In many respects, the work that Stepping Stones ABA therapists do with autistic teenagers and high school students is our most gratifying. The same ABA methods that help younger children play a critical role in this life stage as well.
For children who have worked hard to overcome their challenges, or are mildly affected, we have the opportunity to help kids manage the same challenges and transitions that others in this age are experiencing. For these children, learned behavior and coping skills have provided a good basic foundation; allowing the child and tutor to focus on more advanced areas.
For teenagers and high school-aged children with a more significant autism spectrum disorder, ABA therapy can be especially effective. Our therapists are skilled at creating individualized programs that target areas of need. They are able to vary the activities and stimuli, while working with modern technology in many cases to engage their clients. In most situations — especially for teenagers — we find that motivation isn’t the challenge. Instead, we need to find the right formula and methods that can help our children achieve the goals they aspire to.
Stepping Stones ABA places a high emphasis on our home-based approach. For teenagers, the familiar surroundings and active involvement of parents and siblings remains important, particularly as our client begins to focus on steps they need to take to become high functioning contributing members to society.
We welcome the opportunity to serve autistic children in this important, transformative stage of their lives. For families based in central North Carolina communities such as Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Smithfield, Selma, Clayton, Garner, Fuquay-Varina, Lillington, Sanford, Holly Springs, Apex, Cary, Morrisville, Research Triangle Park, North Raleigh, Wake Forest and Knightdale, Stepping Stones ABA is here to help.