Autism Group Therapy
in North Carolina
The Cardinal Center for Behavior Analysis was founded with one goal in mind: to create a positive and engaging place for children with autism to learn. Using ABA therapy, we teach them the skills they need to be successful in adapting to new situations and functioning independently.
During our 1:1 Group ABA Therapy sessions, your child will engage with their peers in age-appropriate activities to promote different social and communication skills.
About Autism Group Therapy
1:1 Group ABA therapy is an insurance-funded program that places children ages 3-10 in a group of their peers, each with a dedicated Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) to help them work on peer play, socialization, communication, functional academics, and group activities.
Our group therapy program is designed for children ages 3 to 10 who have mild to moderate skill deficits and minimal unwanted behaviors. If your child hasn’t hit these targets yet, we recommend our individual ABA therapy program to build the foundation necessary for your child’s success in group therapy.
Your child’s group therapy plan will be based on our initial assessment, in which one of our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) will meet with them and create a baseline report, which will be used to create our individualized treatment plan for your child.
From there, an RBT will work with each child during group therapy to help them hit the different goals we’re targeting. For example, if our goal for that session is for your child to initiate play with another child with minimal prompting, our RBT will help them work on developing that skill.
During 1:1 Group ABA Therapy, our RBT will use ABA methods to work with your child one-on-one as they interact with other children their age. This involves figuring out what motivates them to learn and using that as positive reinforcement to help them hit different milestones.
To track your child’s progress in group therapy, we’ll use the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP), the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS), and the Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS).
Our group therapy programs can be a full or a half day and take place at either our clinic or out in the community at social events, or in different environments for life skills training.
Benefits of Group Therapy
Group therapy helps your child learn how to interact with other children and develop their social skills. Having a dedicated RBT helping them through each session allows us to pay special attention to every child and ensure that they are receiving the individualized treatment they deserve.
As a parent, you’ll receive detailed progress reports of group therapy sessions. Parent training is an important component of ABA therapy, so we’ll teach you strategies to help support your child outside our “classroom setting” as they interact with siblings and other peers.
Group Therapy for Autism in North Carolina
If you have any questions about how our one-on-one group therapy sessions can help your child reach great heights, give The Cardinal Center for Behavior Analysis a call today at (919) 822-8802!
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