Welcome to our ABA Saturday school.

The Saturday club will run for 12 weeks, with one three hour session on a Saturday morning(We run 2 intakes per year)

The location is the Essa Academy in Bolton.

This exciting new Saturday club is run for children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition utilising the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).

The group will focus on teaching communication skills, social skills, play skills and group skills.

ABA is a way of teaching people with ASC or other learning difficulties by working out what it is that will motivate them to learn, and by breaking every task down into small achievable steps.
Each step is worked on in a systematic and consistent way, using “reinforcement” or rewards to encourage the behaviours needed for future learning.

ABA teaches pupils with autism how to learn, and can be applied to the widest range of skills, including:

  • Communication skills
  • Social skills
  • Play skills
  • Independence skills
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Reading
  • Writing

It has a rich scientific history and evidence base in assisting those with developmental disabilities and there is a wealth of research, documenting the effectiveness of ABA for children with an autism spectrum condition.

Volunteer trainee tutors will work 1:1 with each child and they are trained and supervised by room leaders (experienced ABA tutors) and Behavioural supervisors, the whole Programme is overseen by a Behaviourist who is overseen by a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).

Each child will receive an assessment prior to starting and a final summary, which the family can use/present to other professionals, schools and/ or local authorities.
Your child will be supported by a 1:1 or in a group dependent on assessment results and will have targets set to aid progression in areas that you as a parent want support with, the Saturday school, is fun and your children will learn through play, arts and crafts, activities and social groups to aid communication, social, play and group skills.

*Parent Support

Parents will need to stay on the premises. Parents will gain the opportunity to meet and network with people going through similar circumstances, be provided with an insight into ABA and receive presentations from professionals including information on; charitable funding, and other presentations by professionals in the field.

To enable the club to take place we must charge £280 per child place. We are a not for profit organisation all funds PAID & donated go directly towards the running of the school - for example toys, travel expenses and insurance, room hire, management and ABA Supervision, BCBA and professional speakers and also tutor training.
Be assured any donations made will contribute directly to the provision of this service.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this application. We are very excited and looking forward to meeting you and your child/children and supporting you all.

Tell us a little about your child.

The School is located in Bolton and opens from 9.45am - 1.45pm every Saturday for a 12 week period.

The next available intake in March is at full capacity the following intake will be around Sept/Oct and will cost £280 per child for the full 12 week course.
This includes initial assessment and exit summary.

The dates for Intake 3 are: Sept/Oct TBC every Saturday for 12 weeks.

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