In order to meet the unique needs of each family, our treatment teams are comprised of interdisciplinary specialists trained in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). This includes Behavior Analysts, Early Intervention Specialists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Clinical Social Workers, Special Educators, Occupational Therapists, and Speech & Language Pathologists.
ABC measures progress by a child’s ability to use skills taught in a generalized and spontaneous manner across people, settings, activities, and materials. Research indicates that children who only demonstrate targeted skills with a high level of adult prompting in structured intervention activities may not “generalize” these skills to everyday life. It can appear that a child is making rapid progress under such highly-controlled conditions. For a child’s long-term progress, it is critical that the child is able to initiate and sustain independent, active participation in daily interactions and social activities. Therefore, we would not consider a goal “met” until a child demonstrates the targeted skill spontaneously or independently in typical everyday activities, situations, tasks and social interactions.
The Association of Behavior Consultants (ABC) is a nonprofit agency established in 1979 by the California Department of Developmental Services for the primary purpose of providing behavioral consultation services and intervention to children with developmental deficits and aberrant behavior. ABC also serves adults in its community integration programs known as No Barriers and Opportunities Unlimited.
ABC is a human services organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for the children, adults and the families we serve. We work with children with a variety of developmental disabilities, but primarily receive referrals for children who have been diagnosed with Autism. Our focus is to address identified developmental deficits and behavioral barriers which prevent the child from engaging in meaningful social interactions with family and peers. While we provide direct behavioral support to the child, we place heavy emphasis on educating the family so that they themselves may promote positive changes in their child.