AUTISM SERVICES & ABA THERAPY IN KNOXVILLE
Golden Steps ABA is a highly experienced group of autism therapy professionals. Our clients count on us for individualized consultations and intervention services for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the Knoxville area.
WHAT IS ABA THERAPY?
ABA, also known as Applied Behavior Analysis, is a form of evidence based therapy that applies principle based techniques known to foment positive development in children with learning disabilities and challenging behaviors; for example, positive reinforcement is one of the main strategies used in ABA therapy. ABA Therapy in Knoxville is a widely recognized form of therapy that is considered effective as an evidence based autism treatment for individuals on the autism spectrum.
ABA THERAPIST SERVICES IN KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE
Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) differ in many ways from other typically developing children, such as in the ways they react and learn. Every individual child has their own, unique strengths, challenges and skills. There is no one blanket approach or one size fits all solution because they each have specific ways of processing, socializing and behaving. Our methods are customized to meet the needs and goals of the individual. The team at Golden Steps is dedicated to working with teachers and therapists in each child’s school to incorporate correlated therapies and implement specific methodology so that the children we work with will have long lasting results.
Golden Steps ABA services include:
- Parent Training – This service works to empower parents with the best strategies and tools to appropriately respond to their child’s actions and needs. We teach parents and/or participating family members how to effectively impact their child’s development in positive ways.
- Functional Assessment – This service works to administer a comprehensive functional assessment that determines your child’s strengths, challenges and best learning methods.
- School Based Support – Golden steps ABA staff partners and collaborates with your child’s school, working together with teachers to develop effective educational programs based on the principles and methodologies at ABA.
- Home Based ABA Therapy– This service provides customized ABA Therapy in the comfort of your own home. Our ABA Therapy staff works to teach your child improved communication skills, social skills, academics, and reinforces positive behaviors and increased focus.
AN EXPERIENCED, PASSIONATE ABA THERAPY TEAM
Through the years, our clients have trusted the high quality standards upheld throughout our organization. The Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) that comprise our group of professionals, a title only alumni of graduate programs in a related discipline hold, have extensive experience working in the field of autism as well as a shared passion for it. They have also passed a rigorous exam approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB). Many members of our personnel hold master’s degrees in Psychology with special focuses in Applied Behavior Analysis. The Golden Steps ABA staff members were each carefully selected, taking their specific education and skills into consideration. We’re proud to count on dedicated, friendly, professional and experienced analysts who believe our work will make a huge difference and lasting positive impacts on the lives of our clients. Supervising our BCBA’s is a senior clinical supervisor that oversees the work and ensures that Golden Steps ABA gold standards of care are being adhered to. This ensures that every client is receiving only the best care possible.
Our team is here to support families looking for treatment options for autism in children. We do more than just focus on working with the individual child; we also offer our guidance to other family members so they can learn how to navigate their child’s positive development. It is important that, for a child living with autism, they have the support they need from their family unit. We work with families and include them in the therapy so they can understand what is being done and how to apply the appropriate strategies and techniques when our staff are not there. Along with the BCBA and Behavior Therapist, each client is assigned a family care coordinator that works with the family directly, ensuring each client receives the best quality of service.
WHY WE DO IT
The ABA professionals on our staff have a calling and a goal to improve the quality of life for our clients and their families. We accomplish this by supporting and guiding their positive growth. In your child’s life and growth journey, every “first” is important – first expressions, first communications, first affection, or the mastery of a skill. We’re here to celebrate these moments right alongside you.