Autism Spectrum Disorder, commonly referred to as ASD, is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges, especially in children. Children with ASD have learning, thinking, and problem-solving abilities that can range from gifted to severely challenged. The common factor, though, is that all children with autism spectrum disorder benefit from individualized treatment programs via an Applied Behavior Analysis provider, such as the ones offered by Ascend Autism throughout the State of Massachusetts.
All interventions or therapies utilized by Ascend Autism are tailored specifically to each individual’s unique needs. Still, they are also fully comprehensive in order to address and promote the core functional capabilities of:
- Communication skills
- Social skills
- Daily living skills
- Adaptive behaviors (aka age-appropriate behavior)
Ascend Autism’s Use of Evidence-Based Practices
All of the interventions that the Ascend Autism team uses are rooted in evidence-based practices, also known as EBPs. EBPs are used by Ascend Autism’s team of professionals to make informed, thoroughly researched decisions about treatment plans for all of the children enrolled in therapy programs.
With over a decade of experience, Ascend Autism’s Massachusetts team provides children and families with evidence-based Applied Behavior Analysis treatment in a compassionate and safe environment. The results show these intervention practices are more helpful and produce better outcomes for children with an autism spectrum disorder. We are focused on the continued success of each child and supporting every family on their individualized journey.
Starting Services with Ascend Autism’s Massachusetts Team
Once a family has expressed interest in enrolling their child in Ascend Autism’s programs in Massachusetts, our team of experts will work with the child to determine a treatment plan that best fits the child’s needs.
In order to develop an individualized treatment plan, the Ascend Autism team utilizes:
- One-on-one direct assessments
- Data collection
- Interview-based assessments
After all assessments are complete, it usually takes an average of ten to fourteen days for the Ascend Autism team to create an individualized treatment plan. The treatment plan will include assessment results, treatment goals, recommended weekly therapy hours, teaching procedures, and data templates that will be used to track progress during therapy. The Ascend Autism team will then schedule a meeting with the family to review the treatment plan and make any final adjustments that may be needed. After the treatment plan has been finalized and approved, virtual or in-home treatment can begin.
Autism Treatment Programs at Ascend Autism
To meet the goals of the treatment plan and elevate the outcomes of children, the Ascend Autism team uses the following programs:
- Early intervention program – Our early intervention program works with children from eighteen months to seven years old to expose them to a wide range of learning opportunities and activities.
- Targeted intervention program – Targeted intervention programs have been shown to improve social, language, and cognitive skills by teaching children how to interact socially with others.
- Social skills program – Our social skills program focuses on communication and listening skills, as well as developing awareness of social cues.
- Parental services – We offer parental services so that parents and other family members can learn how to be valuable parts of the child’s support system.
Contact Ascend Autism Today to Learn More About Our Autism Treatment Programs in Massachusetts
Ascend Autism has been a valuable resource for families and children with autism spectrum disorder located in Massachusetts. Our outstanding team is here so that children with an autism spectrum disorder can reach their full potential.
To find out more about Ascend Autism’s autism treatment programs in Massachusetts by reaching out to our staff and calling 877.323.8668 or completing our secure online form.