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ABA Therapy in Las Vegas

What is ABA Therapy?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a systematic and individualized approach to behavior change and learning derived from decades of research and application. ABA focuses on teaching needed skills and addressing behaviors that impact an individual’s life.

Who Can Benefit From ABA?

The short answer is everyone. ABA is structured around each client as a person and focuses on teaching needed skills and reducing problematic or interfering behaviors. Due to funding limitations with insurance, ABA is predominately used with autism (please contact our office for more information if the diagnosis is not autism and we can provide additional resources to better secure funding to support treatment).

 

However, research supports ABA with ADD/ADHD, fetal alcohol syndrome, traumatic brain injury, post traumatic stress disorder, development delay disorders (global developmental delay, pervasive development disorder (PDD-NOS) down’s syndrome, and other behavioral disorders (obsessive compulsive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, panic disorder).

Who administers treatment to my child?

 

Board Certified Behavior Analysts develop the individualized treatment program for your child and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) work directly with your child. Reaching for the Sky ABA always prioritizes team members based on each child’s specific needs.

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What is Autism

 

It is a neurological disorder. This means it affects the brain function.

It is a developmental disorder. This means a child will struggle meeting certain milestones.

It is a spectrum disorder. This means every individual’s symptoms can look a little different. A child might be more affected in one area than another.

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What are the symptoms of Autism?

 

-Social/Communication

 

-Low or poor eye contact

 

-Delayed speech

 

-Difficulty in socializing with other children or prefers to play alone.

 

-May not want cuddling or act cuddly.

 

-Not responsive to verbal cues (may include his/her name); acts as if deaf.

 

-Difficulty in expressing wants and needs; uses gestures or leading others instead of words.

 

-Restricted or repetitive behaviors

 

-Hand flapping, rocking, spinning, humming, pacing, echolalia, rewatching portions of videos, OCD like behaviors, or other sustained odd play.

 

-Sensory defensiveness (fearful of loud noises, avoiding things that feel different to the touch, aversion to certain clothing or tags)

 

-Insistence on sameness; resists change in routine

 

-Inappropriate attachment to objects.

 

-Higher level of tantrums, aggression, and/or self-injury.

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How is Autism Diagnosed?

 

Autism is measured based on the DSM-5-TR criteria. A psychologist or neuropsychologist can evaluate a child for Autism. MDT reports provided by school do NOT qualify as a diagnosis that can be submitted to insurance for ABA coverage.

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