Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

ABA is the process of applying interventions to improve socially significant behaviors.

ABA generally focuses on developing new skills to replace maladaptive behavior.

ABA methods are used to:

  1. Build communication skills
  2. Improve independence and daily living skills
  3. Increase social skills
  4. Reduce problem behavior (e.g., self-injury)

ABA uses a system of rewards and consequences to increase and/or decrease behaviors, including but not limited to language development, play skills, social interactions, learning readiness skills, and behavioral outbursts. The therapy can be provided in a variety of settings, depending on the needs of each child.

Our staff at Blue Balloon ABA Therapy consists of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Registered Behavioral Technicians (RBTs). Each BCBA Supervisor works with our BCBA Clinical Director to create a custom treatment plan for each child, analyze outcomes to improve results, and update treatment plans as frequently as necessary. At Blue Balloon learning is everything. This mantra applies to both our children and our staff. As a company policy, our BCBA’s attend industry conferences, review ABA journals, and speak with experts to stay current on best practices and innovative techniques.

 
Registered Behavioral Technicians (RBTs): RBTs are the lifeblood of our organization. Under the guidance, training, and support of our BCBA’s, RBTs work tirelessly to implement ABA therapy techniques and treat each child.

 
There is no greater pain than a parent anguish when they cannot help their child. Autism is a complicated disorder that can leave parents feeling helpless, scared, and alone. At Blue Balloon our commitment to our clients never ceases. We work extensively with each family to inform them about ASD, help them develop necessary skills, and provide them with support and encouragement.

 

ABA Services

  • Comprehensive skills assessment
  • Behavior intervention plan
  • Parent coaching/ guidance
  • Group parent education
  • One on one therapy
  • Social skills groups
  • Coordination of care with other professionals
  • Coordination of care with school

Speech Language Therapy

Blue Balloon Speech and Language Pathologists (SLP) work on communication issues. Their services include:

  • Evaluation of Speech Sound Production
  • Screening for swallowing or communication disorders
  • Assessing problems within social or cultural context
  • Implementing treatment
  • Using sign language or assistive technology
  • Collaborating with Behavior Analysts to ensure continuity of care across all settings and professionals.

Occupational Therapy

Pediatric Occupational Therapy addresses concerns, such as self-care, fine motor, visual motor, graphomotor, and sensory processing skills for children. Play is the medium used most often to facilitate a child’s improvement and provide the necessary strategies for optimal gains in a child’s development. Our sensory-based approach to Occupational Therapy provides a unique opportunity for the children to improve muscle strength and tone, motor coordination, motor planning, focus and attention, and self-help skills.

 
Our occupational therapists provide intervention and programming that is designed to help develop specific skills and strategies that are associated with a higher quality of life and independence. Essentially, we focus on a child’s ability to play, perform self-care activities, complete academic and school activities, and interact with friends.