Autism is a lifelong diagnosis. Applied behavioural analysis (ABA) is a therapeutic intervention used to support the learning development of children with autism and related conditions. After many observations and discussions held with school professionals it is clear that educational providers are concerned about the progress of their pupils with behavioural and educational difficulties.
School of ABI (Academic and Behavioural Interventions) offers a management service, consultancy and thorough assessments to support educational and clinical providers when working with children on the autistic spectrum and related disorders.
The demand for ABA therapy is increasing throughout the UK and around the globe. The recognition of evidence based practice and effectiveness is now welcomed by independent schools and health professionals. We at School ABI believe that the earlier a child starts on an ABA programme, the better the outcomes will be.
Our aim is to support schools in their journey towards inclusion and building relationships with peers and teachers.
Once an educational provider makes an enquiry, we have a follow up discussion with school professionals.
School of ABI will work primarily with the Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENco) and teachers to discuss a wide range of issues from classroom management, to supporting the emotional needs of pupils.
The school will then determine whether our involvement is necessary or appropriate.
Our consultants will then asses and observe each child in the classroom before an agreed strategy is put forward.
Parental agreement will be required with the completion of the necessary forms.
Our consultants will then work directly with pupils to understand their learning strengths and needs, while individualised programmes are drafted.
Training will be provided for staff to implement the programmes in line with the child's educational targets. We would also encourage involvement from parents and carers to monitor the child's progress in the home.
Continuous observations, advice and support will be provided to schools on a regular basis during the course of therapy.