Children with autism can often miss the nonverbal social cues that guide behavior. But once they learn appropriate behavior, their development, learning and social interactions can continue without interference.
At A Happy Family, our one-to-one behavior intervention services help your child achieve important goals via skill and communications development that builds their independence.
Discovery and Transformation
Changing the behavior of a child on the autism spectrum begins by discovering the underlying source of that behavior. Undesirable or challenging behaviors in children typically occurs as the result of the desire to either avoid or have something. In autistic children, a common response to a healthy experience can appear exaggerated or odd.
Applied behavioral analysis, or ABA, is a very effective means of teaching your child for several reasons. It is a structured reward-consequence system that offers consistency when rewarding or giving consequences to your child. ABA also facilitates understanding by making appropriate and inappropriate behaviors, and their respective rewards and consequences, clear.
ABA focuses on teaching your child appropriate behavior via small, achievable goals which eventually culminate in the meeting of significant goals. Your child receives positive reinforcement for each step they complete. The result is positive behavior over the long term.
Why Choose Behavioral Services from A Happy Family?
What makes A Happy Family the only choice for our clients in LA County? We are owned and operated by a parent who understands life with an autistic child, and therefore makes care and support of parents and their children the top priority.
Our team offers over 16 years of combined experience with autism treatment, and receives only the best training and certification on a continual basis. This allows us to offer the latest evidence-based intervention strategies to your child.
We also like to do things differently by keeping our client list small. This means that each child is able to receive the time and attention they require without having to be placed on a list. Our clients also benefit from appointment-only weekend services for added support and peace of mind.
Additionally, because we understand that parents need as much support as their children, we ensure that you receive support with our parent learning sessions. These sessions provide encouragement as you discover many opportunities to capitalize on your personal strengths and positively reinforce what your child has learned with their BCBA.
How to Get Started
ABA therapy can help your child achieve important goals as you learn valuable skills and strategies to support them. We are proud to offer our ABA services to families in the San Gabriel Valley, Conejo Valley, Simi Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, and San Fernando Valley.
Take the first step by contacting the A Happy Family Behavioral Services team to book your consultation. We look forward to meeting and assisting you and your child!
How ABA Therapy Works?
This journey starts with a comprehensive consultation with one of our BCBA’s to discuss the primary areas of concern and how we can meet the needs of your family.
We will help you determine eligibility of services and help navigate you through the insurance process which will include filling out a Service Agreement.
Our BCBA and team will assess your child’s skills by administering assessments in the home setting. Once the assessment is finished, a report will be written and reviewed with you that includes the treatment plan that meets the needs of your child
Once approved, you will start therapy that will focus on the areas of concern addressed in the initial report. A Behavior Interventionist will come to your home and provide individual support to your child.
Research over the last 40+ years has shown the efficacy of ABA Therapy for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
A Happy Family Testimonials
Amazing agency! My son has made tremendous improvement. Staff are awesome, passionate in their work. I recommend A Happy Family 100%
Great agency! A Happy Family delivers high quality ABA services and provides ongoing professional training. Their staff work as a team to deliver services with a positive attitude, sensitivity, and care
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