Autism Services of Kansas
Autism Services of Kansas, LLC. provides Applied Behavior Analysis services to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), ages 18 months through 14 years. Each child’s program is focused on the individual specific needs of the child and family. Our goal is to close the gap between their current skills and those of their typically developing peers.
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the use of specific techniques and principles to bring about meaningful and positive changes in behaviors. Studies have shown that with the utilization of ABA can produce an increase in communication, play, adaptive skills, motor skills, safety, academic skills, imitation and other skills. Applied Behavior Analysis is used to decrease unwanted behaviors such as self-stimulatory behaviors, self-injury, aggression, and noncompliance.
Although there is no medical treatment or cure for autism, applied behavior analysis is one of the only proven practices and only methodology covered by insurance, and endorsed by the Surgeon General. The United States Surgeon David Satcher, MD, PhD, has endorsed intensive behavioral intervention for individuals with autism. A Report of the Surgeon General states: “Thirty years of research demonstrated the efficacy of applied behavioral methods in reducing inappropriate behavior and in increasing communication, learning, and appropriate social behavior”.
Autism affects the way a child’s brain works. While signs of autism usually appear during the first three years of a child’s life, this is not always the case. Regardless of when you notice signs of a problem, delay or another issue, we can help you understand how it affects your child’s growth and development.
The unique challenge of autism is that it presents itself differently in each person. While there may be some similar characteristics, we provide a customized plan to ensure their particular challenges and needs are addressed.