Our vision is to make a positive change to the quality of your child’s life by building skills essential for successful participation in their community, for forming meaningful relationships, and for promoting independence.

 
Our ABA programs are tailored to meet the unique needs of every individual.
No two programs are the same, because no two learners are the same!

 

Our programs focus on building on existing skills and strengths, identifying current skill deficits, and teaching new skills to allow the individual to be more independent and able to successfully take part in your family life, educational setting, and in the community.

Progress is continuously monitored and therapy practices are frequently revised to allow changes to the program as necessary to ensure that your child is progressing toward his or her goals. The program may address goals across a range of developmental domains including: communication, social skills, play skills, personal independence and self-care, and motor skills. The program may also focus on reduction of challenging behaviours that are putting your child at risk, are interfering with learning or lowering the quality of your child’s and your life.

 

Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention (EIBI):

 

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About our Team

Alexandra Ahlgren
Program Supervisor

Alexandra began her career in ABA in 2013 when she commenced employment as an in-home therapist with children with autism. She provided 1:1 therapy to children in home, as well as in-centre, in childcare settings, and schools. She quickly progressed in to a role of Senior Behaviour Therapist and then Program Supervisor at the Lizard Children’s Centre in Adelaide. In her role as a Program Supervisor she has overseen the ABA programs for clients between the ages of 18 months and 10 years. This has included designing and overseeing programs addressing skill deficits across all developmental domains, conducting functional behaviour assessments and designing behaviour support plans, using a range of skill assessment tools, reporting on initial assessments and client progress to caregivers as well as the NDIA, and providing ongoing support to staff at schools, kindergartens and day/child care centres. She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) since 2015 and is the founder of ABA for Change.

Alexandra is passionate about providing services to the highest standard possible to her clients and takes a particular interest in teaching functional communication skills, increasing personal independence skills and reducing challenging behaviours.

 

 

 

 

Kate Whitehead
Program Supervisor

 

Kate has been working in the field of ABA since 2013. She began as an in-home therapist working with children with autism and related developmental disorders first for Rocket ASD Specialists, and then for Lizard Centre in Adelaide. She worked as an in-home therapist for 2 years, then progressed to a Senior Behaviour Therapist in 2015, before becoming a Program Supervisor in January 2017. During this time Kate provided 1:1 therapy to children in home, centre, and childcare settings, as well as providing 1:1 shadow support in childcare, kindergarten and school settings. As a Program Supervisor Kate frequently collaborated with educators at childcares, kindergartens, and schools to provide consistent support to her clients across their home, educational, and community environments. Kate completed her Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis through Arizona State University in August 2017, and is a Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA). Kate has extensive experience with functional communication training to reduce challenging behaviour, and providing parent, educator, and therapist training. Kate’s special interests include reduction of challenging behaviour that present a barrier to learning through functional communication training, increasing communication through PECS and other AACs for non-vocal learners, and disseminating information about ABA through presentations and professional development workshops.

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KATE WHITEHEAD

Contact

Alexandra
email: alex@abaforchange.com.au
phone: 0435-847 325

Kate
email: kate@abaforchange.com.au
phone: 0435-945 442