Intervention Age is Important
The earlier a child begins ABA therapy, the greater the outcome will be for their development. Early intervention is an important part of the process and has been proven to have a positive impact while improving a child’s IQ, language ability, and social interaction during this study by Autism Speaks.
We work with children as young as 18 months in our programs. The treatment a child receives at an early age can play an important part in reaching their fullest potential. Whether in one of our dedicated centers or in community-based therapy, BASS always maintains a 1:1 therapist-to-child ratio. Your child always has our full attention.
When your child begins treatment at BASS, they will undergo a thorough assessment that gauges their specific behavioral needs. This objective assessment, known as the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP), identifies a child’s behavioral strengths compared to their typically developing peer groups. After completing the assessment and observing your child, our therapists will sit down with family members to create an ongoing treatment plan.
The same assessment is done every six months for each child in our programs. The VB-MAPP helps our certified Behavior Analysts design a treatment plan for the upcoming six months. The individual needs of each child we serve direct our treatment plans and custom approach to care.
Age Range and Treatment Frequency
While early intervention is important, we welcome and encourage a range of ages in our programs. Most of the children we work with are between 18 months and 13 years old.
How often we recommend seeing a child varies based on their individual needs. It can be as many as 40 hours per week for some children and less than 10 hours for others. Treatment time is specific to each child and can be better estimated after the initial assessment.