Play skills affect a variety of learning situations, and a child who cannot play appropriately will have a very hard time making social connections. This is because for children, much of their communication and interaction occurs through play. The Play Program teaches everything from solitary play to more complex, rule-based, interactive play in order for children to learn essential skills that can be used to socialize with others.
Parents are an essential part of an ABA treatment program. You are taught how to teach important skills and how to manage behavior both at home and in the community. With an ABA program you will be empowered to teach your child and to address his challenging behavior.
Once play skills are learned, socialization with peers is taught, beginning with play dates and then into the community during everyday settings. The program begins with socialization between the child and the therapist, and then to members of the family, before being expanded to the school environment and community.
greatly influence the manner in which an individual perceives themselves, others, and the world in general. As a result, individuals on the autism spectrum often need to learn new ways to cope with and problem solve challenges of everyday living. Finding a good starting point can be especially difficult as every individual on the autism spectrum is unique in their strengths and their struggles. Therefore, our treatment plans are designed on an individual basis to best reflect the needs of each individual person we work with through our intensive 1 to 1 instruction to the child in his/her own home with a Behavior Therapist.
Central to our treatment approach is the belief that every individual has the ability to learn, grown, and lead a more fulfilling life. Treatment services through the Portland Autism Center are delivered with the framework of empirically supported behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapies. Our treatment services emphasize building a collaborating environment among family members, teachers, and other community members significant to each individual’s life.
To provide quality standard of care in the treatment of individuals through the use of empirically supported treatments and collaboration among other professionals within our families’ communities. Our goal is to be responsive to our families unique circumstances, so that we may help them to find the wellness and stability they need to lead more enriching lives.