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Early intensive behavioural intervention (EIBI or ABA therapy) is the gold standard of therapy for autistic children & those with a developmental delay.

 

At Super Kids, we specialize in early intensive behavioral intervention, ABA therapy, and assessment for autistic children. We also work routinely with children who have other diagnoses, such as global developmental delays, intellectual delays, and speech delays, all based in Sydney.

 

What we teach in ABA therapy

We design and oversee comprehensive, neuro-affirming ABA therapy programs to address skill deficits and behavioral concerns. These programs cover all developmental areas, including language, play, social skills, and daily living skills. We base all our services on the science of applied behavior analysis (ABA).

Within an ABA therapy program, we use many evidence-based strategies to teach new skills and reduce behaviors of concern. As a result, we achieve our goal of teaching your child how to learn, making a significant impact on their life.

 

What ABA will do for your child

While it’s a disciplined and well-researched system, ABA is not one-size-fits-all. Therapy is tailored to the individual child, family, and agreed-upon goals.

ABA looks for functional relationships between a child’s behaviours and their environment. The goal is to increase desirable behaviours that lead to quality of life, and reduce behaviours that interfere with your child’s ability to communicate and learn.

 

Teaching new skills

ABA is an effective teaching method. Procedures derived from ABA principles consistently succeed in teaching crucial skills like communication, language, play, social skills, and self-care. During your child’s early intensive behavioral intervention or ABA therapy program, we focus on improving your child’s quality of life. Learn more about Super Kids’ values and our approach to ABA therapy compared to other service providers here.

 

Worried about dangerous behaviours?

Super Kids’ intensive ABA therapy service is ideal for families seeking a comprehensive teaching program. It is also suitable for children with behaviors of concern, such as dangerous, aggressive or self-injurious behavior. We work together to understand why these behaviors occur and what replacement skills to teach. By addressing these behaviors early, we give your child the best possible start.

However, if you need to target only dangerous behaviors or require an immediate solution, consider our Short-Term Behavior Management Programs. You can schedule these sessions at home or at our Super Kids HQ in Gladesville, Sydney.

Our Process

  1. Initial Consultation: First, we hold a one-time, two-hour meeting with your child’s Behavior Consultant to discuss program expectations, goals, and any pertinent information about your child.
  2. Initial Intensive: Then, the Behavior Consultant conducts essential assessments (problem behavior, communication, safety skills), prepares the necessary program, and begins onboarding the team and parent support sessions.
  3. Must-Have Program: Meanwhile, therapists start priority Must-Have programs (such as communication), and parents begin induction with the Behavior Consultant. These priority programs are essential for long-term success.
  4. Ongoing Monthly Program: Next, you start your ongoing monthly ABA therapy program, which includes 7-12 hours with the Behavior Consultant, regular team meetings, ongoing team supervision, and parent input. We review and update weekly data and assess goals every 6-12 months.
  5. Discharge & Graduation: Finally, when your child exhibits most of the applicable must-have skills and other appropriate skills for their future environment (e.g., school, workplace) without problem behavior or prompts, and generalization of these skills has occurred, we recommend discharge.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is based on the principles of learning which apply to all people, not just autistic children. It is a scientific approach to understanding behavior. ABA refers to a set of principles that focus on how behaviors change, or are affected by the environment, as well as how learning takes place. Every behaviour and skill that we all learn is a result of the same processes used in ABA! When we first meet your child, we will use an assessment to identify your child’s current skills and any support needs, and then develop an individualised set of programs to break down priority skills into smaller, easy to learn steps. Then we will continue to increase the complexity of these programs until they have met their short and long term goals.

If you’d still like to learn more about ABA, then check out this blog here.

It is another common used term for an ABA therapy program. Early intensive behavioural intervention (EIBI) is an evidence-based, comprehensive therapy for Autistic children based on the principles of ABA. Is has been shown to be associated with the most dramatic improvements in prognosis for Autistic children (Eldevik, Hastings, Hughes, Jahr, Eikeseth, & Cross, 2009; Lovaas 1987; Peters- Scheffer, Didden, Korzilius, & Sturmey, 2011). The goal of EIBI is to change a child’s learning trajectory so that the child’s rate of learning approaches that of a typically developing peer. EIBI is characterized by the following:

Early: Intervention begins as soon as a diagnosis is confirmed. EIBI may produce the greatest gains when intervention is started before age 2

Intensive: Intervention is provided for no less than 20 hours per week, with some studies recommending 30-40 hours per week

Behavioural: Intervention is focused on the objective identification of skill deficits and behavioural excesses, and the use of teaching tactics derived from ABA to build functional skills.

Depending on the purpose of the session, we offer services in a variety of ways for you to get the help you need, including:

  • Telehealth consultation
  • Phone consultation
  • Home sessions
  • Community access visits and educational settings (preschool, school)
  • In-centre sessions at Super Kids HQ in Gladesville

 

Please note that a travel charge will apply for sessions outside of HQ.

Our initial 15 minute chat is free. During this time we can decide what is the best service for you and your family. The fee structure is tailor-made based on your needs and best practice recommendations for your child. This can occur over the phone or at our office in Gladesville. Follow this link to book in an Intake Meeting.

This depends on the behaviour you are looking to change, the environment and how long this behaviour has already been occurring for. This is something that we will discuss during our initial 15-min chat.

All programs are supervised by a Certified Behaviour Analyst (CBA) or Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). This is the gold standard of an ABA therapy program, as all ABA programs should be supervised by a CBA. All Super Kids programs are designed, implemented and supervised by a Behaviour Consultant and implemented by either Super Kids behaviour technicians or independent behaviour technicians that you hire. Depending on the program recommended for your child, your Behaviour Consultant will usually see your child weekly. This will include monthly team meeting, parent training, behaviour technician training, daycare/school visits, programming, assessment and reports.

Yes. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will fund ABA services for autistic children and children with other developmental disabilities. Super Kids is not currently a registered NDIS provider, however, funding can still be used clients who have plans that are self-managed or plan-managed. If your plan is not currently self-managed, you can request for this to be changed by contacting your NDIS coordinator.

At Super Kids, we can assist with helping you access NDIS funding. First we will do this by completing initial assessments and re-assessments, then we help with goal setting and implementing procedures to track your child’s progress towards their goals, to provide evidence that the service is effective in helping your child reach their NDIS goals.

ABA is based on the principles of learning which apply to all people, not just autistic children. Your child does not need to have a diagnosis of autism to benefit from ABA. Many children with other developmental delays, such as global developmental delays and speech delays may require support in achieving their goals. Contact us to discuss your child’s unique needs and we can assist in determining if we are the right service provider for your child.

ABA programs often collaborate with other professionals like Occupational therapists, Speech Pathologists, teachers and educators to provide a consistent, team approach to your child’s learning and reduction of problem behaviours. If your child is receiving services from multiple service providers, it’s a good idea to speak to each of your professionals to identify if and how they collaborate with other services. Discussions via email, phone, or face-to-face meetings may be important to ensure consistency for your child, and to get the most out of the services they are receiving.

Remember, ABA is a collection of teaching tactics which can be applied to teach or increase any socially meaningful behaviour! Therefore we believe that a collaborative approach to treatment leads to greater individual outcomes overall.

Contact us now to find out how a collaborative approach might benefit your child.

We do not accept client’s joining our waitlist where we do not have the capacity to engage as quickly, or attentively, as we believe we should. Instead we will recommend alternative programs when possible. In order to be eligible for services with Super Kids, we need to be confident in our ability to provide you with evidence-based, high quality supports that meet your needs. We have professional and ethical obligations to only accept referrals that fall within our scope of competency.  This means that we can only accept new clients if we have a staff member available who is considered proficient in supporting the specific needs of an individual, by having suitable education, training, supervised experience, and professional credentials in that area. 

CONTACT FORM

To find out more about Super Kids, please fill in the form below. Then we will be able to assist you with information about our programs, online courses and current waitlist status.

0422 457 363

9/56 Buffalo Rd, Gladesville NSW , 2111

0422 457 363

9/56 Buffalo Rd, Gladesville NSW , 2111

Super Kids acknowledges each individual’s personal preference to use identity-first or person-first language to describe themselves or their loved one. We interchangeably use both language conventions and therefore refer to both Autistic children and children with Autism.