Behavioral Support Services for Families Affected by Autism
Creative Behavioral Consultants, Inc. (CBC), provides behavior intervention services using research-based Applied Behavior Analysis techniques to children ages 18 months to 22 years old in their classrooms, at home, and in the community.We also provide training and consultation, and work with professionals, special education personnel, parents and caregivers.
Our core staff of directors has over 30 years of combined experience providing intervention services in a variety of settings to children with Autism and other related disorders. Our dedicated Behavior Instructors and Case Supervisors are highly trained professionals committed to providing the highest quality service using the latest developments in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis..
The Importance of Parent Involvement
Giving you the tools you need to help your child reach their full potential
Daily life with a special-needs child presents many unique challenges, causing excessive strain that ripples throughout the whole family.When your child receives behavior intervention services through the Regional Center or through your insurance company, they will learn new skills and adaptive behaviors to help them communicate their needs and wants more effectively. At the same time, you will learn practical behavioral strategies which will give you the tools necessary to manage your child’s behaviors more successfully.
We follow a "teach the teacher" method, which ensures that parent education and involvement is always a key component in our interventions. We will help you regain a sense of control to increase harmony and reduce levels of stress which is beneficial for the entire family. Through education and empowerment, you will learn how to help your child continue to develop the skills they need to function successfully in the world long after our services are no longer needed.
How ABA Works on the Brain
An autistic child’s brain works differently than a typical child’s brain. Whereas learning comes naturally to most, a child with Autism requires instruction in how to learn. Children have different types of learning styles, but years of research has shown that learning is easier, more effective, and longer-lasting if behavioral strategies are used to assist the learning process in a systematic way.
Dr. John Youngbauer, Ph.D., MFT,BCBA, Behavioral Services Supervisor of the North Los Angeles County Regional Center in California, provides an analogy to explain how intensive behavioral interventions impact a child's ability to learn, and gives us a glimpse into why Applied Behavior Analysis is successful in treating this disorder.
Imagine you’re standing in front of an untouched poppy field and you decide to walk through it. Initially, it would be difficult to form the trail and no one would be able to tell what direction you walked. But, if you followed your footsteps down the same trail again and again, eventually a path would appear. Over time, the deep grooves ingrained in the soil would enable you to follow the path effortlessly.
This is similar to how Applied Behavior Analysis works on the brain. When learning a new skill, the more you practice, the more hard-wired it becomes in the brain, until it is working so smoothly and automatically that pre-existing deficits in those areas are minimized or eliminated.
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