Autism Partnership Method (APM)
A FLEXIBLE Approach to Autism Research and Effective Clinical Practice since 1994
At Autism Partnership (AP), we adopt our very own treatment method called, Autism Partnership Method (APM™).
AP Method™ is a progressive model of ABA and is a high quality treatment approach for ASD.
It is based on nearly 30 years of research and effective clinical practice. In contrast to conventional ABA, the AP Method™ focuses on “in-the-moment analysis” and “clinical judgement” and is a highly flexible, yet systematic and compassionate approach, meeting the individual needs of people with ASD.
What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?
ABA is a high-quality treatment approach for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). It is based on more than 60 years of scientific research and effective clinical practice. ABA is the most widely recognized and scientifically proven treatment for ASD.
ABA uses an understanding of why behavior occurs to address a wide range of social issues, including helping individuals to learn. It uses laws of behavior that have been experimentally demonstrated, and it uses clearly defined procedures to specify how to change behavior. The primary focus of ABA is on behavior that is important to individuals, in terms of enabling them to lead more fulfilling lives.
Is all ABA the same? Why is Autism Partnership different?
While all ABA may be founded on the same foundational principles, not all ABA is alike.
ABA can take various forms depending upon the individual or agency providing the service. In addition to the skill level of the provider, there are technical and stylistic differences in implementation.
At AP, our treatment method is highly clinically driven and utilize procedures that have been developed out of working with children and from our research center. Our curriculum is all-inclusive focusing on critical foundation skills including managing behaviors, communication, social, learning-how-learn, and self-help skills. We teach in a fun and innovative way with natural reinforcements that motivate children to learn and make rapid progress.
The APM™ focuses on:
A method backed by promising treatment results
Key Elements to Achieve the Best Outcomes by Children with ASD
There are several studies demonstrating the effectiveness of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for people diagnosed with ASD, including a study conducted by Autism Partnership (2011). In these studies, the children with the best possible outcomes had these key elements in common: