Autism is a developmental disorder that often affects the nervous system. The symptoms of autism often manifest as a developmental delay that impairs a child’s ability to communicate, have social interactions, and self-regulation. Autism can affect a child’s ability to function in the school environment as they may struggle with sustained attention, following instructions, and completing tasks.

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) therapy is an evidence-based approach that focuses on understanding behaviour in order to achieve progress. It has been widely recognized as one of the most effective treatments for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), helping children develop the necessary skills and to make significant progress in different aspects of their lives.

One of the main principles of ABA is to modify behaviour through structured reinforcement and prompting strategies. This allows a child to work at a pace that they are comfortable with but also addresses any skills deficits that the child has. Whether it’s improving communication skills, enhancing social interaction, or mastering academic concepts, ABA therapy provides the structure needed to help children with autism to succeed in their academic lives and in other aspects of their lives.

ABA therapy at the Star Academy is not limited to the classroom setting. The therapists at the Star Academy work with children in various environments, including at home, to generalize skills and promote independence across different contexts. By providing consistent and individualized support, we empower children to apply their skills in real-life situations, fostering greater autonomy and confidence. Furthermore, ABA therapy is not just about addressing challenging behaviours; it also focuses on reinforcing positive behaviours.

At The Star Academy, we design programs which are based on the principles of ABA therapy to provide tailored support to each child. Our team designs individualized treatment plans that address the unique needs of each child. The Star Academy offers comprehensive parent training and support services to help parents understand ABA principles and implement effective strategies at home. By working together as a team, we can maximize the impact of ABA therapy and support the child’s continued growth and development. Early intervention increases the chances of success in school and later in life.
The collaboration between families and the Star Academy is vital in fostering the success of children with autism both academically and in life in general. Please contact us for more information about ABA therapy and the programs offered at The Star Academy. We look forward to partnering with you on this important journey towards providing your child with the necessary support that they need.