Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Therapy has been there for more than 2 decades now but is probably most known to be used for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It applies scientifically established principles of learning and motivation combined with procedures derived to solve socially significant behavioural issues.
At Autism Rocks Support Centre, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Services are offered under the supervision of our Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst, Mr. Nicholas Orland, MS, BCBA, LBA. Within this department, children receive ABA therapy often addressing skill development in areas such as adaptive behaviour, communication, and academics. Individualized treatment plans are developed to reduce problematic behaviours and increase a wide range of functional developmental skills. Because we believe that parents and teachers are an integral component of children’s growth and success, we regularly collaborate as partners to ensure well-designed plans and establish a true team approach. Special focus is also placed on supporting parents and teacher with strategies that foster generalization of all skills taught.
For families who are experiencing challenging behaviours with their child, we offer parent training. The Parents first schedule a complimentary consultation with the BCBA® at Autism Rocks Support Centre to discuss ways in which our team can support them. The BCBA® will focus on understanding the cause of the child’s undesired behaviours and the parent’s expectations.
After the initial parent consultation, the BCBA® will schedule an observation where the child’s undesired behaviours take place. The BCBA® will develop practical strategies and design a Behaviour Plan for the family to implement. This option may be used in any family situation and is frequently used with neuro-typical children as well as developmentally delayed children.
School Consultations should be scheduled by the school or teacher when challenges in school environments are causing the teacher or students distress. For example, if the classroom dynamics are cause for concern or one student tends to trigger other students to become disruptive, a school consultation could be beneficial to learn new ways to react and address such issues. The consultation consists of the BCBA® conducting an observation in the classroom, behavioural recommendations will then be provided. The BCBA® will meet with the school’s team to discuss how to implement strategies to improve classroom environment.
Occupational Therapy can be described as therapy that provides Skills for the Job of Living!
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At Autism Rocks Support Centre, Our Occupational Department is headed by, Mr. Adam Griffin, a highly-respected and sought-after Occupational Therapist leading the field in Dubai since 2012. Services in this department assess and assist children and young adults in developing and maintaining meaningful daily activities (occupations). Developmental areas often addressed in therapy include, but are not limited to, motor skills, sensory needs, and a wide range of socio-emotional and cognitive functioning. Emphasis is placed on engaging children through fun, yet clinically-advanced techniques and strategies based on their individual needs and growth targets.
Speech-Language Therapy remediates speech, language, and communication challenges experienced by children often related to disorders such as apraxia of speech, articulation disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, learning disorders, and other language and communication disorders.
At Autism Rocks Support Centre, Speech-Language Department addresses a wide range of speech, language, and communication challenges experienced by children often related to disorders such as apraxia of speech, articulation disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, learning disorders, and other language and communication disorders. Standardized speech and language tools are used to assess individual skill levels, and therapy is tailored to target the child’s needs based on relative strengths and weaknesses. Different approaches to support augmentative and alternative communication are also applied as needed (i.e., Makaton, PECS, Go Talk, P2Go, etc)
Parent and professional trainings are provided by Autism Rocks Support Centre to help community understand Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) and support people of determination.
Complimentary trainings for parents are provided on different topics which are presented by Mr. Nicholas Orland, MS, BCBA, LBA for Parent Guidance, Autism Awareness and application of Applied Behaviour Analysis.
Professional trainings for staff are provided on request for schools and organizations on managing or supervising people of determination.
Additionally Professional trainings are also provided with Continued Professional Development(CPD) points accredited by Dubai Healthcare City:
Understanding Autism (1.5 CPD Credits) presented by Mr. Nicholas Orland, MS, BCBA, LBA
CPD Accreditation# CPD-0167-18
Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT®) is a credential provided by Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB). Registered Behaviour Technician is a paraprofessional who practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA, BCaBA, or FL-CBA. The RBT is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of behavior-analytic services.
At Autism Rocks Support Centre, we provide 40 hours training presented by our Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst, Mr. Nicholas Orland, MS, BCBA, LBA as required by Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB), for those who want to pursue career in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). For more information about this credential please visit: https://www.bacb.com/rbt/