APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (ABA)
Behavior Analysis is the scientific study of behavior. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the application of the principles of learning and motivation from Behavior Analysis, and the procedures and technology derived from those principles, to the solution of problems of social significance. Many decades of research have validated treatments based on ABA.
At SVABACS, we use ABA methods to support individual with autism to increase behavior; to teach new skills; to maintain behavior; to generalize or to transfer behavior from one situation or response to another; to restrict or narrow conditions under which interfering behaviors occur; to reduce interfering behaviors.
ADAPTIVE SKILLS TRAINING (AST)
The term "Adaptive Skills" means how well a person can deal with the tasks of everyday life. These tasks include the ability to speak and understand, ability to perform home-living skills, use community resources, leisure, self-care, self-direction and work skills.
EARLY INTERVENTION (EI)
Silicon Valley Early Intervention (SVEI) program focuses on teaching the individual/child to appropriate apply all new and learned skills and information across all settings and people.
Some of the areas of emphasis involved in successfully implementing this translation include:
In all aspects of the In-Home Direct Service, Parents, Caregivers or Authorized Consumer Representatives are trained to:
SELF -HELP SKILLS
Self-help skills examples are toileting, tooth-brushing, dressing, etc. At SVABACS, we facilitate the learning of basic skills and provide training to parents on how to implement or carry out the plan. Individualized intervention plan is provided depending on the case/issue.
Safety skills include proper behavior in the community and following safety measures. Most individuals with learning disabilities have Low to Zero safety skills. At SVABACS, we help individuals learn basic safety skills inside the home and out in the community. Impulsive behavior is addressed through Behavior Modification by creating a solid environment offering love, stability and safety for individuals.
Anxiety is related to fear and other phobias. At SVABACS, we are able to address anxiety problems related to fear and phobias through Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
INTENSIVE PARENT TRAINING
Part of our Intensive Training is to provide consistency in implementing behavior modification strategies and to reduce or prevent the antecedents of inappropriate behavior.
We provide Adaptive Skills Training for individuals from 3 years and above to meet their on-going struggle and provide Intensive Training to both consumers and parents to reinforce master of skill. Skills can be learn through constant repetition of tasks and gradually increasing the level on each aspect of development.