ABA | Autism F.I.R.S.T. | Therapy & Service in Northern, VA

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy can improve social, communication, and learning skills through positive reinforcement. ABA emphasizes teaching functional skills to serve as replacements for maladaptive behaviors including self-management, communication, life and social abilities.

The Autism F.I.R.S.T. clinical teams work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. Flexibility and customization are important to best meet the needs of your child and family. Therapy is available for your toddler through teen in your home or virtually, via teletherapy. Your child’s therapists will collaborate with the entire Autism F.I.R.S.T. team weekly working towards common goals for your child.

COMMON DIAGNOSES

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Developmental Delays
  • Additional Diagnoses

ASSESSMENTS & EVALUATIONS

A recent diagnosis and/or referral from your doctor is required before the intake process can begin. Autism F.I.R.S.T. staff will conduct initial assessments to determine your child’s current areas and levels of need in a variety of skill areas. Assessments which may be performed include:

  • Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP)
  • Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS)
  • Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder Behavior Inventory (PDD-BI)
  • Others assessments as appropriate

FAMILY & CAREGIVER CONSULTATION AND TRAINING

Autism F.I.R.S.T. provides support not only to children, but to others within the child’s circle, such as parents, siblings, and other caregivers. Time is allotted in every therapy program for regular meetings regarding ongoing progress, training on ABA principles, methods of generalizing progress or strategies to other settings, and recommendations.