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Top 10 Search Results for "Floortime"

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ABA

ABA

I'm new to this and keep seeing ABA. What is it??

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

We had an in-depth psychological analysis for our son when he was 18 months old by someone recommended on the LAFEAT website. She was the one who recommended 20-30 hours weekly ABA. Assuming you are… read more

posted almost 10 years ago

RDI Vs ABA Vs Floortime

RDI Vs ABA Vs Floortime

My son will be 2 yrs old next month and he is currently receiving 12 hrs/wk of ABA therapy. We have decided to try Floortime as well as RDI in addition to ABA. Not sure the logistics or how it is going to work, but thought an additional therapy would be beneficial. I realize every child is different, but wondering how it went or is going if anyone else has tried these other therapies or is currently using them. I go back and forth as I wonder if increasing ABA hrs would be more… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

ABA teaches "skills", using drills and rote methods most of the time, using rewards upon completion of the targeted action. Floortime focuses more on the process which involves developing self… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Does ABA Help For Kids With High Functioning Autism?

Does ABA Help For Kids With High Functioning Autism?

My 2.5 year old son was recently diagnosed with High Functioning Autism by a Psychologist. The doctor said my son has a "complex combination of strengths and weaknesses." He has amazing cognitive abilities, but struggles with speech. He has a huge vocabulary, but uses a lot of jargon and his sentences aren't longer than three words. He has great eye contact, but is behind (or so I'm told) on social skills (i.e. taking turns, sharing) and has some sensory issues. While is isn't potty trained, he… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Modern ABA has come a LONG way from its roots. If the SLP's were trained 10-15+ years ago then they probably aren't familiar with what it looks like today. I don't think I would've wanted my DD to do… read more

posted over 7 years ago

Floortime/DIR

Floortime/DIR

We are thinking of trying Floortime with our son. Has anyone here tried this therapy? Is anyone currently? What did you think?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

We did DIR floortime and couple of variations of it. It was parent led but we did some training with consultants. It is really more about techniques to engage and play with your child which one… read more

posted over 7 years ago

Floor Time Vs ABA For 4 Years Old On Spectrum With Communication And Cognitive Problem

Floor Time Vs ABA For 4 Years Old On Spectrum With Communication And Cognitive Problem

I need help on this question:

Which one do you think is better?. Floor time or ABA therapy. My son has been receiving ABA therapy since Jan 2013. I am not happy about the progress. The ABA is happening in the daycare, it is not one-to-one therapy.It is a therapy within the daycare among the kids. I need somebody to tell me about the difference between them.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Floortime was life changing for my daughter but I am not dismissing ABA as each child is different. Sometimes a combination of ABA, Floortime, RDI is a well rounded approach

posted over 8 years ago

Has Anyone Used Both Floortime And ABA Therapy At The Same Time?

Has Anyone Used Both Floortime And ABA Therapy At The Same Time?

Our son is 17 months and we are choosing to incorporate both! Just looking for peoples experience in using both. Advantages and Disadvantages?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Yes we did both
They did different things for our son. You can do both

posted over 9 years ago

What's The Difference Between ABA And Floor-time???

What's The Difference Between ABA And Floor-time???

My son is receiving 20 hours of ABA therapy after school. His principle recommended replacing ABA with Floor-time. She said he would benefit more from Floor-time because he doesn't have behavioral issues. Does anyone know the difference between them? Has anyone's child benefited from Floor-time???

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

i'm looking for an agency who can work with my son,4 yrs ,can you please share the details of your agency, I really have a hard time finding one ,esp incorporated floor time ABA program

posted almost 7 years ago

Preschools In Long Island NY

Preschools In Long Island NY

If you could live anywhere in Long Island for a preschool for a newly diagnosed 3 yr old autistic child where would you go (level 2; she is verbal, has a lot of social anxiety, SPD, separation anxiety and self-regulation is tough)?

Does anyone out there know of a Long Island preschool (special needs or otherwise) that uses the dloortime/DIR model or a mix of floortime/ABA? Does that exist?

Many thanks, we are new here and relocating to NY soon from Lima Peru.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thank you-we are just trying to decide where to live at this point-we can't get Evals as we are not there yet.

posted over 5 years ago

Anyone Had Experience With Both DIR/Floortime And ABA?

Anyone Had Experience With Both DIR/Floortime And ABA?

I'm looking for some insight from anyone who's had experience with both DIR/Floortime and with ABA. We might be moving our son to a new school who uses DIR/Floortime but our Regional Center thinks it's not as effective or useful as ABA.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

ABA is more efficient if applied by certified therapists consistently. floor time can help in addition, I find it great for play time at home. this is just my opinion.

posted almost 3 years ago