ABA therapy allows Lighthouse therapist to tailor an individual program for each child, with goals that are developmentally appropriate and that help them learn new skills. Here are three wonderful examples of how ABA therapy leads to positive achievements.
- Went from not responding to his name or making eye contact to independently sustaining eye contact with peers and adults while responding to his name.
- Increased his communication skills by using a picture exchange communication system to answer yes or no questions and request preferred items.
- Went from being unable to sit independently in a group setting to being able to sit independently for more than 15 minutes in a group setting and follow the group leader.
- Increased her communication skills by using full sentences to express wants and needs.
- Went from showing many bad behaviors when asked to do preferred activities to performing several non-preferred activities with no behaviors!
- Went from refusing to perform activities outside of those she preferred to consistently selecting other activities when her preferred activity is not an option.
- Increased his communication by using a picture exchange communication system to request wants and needs.
- Went from having minimal appropriate play skills to playing proficiently with nearly all toys.
- Went from being unable to feed himself to using a spoon independently and has nearly mastered using a fork.
Meet Lighthouse Autism Center’s Child Spotlight of the Month: Brynleigh. Meet Brynleigh. When Brynleigh first came to Lighthouse, she had very little vocal communication skills and could only communicate by pointing, pulling and crying. She often struggled with tantrums and aggression. She also experienced challenges with listening and responding skills. Since coming to Lighthouse, Brynleigh […]
Meet Lighthouse Autism Center’s Child Spotlight of the Month: Ariah. When Ariah first came to Lighthouse, she had no vocal communication skills and often struggled with tantrums. She experienced challenges with peer interactions such as sharing items with others. Ariah also was not toilet trained. Since coming to Lighthouse, Ariah has made so much progress! […]
Meet Lighthouse Autism Center’s Child Spotlight of the Month: Jon. Meet Jon. When Jon first came to Lighthouse, he could not consistently communicate his wants or needs. He struggled with transitions away from preferred items or activities and did not respond to directions. Jon also did not engage with his peers or take turns with […]