Early Intervention

Studies show Early Intervention can make all the difference.

Early intervention programs help children with autism spectrum disorder.

Research suggests that early intervention programs are beneficial for children with autism spectrum disorder, often improving developmental functioning and decreasing challenging behaviors and symptom severity.

Identifying at-risk children by two years of age leads to the highest likelihood of early intervention.

Therefore, parents need to be informed of intervention and autism treatment resources available to help their children if/when diagnosed. An autism diagnosis is the first step to understanding your child’s behavior. We understand how challenging a diagnosis can be, and at Navigation Behavioral Consulting we make every effort to help you address how to move forward.

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APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS

(ABA) THERAPY

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy is demonstrated to be the best option for the reduction of problem behaviors and skill acquisition. Determining the specific steps of your child’s ABA therapy begins with an assessment, to determine the intensity of the services, recommended time commitment, and target goals for your family. ABA therapy reduces challenging behavior while increasing communication and functional skills using a one-on-one format.

Each child that begins with Navigation receives a language and learning assessment in order to identify any deficits in communication, social skills, and daily-living skills, as well as assessments to identify the function of behaviors targeted for decrease. An individualized program is developed, monitored, and modified by a highly experienced and licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Data is collected during every session by the Behavior Technician (BT), and data-based decisions are made by the BCBA to determine programming changes. Parent involvement and parent training are important components of this service and parent participation is required from all Navigation Behavioral Consulting families.