Home-Based ABA Therapy
At KISS ABA we help families receive the services in applied behavior analysis to increase their socially significant behaviors and decrease their maladaptive behaviors. When engaged in home-based ABA therapy, it allows the clients the opportunity to learn the skills that they are able to use in their natural environment, HOME. The client’s home is the location that the behaviors will most likely occur. For example, home based therapy can help elicit behaviors in the area of bedtime, toileting, eating, cleaning up, cooking, and dressing.
When deciding the location of the ABA therapy sessions, it is best to consider where your child may be most comfortable, at home or another location. With time, the child will learn to engage in the wanted behaviors which should be generalized to other settings. Another benefit to having ABA therapy in the home is that it makes it convenient for the parents and their availability to get to locations other than home.
As we proceed with ABA services in the home, we structure the program individually for the client. With that, we set up an environment that elicits the independence that the client can attain. We focus the client’s programs on their ability level and emphasize a focus on communication, independent play skills, individualized skill acquisition programs, problem behavior reduction plans, and functional daily living skills. The long-term goal for each client is to enable them to generalize their skills to the home, school, and community and be able to fully participate in family, school, and community activities to the best of their abilities.
At KISS ABA, Parent training is a critical part of the programming. We offer one on one training for parents with and without the client. In these trainings, parents and caregivers will learn the fundamentals of behavior change and how to use basic strategies to improve their child’s behavior. When you partner with the family, the outcomes of the client’s success improve. With the support from all members of the family, your child can gain success at a faster pace. As the parents and caregivers, you are the center of the team for the client. We will surround you with caring, passionate professionals trained in ABA therapy. Our emphasis is on providing you with the information you need to make the best decision for you, your child, and the rest of your family.
Parents are always the most direct line of care to the client. This is one reason parent training is essential in getting the most from the ABA services we provide. We will work closely with your family to ensure that our plans are implemented effectively.
At KISS ABA, we understand that this process can be overwhelming. We are here to help you navigate through the obstacles and assist with the uncertainties that lie ahead.
At KISS ABA, we work with families to support their needs. We have used teletherapy to include working parents as part of the ABA program and to support the clients if their schedules are more conflicting. KISS ABA is using telehealth therapy as a way to include populations that are medically underserved. We provide assessment, treatment plan development, direct and indirect supervision, parent and caregiver training, discharge planning, and direct treatment when possible.
When using telehealth for ABA services, we are helping to reduce costs and improve the quality and participation of caregivers. We are here to reach the population of individuals who are in a less populated setting and do not have the medical support needed.
KISS ABA offers group trainings to school staff to improve the implementation of behavior management in their classroom, leading to more positive behavior of students. In these trainings, school staff will learn how to modify
their classroom environment, implement positive behavior intervention systems,
and responding/managing behavior in order to prevent problem behavior from occurring in the classroom as well as how to manage problem behavior once it has occurred.
Additionally, KISS ABA also supports school leadership in conducting walk-throughs, needs assessments for behavior management, as well as developing
a plan to increase positive behavior in identified classrooms.
Leadership / Administration Training
KISS ABA offers support to leaders responsible for developing and implementing a PBIS framework. As well as behavior RTI implementation to successfully manage behavior challenges that place a financial and stressful strain on staff and school buildings.
KISS ABA offers wrap around support for administration and staff who supervise, lead, and serve Autism classrooms. Autism programming and training for administration and staff that includes training for all staff, environmental classroom and school set up, education on available resources and curriculum options for an Autism classroom, and a training sequence to ensure staff are trained to meet the specific needs of Autism.
Intellectual Disabilities Programming
KISS ABA offers wrap around support for administration and staff who supervise, lead, and serve Intellectual Disabilities classrooms. Intellectual Disabilities programming and training for administration and staff that includes training for all staff, environmental classroom and school set up, education on available resources and curriculum options for an Intellectually Disabled classroom, and a training sequence to ensure staff are trained to meet the specific needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
School Based ABA Therapy
The ultimate goal of education is for each child to be served in the least restrictive environment however success is sometimes difficult due to behavior, social, academic and communication issues. Our therapist can work one on one with students at school to help support the learning of academics, social skills, and decrease challenging behaviors that arise. We are able to assist in the additional following areas:
- Deliver initial assessment and develop treatment plan to help with any problem behaviors, learning difficulties, social behavioral challenges
- Implementation of the treatment plan through one-on-one support
- Attend meetings to support team and student
- Train staff
KISS ABA offers support to young adults with disabilities who are preparing for post-secondary options in employment or are looking to have meaningful employment. We provide assessments to identify prevocational and vocational skillset to identify for work readiness strengths and weaknesses, developing a treatment plan based on the strengths and needs of the young adult. Our therapist work one-on-one with the young adult utilizing ABA strategies to support young adults in all aspects of on-the job preparedness, by improving skill acquisition and increased independence for more successful work experiences.
Some of the following areas of employment support are:
- Learning to follow directions for work duties in addition to learning to follow other safety skills measures in the workplace
- Improved motor coordination to complete tasks
- Increase consistency with tasks, time management, and social etiquette
- Reliability and concentration to duties and responsibilities
- Improve social and functional skills that are transferable from one environment or workplace to another
Whether your young adult has a current job, or is wanting one, our therapist can support these skills inside or outside of a work setting.