I use the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to develop, implement and monitor an individualised learning programme to assist your child to reach their full potential. Working closely with you as a family, and other professionals who are involved with your child, I aim to ensure that your child develops skills to enable them to be as independent and successful as possible.
ABA/VB Programme Services
Initial Assessment & Programme Development: The Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) is used to assess your child's skills across a number of areas such as communications (requesting), listening, visual, play (independent and social), and imitation. Your child's programme is then tailored around those areas which are highlighted as requiring additional support in order for your child to close the skills gap with their peers. I do not specify how many hours a week your child should undertake. The time devoted has to be realistic to you as a family taking everything into account, such as age of child, nursery time, weekly commitments, etc. Your child's programme areas are prioritised according to available weekly time.
Initial Training Workshop: Used to introduce the theoretical elements of ABA and specific elements of your child's programme. Full day with training manual and initial programme documentation provided.
Follow-Up Consultations: These are important and held to review your child's progress and introduce new areas to their programme. Follow-up consultations are also used to discuss any issues or concerns you may have and implement potential solutions. The frequency of the follow-ups are determined by the individual programme requirements, and mutually agreed.
Nursery Liaison: Where applicable, liaise with your child’s nursery placement.
"Judith's ABA programme has given me the confidence to increase our son's understanding of his environment. His interaction in everyday situations has benefited greatly. I am in no doubt that continued tasks and targets within his ABA programme will assure his future development to be meaningful and lasting." (Parent)