Early Intervention Makes A Difference
Setting up your child for a successful life journey is our core priority at Opal. We know how important early intervention is and that’s why we tailor our approach to fit the needs of your child for today and in the future.
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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a form of therapy that focuses on understanding and changing behavior. Early intervention is the provision of services to children who are at risk for developmental delays or disabilities as soon as possible. Both ABA and early intervention can have a positive impact on a child’s development and can improve the child’s overall quality of life and that of their family.
Our Opal Tots Program
incorporates several ABA related strategies that address all areas of development, such as 1:1 therapy, circle time, and structured group play.
A group activity where children sit in a circle and participate in activities such as singing, listening to stories, and discussing topics. This is a good way to teach social skills, such as taking turns, following instructions, and participating in group activities.
A type of play where the therapist sets up specific activities with specific goals in mind. This can include activities such as building with blocks, playing with dolls, or playing games. These activities are designed to teach specific skills, such as following instructions, problem-solving, and imitating.
1:1 Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy
A type of therapy where the therapist works one-on-one with your child to improve specific behaviors or skills.During 1:1 ABA therapy, the therapist will use a variety of techniques to teach new skills and reduce problem behaviors.
Some of the techniques used:
The therapist will also use a variety of strategies to reinforce good behaviors, such as positive reinforcement, which rewards appropriate behaviors. Other areas our Early Intervention ABA specialists will work on with your child are potty training, self-care, and school readiness.
Focused 1:1 Therapy
This is a structured teaching method where the therapist breaks down a skill into small steps and teaches each step individually.
Is where your child’s therapist teaches skills in a natural setting, such as during everyday activities.
These are short stories or pictures that teach social skills, such as how to make friends or how to handle difficult situations.
Some of the benefits of accessing ABA at an early age:
Improved communication skills, including verbal and nonverbal communication.
Enhanced social skills, including social interactions and relationships with peers and adults.
Increased cognitive abilities, such as memory, attention, and problem-solving.
Increased independence in daily living skills, such as dressing, eating, and personal hygiene.
Improved academic performance by teaching new skills and reducing problem behaviors that can interfere with learning.