ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. ABA is a set of principles that form the basis for many behavioral treatments. ABA is based on the science of learning and behavior. This science includes general “laws” about how behavior works and how learning takes place. ABA therapy applies these laws to behavior treatments in a way that helps to increase useful or desired behaviors. ABA also applies these laws to help reduce behaviors that may interfere with learning or behaviors that may be harmful.
ABA therapy is used to increase language and communication skills. It is also used to improve attention, focus, social skills, memory, and academics. As mentioned, ABA can be used to help decrease problem behaviors. ABA is considered an evidence-based “best” practice treatment by the US Surgeon General and by the American Psychological Association. “Evidence based” means that ABA has passed scientific tests of its usefulness, quality, and effectiveness. ABA therapy includes many different techniques. All of these techniques focus on antecedents (what happens before a behavior occurs) and on consequences (what happens after the behavior). One technique is “positive reinforcement.” When a behavior is followed by something that is valued (a reward), that behavior is more likely to be repeated. ABA uses positive reinforcement in a way that can be measured in order to help bring about meaningful behavior change, which is the current practice in the classroom.
Students enrolled in the ABA Program will be part of a classroom environment with a ratio of 3:1. The classroom environment will include opportunities for children to be part of a group and socialise. The routine will consist of structured free play, circle time, sensory play, music & movements, snack time and garden time.
Each child receives the following therapy each week:
- 3 hours of ABA per week
- 1.5 hours of Speech Therapy per week
- 1 hour of Occupational Therapy per week
- 1 hour of Physio-therapy per week (if needed)
option (a) 7:30am - 11:00pm
option (b) 11:00am - 3:00pm
Morning Care is available from 7:30am
Afternoon Care is available until 1:30pm
Parent's will receive weekly updates via the LVC mobile application, as well as pictures and video's of what's happening in class. IEP meetings and Reviews are scheduled twice a term.
Each academic year consists of two terms.
Term 1: September - January
Term 2: February - June.
Our fees are BD1820 per term.
To register your child, you will need to complete the application form and submit the required documents as well as a registration fee of BD50.