Comprehensive ABA therapy is a full-time, evidence-based treatment approach for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disorders. This therapy focuses on teaching and reinforcing positive behaviors, while reducing challenging or maladaptive behaviors that interfere with learning and social interaction.
Comprehensive ABA treatment utilizes positive reinforcement and techniques like prompting, shaping, and fading, to teach new skills and build upon existing ones. The goal of comprehensive ABA therapy is to help children develop essential skills such as communication, positive social interaction, and self-help.
Comprehensive ABA therapy programs take place 6-8 hours each weekday to mirror that of a traditional preschool setting, for a total of 30-40 hours a week. During this time we are working on target behaviors drawn from multiple domains of functioning such as cognitive, communicative, social and emotional. Before ABA begins, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will conduct a thorough assessment of your child’s strengths and challenges to create an individualized treatment plan.
We believe that parental collaboration is essential to the success of our programs at Wellspring Learning Centers. That is why we regularly review and update your child’s treatment plan based on your child’s progress in collaboration with you.
The approach at Wellspring Learning Centers involves breaking down essential skills into smaller, more manageable steps. This approach enables our experienced Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) to help children achieve success. Positive reinforcement is used to encourage your child to engage in desired behaviors in an effort to reduce maladaptive behaviors. As your child progresses, our RBTs will gradually increase the complexity and difficulty of the tasks, providing support and reinforcement as needed.
At Wellspring Learning Centers, we provide a fun and immersive environment where your child can learn essential skills that may be challenging for them in their current environment. Our experienced RBTs offer personalized one-on-one attention, while also providing opportunities for your child to participate in group activities to improve their communication and social skills.
We also work to reduce maladaptive behaviors such as non-compliance and tantrums by teaching replacement behaviors. By developing these valuable skills, your child will be better prepared for a traditional grade school setting.
Your child’s ABA skills will be developed through a combination of positive reinforcement strategies and natural environment training (NET). NET is a highly effective ABA strategy that involves using your child’s current activities and interests to inform their treatment. This approach will help your child remain engaged in the learning process, which ultimately leads to better treatment outcomes.
Our comprehensive ABA treatment program also includes designated times for naps, free play, and lunch, to provide a well-rounded and nurturing learning environment for your child.
At Wellspring Learning Centers, we are proud to offer high-quality comprehensive ABA therapy for children and families in the greater Nashville area. Learn more about our next-level ABA center in Belle Meade and see how we enhance the ABA learning process through a fun and professional environment.Get Started
ABA Insurance Coverage
At Wellspring Learning Centers, we are proud to be in-network or in-progress with the majority of major Tennessee insurance providers, including TennCare. Learn more about our ABA therapy coverage and discover how you can utilize your benefits to support your child’s ABA therapy needs. Please reach out to confirm insurance coverage.
No, a professional autism diagnosis isn’t required to enroll in our program, though it is normally required to utilize insurance benefits.
While ABA therapy is most commonly associated with the treatment of autism spectrum disorder, it has also been shown to be effective in treating a variety of other developmental and behavioral disorders.
Some of the disorders that ABA therapy can help include attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Down syndrome, intellectual disabilities, sensory processing disorder, and anxiety disorders. ABA therapy can also be used to address behavioral issues such as aggression, self-injurious behavior, and noncompliance.
At Wellspring Learning Centers, we are dedicated to providing children, families, and employees with an exceptional ABA therapy experience. Our commitment to professionalism is unwavering, and we strive to uphold the highest standards in all aspects of our work. We recognize that parents play a critical role in the success of their child’s therapy, which is why we place a strong emphasis on fostering a partnership between our staff and families. By working together, we can ensure that each child receives the individualized support and care they need to achieve their goals.
Our state-of-the-art ABA centers are designed with children in mind, and we are constantly innovating to create an engaging and positive learning environment. We believe that every child has the potential to thrive, and we are committed to helping them reach their full potential.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. ABA changes the environment in order to change the behavior. ABA therapy is used to improve behaviors like social skills, reading, academics, and communication as well as learned skills like grooming, hygiene, and fine motor skills.
Our ABA therapy center is located in the Belle Meade neighborhood and serves the greater Nashville, TN area. Our center address is 4515 Harding Pike Suite 114 Nashville, TN 37205.
At Wellspring Learning Centers we provide both comprehensive and focused ABA therapy programs. Each program is tailored to the individual needs of your child and ranges in intensity from 10 to 40 hours a week.
This means the amount of therapy and level of parent involvement varies as well. Skill training programs involving discrete trial training and natural environment training can require several hours each day. Throughout the day and week, the goal is to create various teaching opportunities through play for your child so that therapists can prompt, shape and reinforce appropriate responses.
Parents will be required to attend bi-weekly family meetings and periodic training sessions to ensure generalization of skills learned during ABA sessions. These training sessions will also help you learn how to better support your child in their daily life.
Complete our online form to begin your child’s enrollment in our comprehensive, ABA day program, and a clinical leader will get in touch soon to schedule a consultation.