ABA Treatment Package
Why Choose Camino?
At Camino, we take pride in being a locally owned and operated center, deeply rooted in our community, and are dedicated to providing top-notch services to our clients. Our dedicated BCBA’s maintain intentionally small caseloads of clients, ensuring that each child receives personalized attention and tailored treatment plans for their unique needs. We believe in transparency and collaboration. When you’re a parent at Camino you have direct access to your child’s BCBA, fostering open communication and a strong partnership throughout the treatment journey. Additionally, our team consists of highly experienced Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT’s) who work closely with our BCBA’s to implement evidence-based interventions effectively, promoting positive outcomes for your child. Finally, we are committed to empowering parents through our monthly parent training sessions. We believe that involving parents in the therapy process is key to achieving long-term success for your child’s treatment.
Camino’s 4-Step Approach to ABA Therapy
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is an effective, evidence-based treatment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
ABA is a scientific approach to understanding and implementing meaningful changes in behavior. ABA therapy involves examining the role of environmental factors in shaping behavior and finding ways to modify these factors.
At Camino, we offer compassionate, personalized ABA treatment options for both children and teens with ASD.
Below, we’ll discuss our 4-step approach to ABA therapy in Albuquerque.
1. Child Receives Autism Diagnosis or At-Risk Diagnosis
Our 4-step approach to ABA therapy in Albuquerque examines the following things:
Early intervention can significantly improve developmental outcomes and provide children with the necessary skills and support they need to thrive throughout their lives. Although we do not provide autism testing, many children can start treatment prior to their evaluation. Camino will help you find a diagnostician that best fits your needs. Scroll down below to see our referred Autism Evaluation Practitioners names, phone numbers and locations.
Once your child receives an autism diagnosis, we can conduct an initial Behavior Analytic Assessment.
2. Behavior Analytic Assessment
Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) conduct a two-part initial assessment, to establish a child’s developmental profile and current initial behavioral targets for treatment. The first goal in a behavior analytic assessment is to gather information about your child’s developmental history, medical background, and current behavior through an in-depth interview with you.
Next, our professionals will assess your child’s current repertoire of skills, which involves one-on-one observation and interaction with your child. This allows us to identify strengths and weaknesses and tailor the intervention accordingly. We’ll also prescribe treatment hours.
Expressive and Receptive Communication Skills
Expressive and receptive communication skills are pivotal for effective social interactions and learning.
We’ll assess how well your child can express their needs, wants, and thoughts, as well as their ability to understand and comprehend language and instructions.
Visual Perceptual Skills
Visual perceptual skills are another area of assessment, as they play a vital role in understanding the environment, recognizing shapes, colors, and objects, and processing visual information.
Social skills are assessed to determine how well your child interacts with peers, adults, and the larger social environment. This includes initiating and maintaining conversations, understanding social cues, and demonstrating appropriate social behaviors.
Imitation, a fundamental learning process, is evaluated to see how well the individual can mimic actions and behaviors demonstrated by others, which is crucial for learning from modeling.
Play skills assessment helps us understand how your child engages in activities such as symbolic play, turn-taking, and imaginative play, which are essential for social and cognitive development.
Finally, we’ll thoroughly assess challenging behaviors, seeking to identify the underlying causes and triggers.
The results of this assessment allow us to create a tailored intervention plan that addresses individual needs, develop a comprehensive and individualized plan for ABA treatment, and helps your child make significant progress in their behavioral, social, and cognitive development.
3. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Treatment Plan
Once the assessment process is complete, Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) will collaborate with you to develop an individualized treatment plan consisting of three main components.
Skill Acquisition Goals
Skill acquisition goals focus on the development of new skills and behaviors.
These goals can encompass a wide range of areas:
BCBAs work closely with individuals and their families to identify specific skills that need improvement and set measurable objectives. They’ll break down each skill into smaller, achievable steps and utilize evidence-based techniques to teach and reinforce the desired behaviors.
Behavior Reduction Plan
Behavior reduction plans are designed to address challenging behaviors that may interfere with your child’s functioning and daily life:
Based on the behavior analytic assessment results, BCBAs develop strategies to replace the challenging behavior with more appropriate alternatives.
These strategies may include teaching the individual alternative coping skills, implementing reinforcement systems, and modifying the environment to prevent triggers.
ABA therapy recognizes the crucial role of parents and caregivers in the success of the treatment. Parent goals are included in the treatment plan to empower and support you in implementing ABA strategies consistently at home.
You’ll be provided with training and guidance on how to reinforce and generalize the skills learned during therapy sessions to the natural environment.
As a parent or caregiver, there may be a variety of goals you wish to achieve:
By actively involving you in the therapy process, our treatment plan promotes the generalization of skills and ensures that progress is maintained beyond the therapy sessions.
4. ABA Treatment Begins
Parent meetings and re-evaluations are essential aspects of our ABA therapy in Albuquerque.
Monthly Family Guidance Meetings
Treatment will begin with monthly family guidance meetings, which will provide an opportunity for you to stay informed about your child’s progress, understand the strategies being used, and learn how you can reinforce and generalize skills at home.
The ABA therapist can also discuss the specific goals being targeted, review data collected during sessions, and address any concerns or questions you may have.
By keeping you involved and knowledgeable, these meetings ensure that everyone is on the same page and working towards the same objectives.
In addition to meeting with you regularly, we’ll conduct re-evaluations every six months. These re-evaluations serve as a checkpoint to assess the progress made and determine if any modifications need to be made to the treatment plan.
At Camino, our ABA treatment plans are highly individualized, as we understand that the needs of a child may change over time.
By conducting regular re-evaluations, our ABA therapists can ensure the therapy remains effective and continues to address your child’s evolving needs.
Get Personalized ABA Therapy in Albuquerque at Camino
At Camino, we prioritize personalized, trauma-informed care. Our compassionate and dedicated approach ensures that every child and teen receives the specialized attention they deserve, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment that promotes positive outcomes.
We’re dedicated to making a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients, empowering them to achieve their fullest potential and thrive in all aspects of life.
Contact us today to learn more about ABA therapy in Albuquerque.
What is Our Assessment Process?
Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) conduct a two-part initial assessment, to establish a child’s developmental profile and current initial behavioral targets for treatment. The first part of the assessment involves a clinical interview with the parents. The second part of the test involves one-on-one observation and interaction with your child. The results of the assessment are utilized to develop a comprehensive and individualized plan for ABA treatment.
Although we do not provide autism testing, many children can start treatment prior to their evaluation. Camino will help with the evaluation process.
ABA Therapy in Albuquerque
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a discipline that focuses on analyzing, designing, and implementing meaningful changes in behavior. ABA uses direct observation, measurement, and functional autism tests to determine the environmental variables affecting one’s behavior. Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) utilize the principles and procedures of ABA to create carefully constructed, individualized treatment plans that produce practical and significant change.
ABA has been endorsed by the U.S. Surgeon General, and the American Academy of Pediatrics as an effective treatment for reducing challenging behavior and increasing communication, learning, and appropriate social behavior for individuals with Autism.
Autism Evaluation Practitioners (AEP)
FirstSteps Autism Evaluations LLC
2811 Indian School Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Autism Spectrum Evaluation Clinic at UNM’s Center for Development and Disability
2300 Menaul Blvd NE,
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Mountain West Autism Services
6300 Riverside Plaza NW, Ste 100,
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Paces New Mexico
3620 Wyoming Blvd NE, Ste 100,
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Northern New Mexico Neuropsychology LLC
1911 5th St, Ste 211, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Insight Psychology, Inc.
453 Cerrillos Road, Building E
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Autism Diagnosis Center at NMSU
1220 Stewart St
Las Cruces, NM 87999
The Center Through the Looking Glass
1395 Missouri Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88000
Montañez & Associates
755 South Telshor Blvd., Ste Q102,
Las Cruces, NM, 88011
ABA Program Elements
ABA programs are meant to be tailored to the needs of each patient they benefit. They should be flexible enough to help patients reach various behavior goals using an array of techniques and approaches.
Planning a program begins with thorough testing of a learner’s needs, skills, and living conditions. Treatment goals are established based on a combination of these factors, including the patient’s family situation.
Typically, treatment goals fall into one or more of several categories, including social skills, play, motor skills, academic skills, communication, behavior reduction, and self-care.
Above all, ABA program tests and treatment plans should not be overwhelming. Instead, they should be broken down into step-by-step processes to help patients reach their goals over time
Comprehensive ABA Testing for Autism
At Camino we also help families find the right autism testing provider for their child. We are a New Mexico-based ABA provider that believes that successful outcomes become possible when science and compassion meet. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a scientific discipline that focuses on analyzing, designing, and implementing meaningful changes in behavior, under the direction and supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Using direct observation, measurement, and functional assessments, we’re able to determine the environmental variables affecting each child’s behavior. This allows us to create personalized plans designed to improve key areas like language and communication, socialization, independent living skills, and more. Depending on each child’s unique goals, treatment may focus on language development, motor skills, play, perceptual skills, pre-academic skills, daily living skills, and reducing behaviors that pose challenges.
Treatment always provides flexibility in terms of making necessary changes to goals. Progress should be measured through therapy sessions and regular reviews after initial testing at our Albuquerque office.
If you’re interested in learning what we can do for your child and your family, contact the qualified and caring team at Camino Behavioral Health Services today or visit our Contact page. We’re always happy to answer your questions about ABA and autism testing in Albuquerque to help you determine if our program is right for your child. (505) 302-5383