Early intervention is the best way to support the development and wellbeing of children with disability, ASD, developmental delay or other additional needs. It can help children develop the skills they need to take part in everyday activities. Sometimes, children who get early intervention need less or no support as they get older.

  1. Getting a diagnosis to guide early intervention for children with additional needs like autism spectrum disorder (ASD), developmental delay is necessary.
  2. If you don’t have a diagnosis and you’re concerned about your child, you can ask your general physician for a referral to a paediatrician.
  3. The paediatrician might say your child needs a particular type of early intervention and give you a referral for early intervention services.

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)

What is Applied Behaviour Analysis?

Applied Behaviour Analysis is a systematic approach that applies psychological principles of how people learn to help change an undesired behaviour. It is also used to help someone learn and maintain new behaviours that facilitate healthy functioning in real life situations. Essentially, if a behaviour can be observed and measured, then ABA principles can be used to either increase or decrease the frequency and/or intensity of that behaviour.

  • It is science and research-based
  • Individualized intensive program (1:1) results in best outcomes
  • Data is systematically collected, and progress is objectively measured
  • Focuses on communication, language, self-care, social and problem behaviours.

Services under this method or compliment this method:

  • Detailed assessment of the child using VB-MAPP (Verbal Behaviour and Milestone Assessment and Placement Program)
  • Discrete Trial Training and Incidental Teaching
  • Behaviour Intervention Plan
  • Program Review and Recommendations
  • Consultation with ACHS school teachers
  • Classroom recommendations
  • Weekly parent training
  • Progress report given every six weeks
  • Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP) every six months

Additional Services

  • Speech consultation and therapy
  • Music sessions conducted every week
  • Awareness and Training Workshops
  • Occupational Therapy

Qualification of our Colleagues

Therapists at the Ray of Hope Center for Autism are dedicated full-time employees, who exhibit patience, are knowledgeable and who love working with children on the autism spectrum. Ongoing training and supervision are provided for all the staff employed here. Emphasis is placed on obtaining the Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) certificate. They are trained to conduct themselves in professional and ethical manner in order to produce the most benefit for the children who receive services here.