Why Choose ABA Abilities?
ABA Abilities is a program designed to give you and your child the best possible start. We provide intensive services in a preschool-like setting where individualized therapies are offered in a natural, friendly and play-based environment all under the same roof.
What makes ABA Abilities stand out is that it was conceived of and is led by experienced clinical professionals, not a group of business investors. ABA Abilities, LLC and TEIS, Inc. share founding partners. TEIS has been serving children and families through pediatric Early Intervention services for more than 15 years and has an impeccable community reputation in southwestern Pennsylvania. While a completely separate entity, ABA Abilities and the families we serve benefit from the hiring practices and business model learned through Early Intervention.
In addition to ABA services, we offer multidisciplinary in-center services to ensure your child has all their therapy needs in one place including speech, occupational, physical and nutrition therapies. These services are billed through your insurance.;
Between birth and 6 years of age, your child’s brain is developing at its fastest rate forming a critical foundation. For some children, developmental challenges and disorders like Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) present roadblocks to progress in language, learning and developing socialization skills.
At ABA Abilities, we work with children 18 months to 6 years old. We help children to adapt to a structured environment with routines and expectations that are typical for preschool, but nevertheless are challenging for children with autism. Your child’s progress at ABA Abilities will make way for success at home and in future school settings from kindergarten and beyond.
Parents are an integral part of the ABA Abilities team. As parents, you will provide input and receive training on the strategies that will help your child to reach individual goals.
Does Your Child Need Our Help?
At ABA Abilities, we work with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Autism is called a spectrum disorder because there is a wide variation in the types and severity of symptoms. Autism begins in early childhood and lasts throughout a person’s life. It may take the form of having trouble making eye contact, having a “flat” intonation when speaking, or even being unable to understand other people’s actions. There may be sensitivity to light, noise, and temperature as well as sleep and digestion problems. There can even be mood factors, like easily being annoyed or getting angry.
In all cases, early intervention and early application of techniques like ABA will aid your child in learning skills and coping mechanisms while making impressive strides toward their goals.
If you believe your child is demonstrating behaviors that hold them back, or if they are having difficulty with basic social and self-help skills, such as toilet training and daily living competencies, contact your child’s pediatrician or visit our Parent Resources page for evaluating professionals.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
In general, certain patterns of behavior are looked for including:
- Challenges interacting with others (not babbling, making odd sounds, not making gestures, not imitating, not talking,)
- Behaviors like rocking, hand flapping, or running back and forth, repetitive routines
- Difficulty engaging in age-appropriate play
- Lack of eye contact
A Diagnostic Evaluation is a formal evaluation performed by a trained specialist such as a Developmental Pediatrician, a Child Psychologist or other specialist. A diagnosis of ASD and written orders will qualify your child for specialized services such as ABA Services. Written Orders can be obtained after an evaluation in which the clinician recommends your child receive IBHS-ABA services. Visit our Parent Resources page for a list of evaluating professionals.
If your child has a diagnosis of ASD and has valid written orders, an ABA Abilities professional will complete a skills assessment as well as a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) to develop an individualized plan. They’ll work with you to review medical and family history, as well as your child’s developmental history.
Parents are a valuable part of the treatment team and integral when choosing appropriate goals that are a priority to the family.
Following the assessment, your BCBA will review the results and make clinical recommendations as to how many hours of ABA services would benefit your child.
Want to learn more? Contact us today or Call ABA Abilities to get started. 412-319-7371.
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Does Your Child Need Our Help?
At ABA Abilities, we work with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). If you believe your child is demonstrating behaviors that hold them back, or if they are having difficulty with basic social and self-help skills, such as toilet training and daily living competencies, contact your child’s pediatrician for a referral or call ABA Abilities at 412-319-7371.