Improving Child and Family Life Through Effective Applied Behavior Support
ABA Therapy in Apollo Beach, Florida
KNR provides ABA therapy to help children with autism and their families live life with confidence.
Our team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) leverage principles of ABA to provide carefully constructed, individualized treatment to children with autism and related disorders. Our model revolves around ongoing assessments and family participation training that drive optimal clinical outcomes.
Supporting your child’s behavior and learning may feel overwhelming. You likely have a lot of questions and concerns about your future. You’ve come to the right place.
Client Intake and Assessment
Customized Intervention Plans
No two children are the same, and neither are intervention plans. Our clinical model spans beyond individual skill development and behavior reduction and focuses on child and family’s quality of life.
Quality of Life Approach Focused on 4 Key Pillars
Our goal is to equip you and your family with the necessary tools to succeed outside of scheduled therapy hours. We provide families with resources and training so that they can become fully independent over time.
(I) Health & Safety (II) Communication & Relationships (III) Productive Activity (IV) Community Participation
ABA Therapy is covered by many private and government-sponsored health insurance plans, including Medicaid. KNR accepts most insurance plans as well as self-pay and scholarships. If your insurance company isn’t listed below, please call us for more information.
THE ABC’S OF APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS
If your child receives Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, chances are you have stumbled across the phrase “ABC”. For those that are unaware of the term or are looking for a simple refresher, ABA uses a preferred method when observing behavior that helps shape future decision making when developing a teaching program for ABA services. The ABC data collection method involves directly observing and recording events that occur surrounding a specific behavior. How do I get better at identifying these surrounding events? Well first, let’s break down the term further.
ABC refers to:
(A) Antecedent – an action or event that occurs immediately prior to a behavior
– Ex: Jane is told to brush her teeth by mom
(B) Behavior – the targeted behavior for change; could be a problem behavior or a skill that needs improvement
– Ex: Jane goes to the bathroom and brushes her teeth)
(C) Consequence – the response that immediately follows the behavior
– Ex: Mom lets Jane play with toys
Additionally, environmental factors contributing to the behavior such as noise level, group size and proximity to other individuals should also be considered. When identifying consequences, multiple events could be occurring simultaneously immediately following the behavior. For example, a response to a child sneezing could be handing them a tissue and stating “bless you”. Both behaviors would be considered consequences if they both immediately followed the behavior (sneezing).
ABC data collection should occur frequently to observe for various patterns in behavior.
*Resource Hub: Indiana University Bloomington Observing Behavior Using A-B-C Data
Free Group Training in Central Florida
KNR Therapy provides a free group training for parents and caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). You’ll learn about ASD, how it affects the child, the impact it may have on the family and behavioral support strategies. Group training offers an interactive format that includes facilitated discussion and activities that address the major issues facing families.
You’re Not Alone
Are you struggling with behavior that makes life difficult for your family? Is learning specific skills a challenge for your child?
We understand how difficult this is for you, and are here to give you access to the services and supports you need. Don’t let a diagnosis intimidate you.
The prevalence of autism has increased dramatically in the United States from 7 per 1,000 children in 2000 to 17 per 1,000 children in 2014. That’s why KNR Therapy exists—to meet the growing need for providers who offer evidence-based therapy for children with autism and related disorders. Our goal is to provide intensive therapy and training early in the process so that over time you and your family feel confident managing your child’s development outside of scheduled therapy hours.
Managing the challenges of parenting a child with ASD isn’t easy, but together we will work toward:
- Addressing Challenging Behaviors
- Increasing Communication Skills
- Increasing Social and Play Skills
- Increasing Coping Skills
- Improving Self-Help and Daily Living Skills
Don’t Stop Dreaming
Don’t stop dreaming dreams for your child. We will give you the tools and resources to feel confident about your future.
One day you will look back on today and wish you could reassure yourself because you’ve got this. And we’re here to help!
Our Promise to You
Whether your child was recently diagnosed or has received autism treatments in the past, our approach is built on iterative planning, monitoring, and ongoing assessments that evolve over time and are specific to each child. A key pillar of our model is to equip parents, family members and caregivers with tools and training materials so that they can support learning and skill practice outside of scheduled therapy hours. Our trained providers are committed to driving outcomes and will be with you to provide ongoing support and feedback along the way.
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Join Our Growing Team
Our people are our greatest asset. We are looking for qualified, compassionate people to join our growing team. Apply today.
Current positions include:
- Board Certified Behavior Analyst
- Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst
- Registered Behavior Technician
What Makes Us Different?
- Mission-driven organization focused on clinical excellence and outcomes
- Commitment to ongoing professional training and education
- Use of technology and systems to monitor outcomes and engage families
- Competitive compensation and benefits including health and PTO
Contact KNR Therapy
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