ABA Opportunity Center
Foundational Skills Increasing Independence
At Sycamore Services ABA Opportunity Center our goal is to provide families and the children we serve with a welcoming and compassionate environment where we can work together to increase independence and enhance their quality of life.
At Sycamore Services ABA Opportunity Center our vision is to provide high quality services using evidence-based practices and a kind, trauma-informed approach. We strive to provide a fun, stimulating learning environment that capitalizes on personal strengths to teach individuals the foundational skills they need to succeed.
What is ABA?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a research-based therapy approach that has been demonstrated to be the most effective for treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ABA professionals study the science behind behavior, specifically the functions of behavior and how behavior is affected by the environment. ABA professionals build individualized treatment plans for every learner that focus on teaching new skills and replacements for challenging behavior.
ABA therapy aims to improve adaptive learning skills, communication, and behavior by utilizing repetition and reinforcement when teaching skills by breaking them down into smaller discrete steps that can be built upon over time as the child demonstrates success. Research based evidence shows that children with autism benefit from ABA therapy when a child receives 20-40 hours of ABA per week.
ABA involves many techniques that can be adapted to meet the needs of each unique learner. ABA emphasizes the focus on socially significant behaviors that will matter and are useful for that child’s everyday life. One of the main and most important strategies utilized in ABA therapy is the use of reinforcement. When a behavior is immediately followed by something of value to that individual, they are more likely to repeat that behavior in the future. By providing reinforcement immediately following the skills being taught and shaping their behavior to build upon developing skills, this encourages positive behavior change over time.
Why Sycamore Services ABA Opportunity Center?
At Sycamore Services ABA Opportunity Center we place a strong emphasis on therapy that uses the child’s interests and builds upon their strengths to help them acquire skills that will give them more options and choices in their life. Skills that will ultimately help them get joy out of their world. Teaching within the context of play and naturally occurring activities increases generalization of skills and makes them more valuable to the learner. By focusing on targeting socially significant behaviors through naturalistic instruction and acknowledging the emotions and humanity of every learner, we strive to help children and families achieve improved outcomes and an increased quality of life while making learning fun and rewarding.
What We Do
The fundamental ABA principles remain sound, and evidence-based, and at Sycamore Services we strive to take “today’s ABA” and build upon these structured interventions by focusing on compassion and cooperation rather than strict behavior elimination and compliance. At the ABA Opportunity Center we accept neurodiversity and acknowledge the reality that different children have different needs. The focus is not to “take away” autism, rather to give children the tools and skills they need to be more independent, safe, participate in society, and happy.
Providing compassionate care in an environment where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.
We believe in creating an environment where all individuals are accepted and treated with dignity and respect. We build trust with our team and clients by treating them with empathy and compassion to foster an environment where individuals feel comfortable being themselves, and safe to learn and grow as they are faced with challenges.
Working together with other professionals and providers to increase success for the individuals we serve.
We value connection and collaboration across all professionals and providers working with our clients and families. By listening and evolving together, we can improve problem solving, prompt innovation, and promote increased success for our learners.
Team and family members working together towards a common goal of growth and success.
We believe that working together and building upon individual strengths allows for growth through challenge, collaboration, and support. By creating a team of professionals, family members, and caretakers that are working together towards a common goal, we are better able to support the success of the individual and their family.
Creating social connection and support for families and the communities we serve.
We place a strong emphasis on the importance of social connection to support continual growth and a sense of belonging for all members of the community. Through education, dissemination, and support, we will help families build a support system, increase awareness, and build relationships with individuals and businesses throughout the communities we serve.
Emphasizing honesty, transparency, and doing what is right in our everyday practice.
We hold ourselves to the highest moral, ethical, and professional standards. We believe in honesty and doing what is right. As practitioners, we will always continue to progress and improve to do better and be better in the world of ABA.
Celebrating every stride toward independence and successful transitions into schools and the community.
We believe that all victories, big and small, deserve to be celebrated. We rejoice with our learners and their families because every win is a step towards their independence. Practitioners will consistently analyze data to ensure progress, empower our learners to thrive, and navigate successful transitions into schools and the community.
The ABA Opportunity Center is able to process payments by credit card through our secure payment portal.
It’s important to remember that you and your family are not alone, and there are resources available to help you navigate the next steps and understand what services are available for child.
ABA therapy aims to improve adaptive learning skills, communication, and behavior by utilizing repetition and reinforcement by breaking them down into smaller discrete steps that can be built upon over time as the child demonstrates success.
By focusing on targeting socially significant behaviors through naturalistic instruction and acknowledging the emotions and humanity of every learner, we strive to help children and families achieve improved outcomes and an increased quality of life while making learning fun and rewarding.
Finding the right combination of services for your child can help them develop foundational skills that will help to increase their happiness, and quality of life.
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