Our 1-on-1 Intensive Integrated Service
At what age can I start receiving intensive ABA?
According to research, the golden development period of children is before the age of 6 years old. And some children may have developmental delay or disruptive behavior problems as early as 2 years old.
In fact, ABA can start as early as 21 months old. ABA in early intervention can prevent children’s behavioral problems from causing developmental delay, and also affect children’s cognitive, psychological and behavioral development.
After the age of 6, ABA intervention may include strengthening children’s self-care behavior, social behavior and self-regulations.
What is intensive ABA?
Intensive ABA usually means a minimum of 10 hours per week. Our intensive ABA includes at least 3 sessions of 80 minutes, and requires parents to implement ABA home programs for 1 hour everyday to be effective.
Our intensive ABA models may be done by group work or one-on-one training.
Intensive ABA can be conducted in educational centres, counseling rooms, communities, or at home.
How long will ABA shows effective results?
In our experience, most parents will see differences within a month of intensive ABA. According to research and our data, effective results can be observed in approximately 60 days of intervention.
For the best ABA outcome, studies have shown that the best results of ABA require about 2 years of intensive ABA training, usually conducted by teachers, parents and behavior analysts. In 2020, the latest comprehensive study in the United States showed that in most cases, children’s social, communication and expression skills were significantly improved after ABA (Yu et al., 2020). However, since children’s development is staged, even if children’s development and behavior is on the right track, we may need continuous behavioral support to help children progress to the next stage of development.
Yu, Q., Li, E., Li, L., & Liang, W. (2020). Efficacy of interventions based on applied behavior analysis for autism spectrum disorder: A meta-analysis. Psychiatry investigation, 17(5), 432.