Collaborative Interventions takes pride in partnering with families to ensure that our clients access high quality, effective ABA services resulting in meaningful change. Our interventions are practical, evidence based and individualized to the unique strengths of each of our clients.
What is ABA?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a set of principles that explain how learning occurs and provides a problem-solving equation for behavior change. This analysis extends beyond an individual's behavior to the behaviors of large groups of people as well. The behaviors that can be shaped are endless; whether a company is looking to increase the recycling behaviors of its employees, a classroom teacher wants to increase attending and reduce calling out amongst their students, an individual wants to meet their personal goals or a child engages in undesirable behaviors and benefits from learning new skills.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a set of scientific principles that can be applied in a versatile manner to create socially significant changes.
Who do we serve?
Collaborative Interventions serves children ranging from 2 to 18 years old, specializing in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Additionally, we provide interventions to children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Developmental Delays and typically developing children whose parents are looking for strategies to improve their home dynamic with single or multiple children.
We provide ABA support in homes, within communities and to public and private school districts.
Does ABA really 'work'?
Behavior Analysis is a set of scientific principles that explain learning and behaviors. Just as any set of scientific principles "works", so does ABA.
When designed by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), a program utilizing the evidence based principles of ABA ensures its effectiveness and modifies interventions as needed, to improve the lives of our clients. When data based decisions are implemented with consistency and fidelity over a specified duration of time, the possibilities are endless.
How Does ABA work?
When teaching new skills or behaviors, we first consider the individual child and break the task down into smaller, easy attainable steps. Data is collected before the intervention to identify a "baseline" for where the child's skill set was before intervention and is collected with each successive teaching trial. Teaching strategies are monitored by the BCBA to ensure the learner can complete each step independently. As independence increases the techniques and supports used to teach the skills are faded to mirror the natural environment.
When new skills are successfully taught, the ABA team, parents and school districts can review a visual analysis of the child's improvement over time a visual display of the data, or graphs!
How much ABA is enough?
Determining how many hours per week of ABA will be 'enough' to make meaningful change in your child's life is based on the assessment of your child's individual needs, paired with a discussion with the parents. Together, the team determines which goals are necessary to improve the child's quality of life and how many hours per week of ABA are required to reach these goals.
Once the child demonstrates independence in the skills and is able to transfer those skills across other environments and people with faded supports, the parents and ABA team will re-evaluate the need for additional goals or whether fading of services is appropriate.
Where do we provide ABA services?
We are located in Bethel Ct and provide ABA in the home, community and school in the following towns:
Bethel, Danbury, Redding, Ridgefield, New Fairfield, New Milford, Brookfield, Newtown, Wilton, Weston, Easton. Coming soon: Norwalk, Stamford, New Canaan and Darien!
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