Understanding ABA Instruction for Autism
The ABA teaching methodology is relevant to the following categories of children:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD);
- Language Delay;
- Challenging behaviours;
- Children in a mainstream school setting facing remedial school and falling behind in the classroom. These children are eligible for our catch up program;
- Developmental Delay in the areas of communication, cognition or social readiness;
- ADHD; or
- Any other related disorder to Autism
The Star Academy offers the worlds most comprehensive assessment:
Within this assessment, The Star Academy supervisors create an individualised program based on the skill deficits the child is experiencing. The skills assessment focuses on eight distinct areas of human functioning.
- Executive Functioning;
For more research on ABA
- Baer, D., Wolf, M., & Risley, R. (1968). Some current dimensions of applied behavior analysis.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 1, 91-97.
- Myers, S. M., & Plauché Johnson, C. (2007). Management of children with autism spectrum disorders.
Pediatrics, 120, 1162-1182.
- New York State Department of Health, Early Intervention Program (1999). Clinical Practice Guideline: Report of the Recommendations: Autism / Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Assessment and Intervention for Young Children
(Age 0-3 years).
For more research on skills
- Persicke, A., Bishop, M. R., Coffman, C. M., Najdowski, A. C., Tarbox, J., Chi, K., Dixon, D. R., Granpeesheh, D., Adams, A. N., Jang, J., Ranick, J., St. Clair, M., Kenzer, A. L., Sharaf, S. S., & Deering, A. (2014). Evaluation of the concurrent validity of a Skills® assessment for autism treatment. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 8, 281-285.
- Tarbox, J., Najdowski, A. C., Bergstrom, R., Wilke, A., Bishop, M., Kenzer, A., & Dixon, D. (2013). Randomized evaluation of a web-based tool for designing function-based behavioral intervention plans. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7(12), 1509-1517.
- Tarbox, J., Zuckerman, C. K., Bishop, M. R., Olive, M. L., & O’Hora, D. P. (2011). Rule-governed behavior: Teaching a preliminary repertoire of rule-following to children with autism. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 27, 125-139.
“ABA helps parents to teach their children great life skills that many autistic children are lacking but also makes it easy for the child to want to partake in good behaviour as the rewards are beneficial to them.”