Play-Based ABA Therapy
At ABA Centers of America, our therapy methods include play. Through play-based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, our clients learn new skills while having fun! Whether it’s learning to share with peers, gaining new social skills, or communicating their needs more effectively, what better way to retain new knowledge than through games, toys, or fun exercises?
Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) are Master’s level ABA practitioners who design customized learning plans for your child with autism. One of the most popular methods used in our play-based ABA therapy is called Natural Environment Teaching (NET). Similar to Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), NET entails working in a setting that the child is familiar with or enjoys.
In play-based ABA therapy, our BCBAs might notice your child likes trains. When children play with trains, they can learn a variety of skills, including how to share the train with other kids and how to count the wheels on the train.
Benefits of Play-Based ABA Therapy
Children can naturally become frustrated, sad, or disinterested when struggling to grasp new concepts. Play-based ABA therapy makes learning fun, helping your child stay motivated and engaged throughout their sessions.
With ABA Centers of America’s highly trained Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) guiding them, kids will engage in activities they already know and love while receiving support in the areas they need the most.
Using play-based ABA methods helps RBTs build rapport quickly. By identifying reinforcers and points of interest that are already in your child’s life, our RBTs can incorporate these elements into the play-based ABA therapy to begin building trust.
ABA therapy methods that use play, like NET, start with the unique needs of your child in mind. Instead of prioritizing a strict and rigorous lesson plan, NET provides children with a fun, welcoming, and educational environment, all while using the core principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.
Our clients thrive in play-based ABA therapy. Your child will be able to take part in activities such as painting, playing with building blocks, and other fun, educational games that can help improve core skills. Studies have shown that children who learn through NET have an easy time generalizing their new skills to real-world situations and circumstances.
Play-Based ABA Therapy at Home
Parents love play-based ABA because it can be easily reinforced at home. This means there’s a good chance you’ll have an easy time helping your children master the new things they’re learning during their play-based ABA therapy sessions.
Your child’s RBT can work closely with you to let you know exactly what your child is attempting to master and which areas can use a bit more work.
ABA Centers of America is committed to providing children with the therapy plans they need. Every child is different, and through play-based ABA therapy, we’re able to cater to kids who may need a bit more than a chair and desk.
For more information on how we can help your family, call (844) 923-4222 to schedule a free consultation on how play-based ABA therapy can help your family.