other developmental delays and disabilities at their family homes. It is now widely acknowledged that home-based ABA interventions allow children to learn more functional skills at a relatively rapid rate and often have more lasting effects of therapy services. For therapists, it is easier to teach skills of daily living such as eating, playing, toileting, hygiene skills as well as language and communication skills in their natural environments.