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Rocklin

6560 Lonetree Blvd, Ste 100

Rocklin, CA 95765

Cal Center

8950 Cal Center Dr., Ste 137

Sacramento, CA 95826

Ethan Way

1300 Ethan Way, Ste 175

Sacramento, CA 95825

Elk Grove

2230 Longport Court, Ste 130

Elk Grove, CA 95758

Land Park Campus

2751 Wilmington Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95820

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Why ABA?

Applied Behavior Analysis is an evidence-based treatment for children and adults with autism. ABA focuses on positive reinforcement techniques in areas such as language development, social skills, and daily living skills (like toilet training).

Scientifically validated and proven to help children with autism, ABA is endorsed by the U.S. Surgeon General and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

How does ABA therapy for children work?

“Ultimately, knowing what drives us puts us in the driver’s seat.” – Susan M. Schneider, psychobiologist and naturalist

ABA therapy works in a series of stages starting with a consultation and evaluation. You should search for “aba therapy near me” and find a local ABA therapist to work with. The initial assessment is a functional behavior assessment or FBA. Part of the assessment is digging into what the strengths and challenges are for the person being assessed.

The therapist will spend some time interacting with the person being assessed to make notes about their behavior, communication and skill set. Doing observations within the home and school setting could also be part of the assessment. The more an ABA therapist can see the person doing their typical daily activities the more accurate their findings will be.

Why Kadiant?

We provide a platform for a different kind of treatment – one in which our families are equal partners in their child’s development and receive the highest level of service and support from our team. Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) are experienced, passionate, and ready to provide the support you need. Here at Kadiant, our mission is enabling individuals to live their absolute best lives, and we are proud to be a trusted local resource.

Kadiant offers a wide variety of individualized services to fit your needs and preferred setting, including:

• In-home, clinic-based, and school-based ABA services
• Comprehensive and focused ABA programs
• Formal evaluation and assessments
• Parent training seminars
• Self-help and daily living skills, and
• Behavior management.

With many service locations throughout the Sacramento area, Kadiant is committed to expanding our service area to match the ever-increasing need for ABA therapy and critical services for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in California.

We have an amazing team culture that offers support, guidance, and learning opportunities for new ABA specialists in the field

We have 20+ years of experience in providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in the Sacramento area

We focus on outcomes and working with families to meet their needs

IS THERE EVIDENCE THAT ABA THERAPY WORKS?

Many parents wonder if there is evidence that ABA therapy works. Skinner, the initial pioneer of behavioral therapy, was one of the first psychologists to take a truly scientific approach to understanding human behavior. It should come as no surprise that the modern interventions that have stemmed from his initial research are based on empirically verifiable procedures and results.

Parents looking for proof that ABA works can read up on the following studies:

  • A paper published in Pediatrics in 2007 titled “Management of children with autism spectrum disorders” showed that children with ASD who receive this form of treatment measure higher than their peers on scales of adaptive behavior, social behavior, language, academic performance, and IQ.
  • Researchers from the MIND institute published a clinical report titled “Evidence-based comprehensive treatments for early autism” in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology in 2008 that indicated that young children with ASD showed improvements in intellectual performance after undergoing one type of ABA therapy known as the Lovaas technique.
  • A 2009 literature review published in 2009 in the journal Research in Developmental Disabilities concluded that ABA can enhance global functioning in preschool-aged children with autism.
  • A meta-analysis published in the Journal of Autism Development Disorder in the same year showed that early intensive behavioral interventions based on ABA increased IQ, language and adaptive behavior.

These are just a few examples out of many. The bottom line is that applied behavior analysis is not only a proven method for positively improving behavior, but that it has also been proven effective as a treatment for young children with ASD.

Given that this form of therapy is most effective when applied intensively, meaning at a rate of at least 20 hours per week, before children reach the age of four, that’s good news for parents and their children alike.

With many service locations throughout the Sacramento area, Kadiant is committed to expanding our service area to match the ever-increasing need for ABA therapy and critical services for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in California.

WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD I ASK?

Before making a final decision on who to trust with administering ABA, call to interview potential providers. Here are a few questions to ask:

  • How long have you been practicing ABA?
  • What specialized training do you have?
  • How much experience do you have working with children with autism?
  • What kind of techniques do you use?
  • What will the sessions look like?
  • Will I be allowed to attend?
  • How long will my child need to attend regular sessions?
  • What kind of results can I expect when he or she is finished?
  • How much will the treatment cost?
  • Do you take my family’s insurance?

Look for a practitioner who will encourage parents and other family members or important adults in the patient’s life to participate actively in treatment by attending therapy sessions and following through on recommendations at home.

While it may be more cost-effective for parents to find a provider who takes their families’ insurance, that shouldn’t be the most important factor influencing their decision to work with a particular therapist. When performed correctly, ABA provides impressive results, so it’s worth the money.