“If they can’t learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn.” - Dr. O. Ivar Lovaas

Common questions you
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You can reach our service team by calling or texting  (+60) 12-277 6022, otherwise you can also reach out to by emailing.

You may schedule an appointment with our team to start the process on enrolling in ABA Therapy by visiting our enrollement process page. 

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a research-based therapy that helps individuals with autism learn new skills and reduce challenging behaviors. ABA is widely recognized as the most effective treatment for autism, and it’s endorsed by leading health organizations like the U.S. Surgeon General and the American Psychological Association.

ABA therapy is highly adaptable, allowing therapists to tailor their approach to each individual’s unique needs. The approach has evolved significantly since its inception in the 1960s. Initially, Dr. O. Ivaar Lovaas developed a method called Discrete Trial Training (DTT), which relied heavily on repetition, prompting, modeling, and reinforcement. However, this method also included punishment, which was found to be counterproductive for many children.

In recent years, ABA has shifted towards more naturalistic and play-based approaches. Therapists now focus on reinforcement-based procedures, which encourage children to learn through exploration and discovery. Instead of adult-directed tasks, therapy sessions involve a collaborative exchange between the therapist and child, with both parties sharing control over the activities.

This developmental approach mirrors how children naturally learn and develop skills. For example, children typically learn to say “big ball” or “red ball” before they can say “I want ball please.” By mimicking this natural progression, ABA therapists can help children develop essential skills like communication and problem-solving. 

ABA therapy is tailored to help individuals develop skills that are crucial to their daily lives and social interactions. The therapy focuses on two key areas: teaching skills that promote self-regulation and improving skills that are essential for daily living.

The goal of ABA therapy is to reduce behaviors that hinder a person’s ability to function, learn, or participate in their community, and to replace them with more adaptive and effective behaviors. This can include teaching coping skills, such as managing emotions and anxiety, and functional replacement behaviors, such as using alternative methods to communicate.

In addition, ABA therapy aims to increase skills in areas that are important for personal growth and independence, such as communication, social interaction, and daily living skills. Every child’s program is uniquely designed based on their individual strengths, needs, and goals, which are determined through a thorough assessment of their current skills and abilities.

As parents who pour endless amounts of love to our kids, there are tendencies to wonder if they are developing healthily. To ease your worries, we got you! Here are some things you should look out for: 

  • Difficulty expressing basic emotions 
  • Notable sensory problems 
  • Difficulty in new environments 
  • Trouble making social contacts 
  • Difficult behaviours displayed

An autism diagnosis is not required to receive ABA therapy, but if your child does, we would highly suggest that you share it with us to better assist us in understanding your child more. Notably, ABA Therapy is most commonly prescribed for people diagnosed with autism, research has shown that ABA therapy can also be an effective treatment for other developmental disorders. 

Selecting the right ABA therapy provider for your child can be a complex and overwhelming process. With other centres and therapy options available, it’s essential to find a provider that aligns with your values and meets your child’s unique needs. 

To make an informed decision, we recommend asking to speak with the therapists in your area to discuss their approach, methodology and experience. Share your expectations and preferences for ABA therapy, and inquire about their ability to accommodate your needs. Don’t hesitate to ask about the qualifications and training of the staff who will be working with your child. Additionally, consider factors such as wait times, availability, and flexibility in scheduling. 

It’s crucial to understand that ABA therapy is a goal-oriented approach with measurable outcomes for your child. Discuss with the provider how progress will be monitored and evaluated. If you’re not satisfied with the initial provider or feel that it’s not the right fit for your family, don’t be afraid to (explore alternative options)/(to have a talk with the provider to discuss how they can better meet your expectations). Your child’s success is paramount, and it’s essential to prioritize their needs in your search for the right ABA therapy provider.

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