ABA assessment and treatment for autism now offered at Pine Rest

April 20, 2023

Pine Rest is pleased to now offer Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

ABA is a safe, state of the art treatment designed to help increase language, communication and social skills, improve focus, memory and academics, and reduce challenging behaviors. ABA is considered a “best practice” treatment by the U.S. Surgeon General and American Psychological Association, and utilizes techniques that can to make a measurable difference in a child’s life.

Pine Rest offers ABA services at its Southwest Clinic in Grandville, Michigan, where licensed clinicians assess a child’s needs and create an individualized treatment program designed to help give each child the best possible chance to succeed.

While there is no single best treatment for all children with ASD, the American Academy of Pediatrics recently noted common features of effective early intervention programs, such as ABA. These features include:

  • Starting as soon as a child has been diagnosed with ASD.
  • Providing focused and challenging learning activities at the proper developmental level for the child.
  • Providing special training for parents and other family members.
  • Measuring and recording each child’s progress, adjusting the intervention program as needed.
  • Guiding the child in adpating learned skills to new situations and settings, and maintaining learned skills.
  • Using a curriculum that is focused on language and communication, social skills, self-help and daily living skills, research-based methods to reduce challenging behaviors (such as aggression and tantrums), and school-readiness skills (such as letter recognition and counting).

Interested in learning more about ABA at Pine Rest or scheduling an appointment? Call 866.852.4001 or visit pinerest.org/ABA.

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