What is Applied Behaviour Analysis? I’m not sure that ABA is suitable for my child.
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is based on the principles of learning which apply to all people, not just children with autism. 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 skill deficits, 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.
How much does a program cost?
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.
How long does it take to see improvements?
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 30-min chat.
Where are your sessions?
Super Kids is a mobile-based service that offers a variety of ways for you to get the help you need, including:
Who supervises the program?
All programs are supervised by a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) (to find out more about why this is important and what a BCBA is, click here). All Super Kids programs are designed, implemented and supervised by a Behaviour Consultant and implemented by independent behaviour technicians that you hire. Depending on the program recommended for your child, your Behaviour Consultant will see your child at least once per fortnight. This will include monthly team meeting, parent training, behaviour technician training, daycare/school visits, programming, assessment and reports.
Can I use my National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding?
Yes. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will fund ABA services for children with ASD and other developmental disorders. 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.
I don’t have NDIS funding yet, can you help us to access funding?
At Super Kids, we can assist with helping you access NDIS funding. We will do this by completing initial assessments and re-assessments, 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.
What if my child doesn’t have autism?
ABA is based on the principles of learning which apply to all people, not just children with autism. 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.
I have been recommended to have Renee Collins as my Behaviour Consultant. Is this possible?
Renee Collins is the Clinical Director of Super Kids Behavioural Consulting. Renee will consult with the majority of new clients for their initial appointment or focused program. If on-going early intervention is recommended, she will then decide who the best Behaviour Consultant would be to work with that child. Renee has very limited availability and a wait-list for on-going clients.
In her role as Clinical Director and leader of the Super Kids team, Renee reviews clients regularly as part of their treatment plan. Renee supervises the team at Super Kids and in this way she can ensure that all clients are receiving the very best care and up to date intervention at all times.
Will ABA professionals work with Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists?
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.