Moving beyond the BASICS through
Behavioral, Academic, & Social Skills
Intervention, Creation, & Support
B.A.S.I.C.S. ABA Therapy, LLC provides services to people with Autism (Autistic individuals) 18 months to 25 years old using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and other evidence-based practices. We serve a wide range of children with a variety of skills sets including children with a dual diagnosis of Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, and other similar diagnosis. We have had wonderful success with highly verbal children teaching social skills, emotional regulation, and executive functioning skills. We are also proud of our work teaching language and play skills to clients who have more complex needs and or emergent communication skills. We also focus on reducing problem behaviors such as aggression, property destruction, and tantrums by teaching more effective replacement behaviors.
B.A.S.I.C.S. ABA Therapy, LLC is designed around the core belief that ABA is an overall philosophy and outlook on behavior. We believe that people engage in behaviors in order to have a need met. It is our job to determine what that need is and either continue to reinforce the behavior or teach the client an appropriate way to have that need met. We believe that positive interventions are almost always effective in changing behavior.
B.A.S.I.C.S. ABA Therapy, LLC supports an integrated model of care and prefers to work closely with Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, and other types of therapists (if applicable) to help ensure a cohesive strategy of treatment. When parents, therapists, and the client work collaboratively, clients have the best outcomes. We all have a role in creating, implementing, and revising all therapy protocols. As professionals, B.A.S.I.C.S. ABA Therapy, LLC will make recommendations but families and clients ultimately have the final say in program decisions.
B.A.S.I.C.S. ABA Therapy, LLC is data oriented and typically develops programming that can be implemented in different ways. All data is graphed electronically and families have full access to treatment plans and progress through our online portal. We prefer natural environment teaching but also occasionally utilize discrete trial methods, Pivitol Response strategies, and some academic teaching methods (like Touch Math).
Our biggest focus is self advocacy. We teach our students to say no, asks for breaks, and decline touch over teaching compliance. We do teach following directions but in a way that gives the student control and presumes competence. It is our mission to listen to Autistic voices and align our programing as much as possible with best practices in the field.
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We provide services to children and adults with Autism using Applied Behavior Analysis and other evidence-based practices in the Washington, DC Metro area with a focus on self advocacy and presuming competence.
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