ABA Therapy is ...

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a type of therapy that focuses on improving specific behaviors, such as communication, reading, and academics as well as adaptive learning skills, such as dexterity (fine motor skills), hygiene, self care and independence, punctuality, and competence at assigned tasks. ABA therapy aids children and adults with psychological disorders in various settings, such as schools, workplaces, homes, and clinics. It has also been shown that consistent ABA can significantly improve behaviors and skills and reduce dependence for special services.

 

ABA for individuals with Autism

ABA is an effective therapeutic intervention for individuals with autism. ABA can help children with autism improve on social skills, learn new skills, and maintain positive behaviors and minimizing negative behaviors that can adversely affect their quality of life.

ABA based intervention has proven successful in the treatment of:

• Autism Spectrum Disorders
• Pervasive Developmental Disorders
• Learning Difficulties
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)
• Down's Syndrome
• Cerebral Palsy
• PDD-NOS, and more

Applied Behavior Analysis includes various components such as:

• Discrete Trial Teaching
• Reinforcement Strategies
• Prompting and Fading Strategies
• Shaping and Chaining
• Data Based Programming for Generalization
• Behavior Reduction Programs
• Skill Acquisition Programs

 

ABA Services at Pulse Center

At Pulse Center, we provide ABA services under the direct supervision of our Board Certified Behavior Analysts and implemented by highly professional and qualified Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs). A professional Board Certified Behavior Analyst is an independent practitioner who provides behavior analytic services, supervision and training to Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA), Registered Behavior technicians (RBT) and others who implement behavior analytic interventions.

Our services include: 

• Parent Consultation/Case Management
Initial consultation and direct Interview by Board Certified Behavior Analysts, ongoing supervision and case management by BCBAs.

• Assessments and Intervention Planning  
Initial assessments (VB Mapp, ABLLS, PEAK, AFLS) to identify the skill levels and develop a plan for intervention.

• ABA 1:1 Therapy
Individualized ABA teaching/therapy provided by Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT)s  based on the needs of the individual.

• Tahseen Day Enrichment Program
ABA intervention program for children aged 5-12 at Pulse Center  supported by our multidisciplinary team of speech therapists, occupational therapists, ABA therapists, and psychologists.

• Social Skills Group Sessions provided by trained RBTs
Includes small group programs which focus on catering the social skills and play skills of the individual.

• School shadowing support by trained professionals  
We provide Learning Support Assistants trained by us to support the students in school settings.

PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS

• ABA Foundation Training (KHDA Approved)
20-hour KHDA approved hands-on ABA training program for Learning Support Assistants.

• Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Training (KHDA Approved)  
40-hour Training program provided by BCBAs to qualify for the RBT exam offered by BACB.

•Mentoring of RBTs, BCaBAs, and those who pursue BCBA certification

 

The ABA Therapy process

An ABA therapist works with families and individuals set goals for their child and achieve positive outcomes. The process is as follows:

  • Determine behaviors that require change

  • Set goals and expected outcomes

  • Establish ways to measure changes and improvements

  • Evaluate where you are now

  • Learn new skills and/or learn how to avoid negative behaviors

  • Regularly review your progress

  • Decide whether or not further behavior modification is necessary

The length of time spent in ABA depends on the severity of the problem and an individual's rate of improvement.

More About ABA Therapy

FAQ

ABA Therapy Specialist

Loridale Daleh

ABA Therapist

Minha Ikram

Head of ABA Department, Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Melani Jimenez

Lead ABA Therapist

Nikitha Ann Alexander

Behavior Therapist

Queenie Klaire A. Elli

ABA Therapist (Registered Behavior Technician)

Paulina Juchacz

Inclusion Teacher

Bernadette Panganiban

Behavior Therapist

Madelyn Dela Cruz Licay

Inclusion Teacher Assistant - Behavior Analyst Technician

Francisca Melendez-Cendreda

Behavior Therapist – Lead Class Assistant

Kausar Wali

ABA Supervisor - BCaBA

Hala Mahrous

BCBA Consultant