Autism Evaluation and Intervention

Autism Evaluation and Intervention

The Apex Therapy Services Autism Program makes use of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), an intensive and evidence-based intervention that relies on the science of learning and behavior to promote positive and desired behaviors and teach new skills.  ABA can also help reduce behaviors that may interfere with learning or may be harmful, and has been shown to be an effective intervention for many individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Our certified psychometrists use empirically validated tests to evaluate for ASD. Once testing is completed, those clients in need of ABA services will complete a skills assessment, every six months at a minimum, to determine strengths and areas of need. Under the direction of a board-certified behavior analyst, this information is used to continually develop an individualized treatment plan with specific goals and objectives. Common ABA therapy goals include functional communication, play and leisure skills, activities of daily living, and social skills. 

At Apex Therapy Services, we are committed to delivering high-quality, compassionate care that makes a positive difference in the lives of individuals with ASD and their families. Our dedicated team of professionals work collaboratively to create a supportive and nurturing environment in which clients can thrive and reach their full potential.

We offer comprehensive and individualized ABA services designed to support individuals with autism and their families. Please contact us at (248) 712-1129 for more information regarding ABA services, which include: 

Individualized Skills Assessment and Treatment Planning: Clients receiving ABA services complete a developmentally appropriate skills assessment, every six months (at minimum), to determine strengths and areas of need. This information is the basis for a personalized treatment plan with specific goals and objectives tailored to each client’s unique needs and abilities. Common ABA therapy goals include functional communication, play and leisure skills, activities of daily living, and social skills. ABA therapy goals may also focus on decreasing dangerous or harmful behavior.

One-on-One ABA Therapy: We provide individualized one-to-one ABA therapy tailored to each client’s needs, administered by trained ABA Technicians. Guided and supervised by the client’s ABA Supervisor, our ABA Technicians use a combination of Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT) and Natural Environment Training (NET) to teach and strengthen skills related to the client’s ABA therapy goals. Clients typically receive one-to-one ABA therapy from an average of 5 to 25 or more hours per week, depending on medical necessity.

Group ABA Therapy Sessions: Our group ABA therapy sessions help clients develop and strengthen social skills, functional and social communication, and cooperative play behavior. They are designed to help facilitate play and social interactions and promote skill generalization within a social context. 

Parent/Guardian and Family Training and Support: We believe in empowering families to be active participants in their children’s therapy. Our program includes regular parent/guardian training and support (also known as Family Treatment Guidance) where parents/guardians and caregivers receive essential training on behavior management strategies and techniques to support their child’s progress at home and in the community. This service is an integral part of ABA therapy, and participation is required as part of the ABA treatment process. Family Treatment Guidance covers the fundamental principles and techniques of ABA tailored to the client’s specific needs, aiming to enhance their independence, daily living skills, and communication abilities. Additionally, it provides opportunities for the client to generalize skills across different environments.

School and Community Consultation: Our team offers the following school and community consultation services to clients currently receiving ABA therapy through the Autism Services Program:

  • In-school facilitation: Collaboration with teachers and professionals to coordinate care, accomplish common goals, and ensure consistency and support across different settings.
  • Training opportunities for educators and other professionals to implement effective behavior strategies and interventions within their school and/or community setting.
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP) review: In collaboration with the client, their parents or guardians, teachers, and administrators, we assist in creating IEP goals that address the client’s unique needs. We also attend IEP meetings with the client and their parents or guardians to advocate for the client’s best interests. We work closely with the client and their family to help them navigate the IEP process effectively, ensuring that the educational plan supports the client’s development and success.