Services provided by ABA Scotland
ABA Scotland uses the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to develop, implement and monitor an individualised learning programme to assist your child to reach their full potential. Working closely with you as a family, and other professionals who are involved with your child, ABA Scotland aims to ensure that your child develops skills to enable them to be as independent and successful as possible.
Details of the individual services provided by ABA Scotland:
Specific Skill Development or Behaviour Management
If you are looking for assistance with one or two specific skill areas (such as requesting, self-help skills, etc) or problem behaviours ABA Scotland will work with you to develop an individualised plan for your child.
Full ABA/VB Programme Management
Assessment & Programme Development: ABA Scotland uses the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) to assess your child's skills across a number of areas such as requesting, listening, visual, play (independent and
social), imitation, vocalisations, reading, writing, and maths. Your child's programme is then tailored around those areas which are highlighted as requiring additional support in
order for your child to close the skills gap with their peers. I do not specify how many hours a week your child should undertake. The time devoted to ABA has to be realistic to you as a family taking everything into account, such as age of child, nursery/school time, weekly commitments, etc. Your child's programme areas are prioritised according to available weekly time.
- Initial Training
Workshop: Used to introduce the theoretical elements of ABA and provide practical hands-on experience of the specific elements of your child's programme. Full day with training manual, programme documentation, and certificate of attendance provided.
Workshops: These are important and held to review your child's progress and introduce new areas to their programme. Follow-up workshops are also used to discuss any issues or concerns you may have and implement potential solutions. The frequency of follow-up workshops are determined by the individual programme requirements, but not more than once a month.
and Programme Materials: I can provide a collection of flashcard
materials on disc for you once your programme is up and running, so all you
need to do is print and laminate. The programme will also use existing toys your child has and utilise their favourite characters, etc for learning skills.
Should you wish to employ tutors to work with your child on their programme ABA Scotland will work with you to find suitable individuals. Programmes can be run by family members without the requirement of external tutors, and happy to discuss the various options with you.
Nursery & School
applicable, liaise with your child’s education establishment.