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    We focus on utilizing evidence-based principles to increase functional skills. This means that we will work on behaviors and skills that are meaningful to your child and your family using procedures that have shown to be effective with a similar individual. It is always our goal to increase your child’s quality of life. Utilizing a developmental assessment tool, we will determine your child’s strengths and weaknesses.

    Some examples of skills that will be addressed include:
    – Cognition
    – Communication
    – Social-emotional skills
    – Gross and Fine Motor Skills
    – Adaptive behavior

    An individualized treatment plan will be created for your child that will work on increasing skills. Following the development of the plan, we will meet with you to discuss the goals that will be addressed and the methods that will be used. Following the approval of the treatment plan, sessions will begin.

    One area that skill deficits may be observed in children with autism are social skills. These skills are very important to our everyday lives, and should also be a focus of a child’s individualized treatment plan. We are able to teach the important skills necessary for social interactions with others in their community, peers, and family members.

    Some examples of skills include:

    – Joint attention
    – Greetings
    – Play
    – Self-monitoring and self-calming skills
    – Conversations
    – Problem solving skills
    – Making and sustaining friendships.

    Plans will be individualized for the needs of your child.

    Parent education is an essential component of an effective treatment plan. Research has shown that when parents are involved in ABA programs, outcomes are more positive. At Hoom House, we make sure to involve parents as much as possible in the therapy process. Parents and family members will be provided the opportunity to learn each skills that will be addressed through therapy sessions and the methods used to address these skills. Also, we will teach family members how to utilize these principles in the home and community.

    Toilet training is an important self-help skill that can also be addressed with ABA therapy. Whether your child is just beginning the process, in the middle, or is having a few accidents, we are able to provide support. To begin the process, we will meet with you to discuss what you have tried and precursor skills. Together, we will design a program that will be most effective for your child, record data, and monitor your child’s progress.

    Many of our clients with autism demonstrate restricted feeding habits that may make achieving proper nutrition difficult. Some examples may include food aversions, such as texture, color, or smell. We may also see restricted diets, such as only consuming six food items. When these patterns are interrupted, an increase in undesirable behaviors may also be observed. Working together with the you, we are able to create an individualized plan to work on your child’s specific needs.

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