For young children with autism, those 18 months to six years of age, research supports the best and most effective treatment is provided in a clinic-based setting. Our clinics foster an environment where children can grow and learn. In fact, the only evidence-based practice for treating children with autism is 20-40 hours per week of dedicated treatment. That is exactly what we provide at our clinics.
Clinic-Based ABA Therapy Services
There are several benefits our therapists provide while young children are in the clinic setting. IABA develops specific programs for clinic-based services. Working in the clinic environment allows therapists to:
- Observe symptoms of autism
- Monitor developmental milestones
- Set goals for parents
- Work on socialization with peers
Each of these is vitally important to ensure the child is advancing and acquiring new skills. In addition to the one-on-one work done with each child, each of our clinics provides a preschool setting. Working with children in a group environment provides socialization and allows the children to learn from one another.
While receiving clinic services, each family also receives quarterly assessment to ensure that the work the child is doing at school is transferring to the child’s home life. If parents are not seeing progress from the clinic transfer to their family home, home-based services may also be recommended to promote generalization.