Autism - ASD - ABA Therapy - AG Behavioral Services - Edgewater, NJ - foxy

Frequently Asked Questions

ABA therapy is widely recognized as one of the most effective treatments for autism. It employs evidence-backed techniques to enhance socially important behaviors in autistic children. This therapy focuses on helping these children manage difficult behaviors and learn new skills, fostering greater independence. Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) will collaborate with you and your family to develop a tailored treatment plan. This plan will be specifically designed to address your child’s most pressing needs and focus on skills that will benefit them significantly.

We work closely with speech-language pathologists to provide a cohesive autism treatment plan for your child. Speech therapy, conducted by these professionals, is beneficial for children with language disorders and helps improve social, cognitive communication, and physical speech challenges, such as swallowing difficulties. This integrated approach ensures comprehensive care for your child’s specific needs.

ABA therapy is uniquely recognized as the autism treatment covered by insurance. Our dedicated intake specialists act as your advocates, working diligently to optimize your insurance benefits. They liaise with your insurance provider to verify your eligibility for ABA therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and other autism-related services. To find out about insurance carrier options in your area, we invite you to explore a location near you.

Successful autism therapy involves a collaborative effort between skilled professionals and supportive family members. Recognizing the individuality of each child, we understand that no two treatment plans are identical. In designing an autism treatment plan, our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) carefully determine the most beneficial approaches for your child, encompassing options like ABA therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, functional communication training, among others. Early intervention is key to the effectiveness of these plans, so we encourage you to reach out to us promptly to start a treatment plan for your child.

A recent global study, involving the DNA analysis of over 35,584 people, including 11,986 individuals with autism, has led to a significant finding. Researchers identified variations in 102 genes that are associated with a higher likelihood of developing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Functional Communication Training (FCT) is designed to teach your child alternative behaviors to replace problematic ones. For instance, if a child with autism screams to seek attention, FCT guides them to learn more appropriate methods of requesting attention. Importantly, FCT does not necessitate verbal communication. Depending on your child’s abilities and needs, the intervention may involve pointing, modeling, signing, or other forms of non-verbal communication. Studies have indicated that this approach is highly effective in reducing challenging behaviors in autism therapy.

ABA certifications come in various levels, each with its own educational prerequisites. For instance, becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) necessitates a master’s degree, whereas the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification requires only a high school diploma.

However, you don’t need to be a certified professional to support your child with autism. It’s common for families affected by autism to seek knowledge about the condition. To assist in this, we provide a range of educational programs about autism and its therapies, aimed at parents, caregivers, and teachers. Additionally, our online resources offer access to high-quality information and the chance to connect with other families and professionals through autism spectrum disorder (ASD) networking events.

Autism doesn’t affect just one area of your child’s life, so ABA shouldn’t be confined to only clinics. 

Home-based therapy allows our therapists to provide treatment in everyday situations in your home.

  • Home-based ABA provides a great way to teach skills that your child uses at home. For example, it is beneficial for teaching bedtime routines and toilet training

Your child will receive highly effective, evidence-based ABA therapy from our experienced team. You will also be involved in the process, as ABA is most effective when the child’s family plays an active role in the treatment process.

Research underscores the importance of early intervention in effectively addressing challenging behaviors, particularly in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Our program is dedicated to this early intervention approach, offering support to families, schools, organizations, and professionals affected by autism. Our team, specializing in autism behavioral therapy, delivers expert and compassionate care to children with autism and other developmental disabilities. We emphasize early intervention for children from infancy to age five. Additionally, we provide assistance for children transitioning to school-based learning. For older children and adolescents, our services include Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)-based autism therapy, catering to their specific developmental stages and needs.

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