Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a systematic approach to modify behavior, improving social interaction and facilitating learning. Many children learn from their environment, others benefit from a structured setting with 1:1 opportunities to acquire fundamental skills.
There is no standard "cut and paste" ABA program. In fact, you should immediately walk away from any service provider suggesting it! As thoroughly documented in decades of field analysis in Journal of Applied Analysis, such an approach can be dangerous. At A Balanced Child, we carefully monitor and adjust these techniques based on your child's specific learning needs and responses.
In keeping with this, our Curriculum is extensive. Among the basic procedures used in ABA learning programs:
Through a system of coordinated services during your child's critical learning years, we provide indispensable early intervention. Our Balanced Plans link multiple community resources such as ECI and Any Baby Can to ensure your child's development and achievement of their highest potential.
The components and pace of each child's plan are meticulously cultivated during in-depth consultation over a 12-week period. This allows for prudent monitoring of the child's progress and implementation of each of the components in the Balanced Plan...a plan whose curriculum will include:
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Speech Therapy treats communication challenges, expressive & receptive, and includes both parent and child goals.
***Currently, we are not offering this service. Our goal is to resume ST in early 2021.
Please call our office to find out more about our OT services and to schedule an evaluation.
At A Balanced Child, we understand the importance of academic goals. Our Classroom Program focuses on academic studies. It structures the classroom to guide and support the lessons. We review current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals and map our the skills necessary to achieve them. Our certified special education teacher creates a schedule inclusive of the varying abilities in the class and fosters each student's academic pace. The academic subjects studied include the fundamental standards required for Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). You can read more about Unique Learning at www.n2y.com.
Program Hours: Monday - Thursday from 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Ratio: 1:6 (teacher:child)
Ages: 3 yrs - 8 yrs
We believe every child is unique and their success and growth will come from encouragement and praise. We nurture your child's natural strengths and guide them in achieving developmental milestones. Through play a child sees the world with wonder and awe. However, on occasion, encouraging that natural curiosity first requires guidance in a structured setting.
So, our Group Play focuses on instruction, practice, and reinforcement of social skills through play in a structured inclusive setting. Children learn the social skills needed to play with other children in all situations.
Our small ratios (at times 1:1) allow us to work with youngsters (18mos to 7yrs 11mos) during the four-hour Group Play session. Each child gets a developmental portfolio that includes their current strengths and developmental milestones to meet. As your child develops new skills and master's new activities, the classroom in modified. Much like a preschool classroom, this allows your child to work on the skills needed for success in future class settings.
Program Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 1:00pm
Ratio: 1:4 (teacher:child)
Ages: 18 mos - 7yrs
Additional Group Play sessions for children up to 10yrs of age include Holiday Play (November & December) and our Summer Sessions.
At A Balanced Child we strive to provide the best treatment for children and their families. We help youngsters acquire the tools necessary to aid in modifying behavior, improving social interaction, facilitate learning...tools that will help make them more successful each day. A Balanced Child offers professional consulting at your facility. Parent trainings are scheduled both in home and at our location.