In ABA therapy, one of the most successful ways to help a child make progress is by providing comprehensive intervention. This type of treatment addresses a wide range of critical developmental skills, such as communication, social, and adaptive skills, rather than focusing on only one skill area. This “whole child” approach to treatment allows children to make gains across a variety of developmental domains.
One example of comprehensive intervention is early intensive intervention, which is targeted at early learners. The goal of this treatment for early learners is to close the gap between the child’s skill level and that of their typically developing peers. Early intensive interventions often include 30-40 hours of treatment per week. Comprehensive intervention programs may also be appropriate for children with ASD, depending on their level of functioning.