What is ABA?
Our company enjoys a very low turnover rate for the field. Employees share our vision and are excited to see it come to fruition just as we are.
Turning Point Education Services, Inc. employs a very strong, competent group of professionals. We have a solid practice management platform in place, as well as established policies and procedures.
We have multiple employees training for upper level positions which allows us to promote from within and further decrease turnover rates and hiring costs.
Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States. If ignored, it will greatly impact our national financially as these children grow into adulthood. There must be support in place early to teach the skills necessary for them to become functioning members of society.
According to 2014 data, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) as having autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This prevalence has increased by 6-15 percent each year from 2002 to 2010, based on CDC data. These numbers are staggering and support the increasing need for the services Turning Point Education Services, Inc. provides.
Applied Behavior Analysis services are backed by a great deal of scientific research. As per current peer-reviewed literature, children on the autism spectrum receive optimal benefits from 30-40 hours per week of ABA therapy. Continuous and consistent treatment will prevent skill deterioration as well as improve the child's level of functioning within the home, community and school. The National Standards Report issued by the National Autism Center recommends that children receive at least 25 hours per week of an established treatment for 12 months per year and that treatment begin as soon as possible.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) discusses the success of ABA therapy at up to 40 hours per week. Autism Speaks also has information about ABA therapy, and defines "intensity" as 25-40 hours per week. The American Academy of Pediatrics also recommends treatment through a comprehensive therapy program which should include "intensive intervention with active engagement of the child at least 25 hours per week, 12 months per year."