- Autism & Developmental Services
Achieve Beyond is excited to to be offer families autism services in Delaware. Serving Wilmington, DE and its surrounding areas, our therapists are experts in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), which is one of the most effective therapies for redirecting and encouraging positive social behaviors and verbal development in children with autism.
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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific, problem-solving approach designed to produce socially significant outcomes. With a focus on positive reinforcement and motivation, behavior analysis has become the leading therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as it teaches children functional behaviors to help them become more independent. The application of ABA is not limited to individuals with Autism, however, over 60 years of research supports its efficacy in meeting the complex needs of this population.
By examining behavior as a function of its antecedents (events occurring before a behavior) and consequences (events occurring after a behavior), Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) can define and create interventions that may considerably improve quality of life and self-sufficiency.
Research has shown that ABA therapy provides varying benefits to people of all ages, no matter how early they begin treatment. Some of the benefits of our autism services include:
While ABA is used in many different areas, from brain injuries and elder care, to business management and behavioral medicine, it is mostly used to help children with autism. Whether a child has little to no language skills, difficulty with self-care, self-stimulates (flapping, spinning, rocking, etc.), or exhibits aggressive or unsafe behaviors, ABA therapy is tailored each child, addressing his/her specific needs to optimize the outcomes. ABA therapy also requires a team approach, consisting of a BCBA, a Behavior Therapist (BT) or Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), the caregivers, and the surrounding community. All parties interact together to create and enact plans to meet the child’s changing needs from infancy to adulthood.
Achieve Beyond, Inc. provides autism services to help children reach their full potential. Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) work with the caregivers and children to assess each child’s strengths and deficits, then customize protocols that foster optimal development and learning. It is not a universal, or “one-size-fits-all”, approach to the treatment of autism; every child, family, and situation is unique, so the ABA therapy plan devised by our specialists is designed to match those needs. We are currently in network with Cigna, Humana, and United Healthcare, and are continually adding new insurance providers. For more information please contact our Wilmington office at (703) 237-2219 or at DEinfo@achievebeyondusa.com.
Our highly-trained Behavioral Therapists (BT) or Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) work with the child on the plan designed by the BCBA in a highly-reinforcing and fun environment. They are supervised by the BCBAs and work with the family to encourage optimal learning opportunities.
Some of the programs designed for children include:
It is often suggested that a child receive consistent ABA therapeutic treatment to achieve the best results. When a child receives intensive ABA therapy, he or she may build self-confidence, form peer groups, learn healthy self-comforting, better communicate, and improve academically.
Achieve Beyond is thrilled to offer services in Delaware, and our Wilmington location accredits a client-centered approach, established in a blend of evidence-based practice and clinical skill. Our Clinical Director Gina M. Ballone, MS, BCBA, LBA, ABA Clinical Director has been working in the field of ABA since 1998. She first gained experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder during her undergraduate studies at Florida State University. Upon completion of her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, she decided to pursue her Master’s degree in Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis. As an ABA therapist in Miami, she was appointed to be the Behavior Analyst to consult at the Miami Children’s Hospital, Dan Marino Center. In 2012, Gina joined Achieve Beyond as the Clinical Director of ABA Services at its Virginia/DC Metro location. She is passionate about using Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behavior to teach language and communication skills to individuals.
When autism red flags and developmental delays occur, they can often be disconcerting to families, which is why Achieve Beyond is devoted to informing parents, teachers, and practitioners on the best practices for treatment. The ABA therapy at Achieve Beyond more than assesses and recommends treatment for a child—it acknowledges the differences and specific conditions of every child’s case. For more information please contact our Wilmington office at (703) 237-2219 or at DEinfo@achievebeyondusa.com.