Autism – ABA – therapy
The number of children at NBH, who are diagnosed with early autism, has been growing recently. Currently there are twelve children at NBH diagnosed with autism.
It is very difficult to work with these children, because they have problems with communication and social interaction. They do not accept any group training or lesson. Many rehabilitation therapies which help children with other neurological disorders simply do not work for children with ASD (autism spectrum disorders).
Still, there is one method called ABA-therapy, which is recognized to be rather effective for autism treatment. ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. It is a scientifically validated approach to understand their behavior (actions and skills) and how it is affected by the environment. “Environment” includes any influence, physical or social, that might change their behavior.
For this ABA-therapy a special room must be prepared, which has different social zones, where a child will act. His or her behavior will be analyzed by a specialist/teacher. The social zone (surroundings) can be changed quickly, to get the child to act differently.
In fact, ABA-therapy proved also to be effective in working with Down syndrome children, as well as children with any other neurological or mental disorders.
To be able to work with children using this method NBH needs a new rehabilitation room. We are planning to rebuild one more “old veranda” for this. Basing on our previous experiences we estimate the project to cost 6,000 USD (5.000 €).
We kindly ask for your donations to help us to rebuild an old veranda into the room of ABA-therapy.
Please visit this page to find out how you can donate!
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Thank you so much in advance!