The treatment program will vary with each child. While Applied Behavior Analysis is the intervention method, each child may benefit from different techniques, such as Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT), Applied Verbal Behavior (AVB), and Errorless Learning. The ultimate goal is Natural Environment Teaching (NET) and will be implemented gradually, as the child demonstrates readiness. Learning new skills in typical childhood environments will help the children be prepared for the goal of including them with typical same-age peers as soon as possible.
The primary emphasis of the treatment program is in developing the child's social skills by focusing on speech and language acquisition and by eliminating any challenging behaviors that may interfere with the child interacting with peers. These skills are developed by each child at variable rates of progress. The skills are attained through phases that are closely monitored and evaluated by the consultant.