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ARTS™ PROGRAM & APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (ABA)

Oxford Recovery Center takes a holistic approach to treating autism. We combine ABA with other therapies to help children with autism learn, grow, and reach their full potential. Your child can start in our program immediately!

ABA therapy increases positive behaviors to replace problem behaviors in children with autism. Children are taught the skills that will make them more successful in their home, school, and communities.

At Oxford Recovery Center, our synergistic approach to autism is unlike any other ABA center.

We provide center-based ABA services and other beneficial therapies like Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, art classes, music classes, and more.

Our philosophy truly makes us unique in our approach and makes our program different from others. It is what leads us to believe autism is recoverable.

First of all, we believe autism is a medical condition and treat it as such. That’s why we don’t just offer ABA therapy. We include other treatments and therapies to create a program we call Autism Recovery Through Synergy™ or ARTS™. 

 

 

 

Speech, Occupational, and Physical therapies are available so a child receives professional treatment in these areas which are often deficient in cases of autism. Another treatment we use is hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). We have found it to have amazing results treating autism. Visit our Autism Conditions page for more information.

Medical consultation and genetic and other testing are often added to isolate the root cause of behavior and provides means for improvements.

 

We are also unique in our approach to ABA therapy. Below are 10 differences between Oxford Recovery Centers ABA Program compared to other traditional programs.

Other ABA programs approach autism as a neurodevelopmental condition. As a result, they believe ABA is an end all, be all therapy.

Oxford Recovery Center approaches autism as a medical condition. As a medical condition, our treatment regimen includes other therapeutic services in addition to ABA to provide a complete treatment plan.

Most ABA programs use the standard intake system which bases all treatment decisions on one hour of observation to determine six months of programs.

We use the Denver intake model which starts with an interview with the parents followed by a two week evaluations to determine goals.

Traditional programs simply reward or punish to
create desired results.

We seek to understand why a child with autism behaves the way they do and seek solutions to the root cause.

Other autism programs punish repetitive behavior.

We embrace repetitive behaviors. However, if those behaviors will affect or inhibit their quality of life, we design programming to replace them with better, targeted behaviors.

ABA programs usually focus programming around matching, imitation, gross motor, fine motor, and listener responding, and use Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT) working at a table.

We feel DDT is an important part of learning and incorporate it into our program, but we believe the child needs more to reach their potential. We add Natural Environment Teaching (NET) to incorporate life skill learning too, such as self soothing, potty training, and other activities of daily living.

Traditional ABA teaches eye contact.

Studies have shown us eye contact can raise stress levels so high in children with autism it causes PTSD. Instead of stressing eye contact, we focus on orientation or looking toward the speaker.

Echoic is a primary learning method used in most ABA programs to teach speech and language skills.

We feel speech and language skills are so important, they should be left to a specialist. We offer professional speech therapy services within our facility to make sure the child has accessibility to the best solutions to develop strong language skills.

In most autism programs, Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) are responsible for 10 or more children.

Our BCBA to child ratio is on average 6 to 1. This allows the BCBA to spend at least 20% of each child’s week assessing their progress and developing new programs to help a child reach their potential.

Usually, ABA programs reinforce desired behavior with a computer or food.

We us social and tangible special interests to reinforce behavior. We believe it is better to reward with interaction and play to further develop social skills.

Planned ignoring is the primary behavior plan for most ABA programs.

We use tools like QBS and CPI to help a child work through a behavior to protect their dignity.

Camp ABA

We are always trying to find new, innovative ways to make therapy more exciting for our ARTS™ Autism clients. Our program at Camp ABA reintroduces ABA therapy in a way that’s exciting and full of new activities like shelter building, camp craft, scavenger hunts, and more. ABA doesn’t have to be sterile, and we want our clients to experience the communities around them.

ABA Academy

Are you looking into school for your child with autism for next fall? We have openings in our ABA Academy!

ABA Academy combines insurance-covered ABA and classroom learning in a fun, interactive environment designed to help children reach their potential.

What is Oxford’s ARTS™ ABA Program?

Extensively Trained Therapists

The Oxford ARTS™ program is dedicated to providing quality over quantity when providing behavior therapy. With an experienced and continuously trained team, we provide the extra attention that our patients deserve.

Group Socializing Techniques

Children have the opportunity to socialize with their peers and make life-long friendships while working one-on-one with a qualified behavior technician.

Data-Driven Results

The Oxford ARTS™ program is dedicated to analyzing results from synergistic therapies that work together so clients get the best results possible. Through data collection and observation, each child’s therapy plan and its results are measured and adjusted as needed.

Therapy that Extends Beyond the Lessons

Oxford’s team of supervisors and behavior therapists provides strategies to parents and caregivers to ensure the growth continues at home.

Benefits of ARTS™ Autism Services:

  • Make and maintain friendships
  • Understand the how and the why to do something
  • Engage in age-appropriate activities
  • Reduce self-injury
  • Improve language skills
  • Follow complex instructions
  • Increase self-esteem
  • Improve family relationships