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- What is FirstPath Autism?
- Who can use FirstPath Autism?
- Who developed FirstPath Autism?
- I don’t know if I will have the time and energy to implement a 35-40 hours per week program. Will FirstPath Autism still work for me and my child?
- How do I begin using FirstPath Autism?
- Do I have to be a computer whiz to utilize FirstPath Autism?
- Can the FirstPath Autism program be used with children who aren’t diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder?
- I am a professional. How would FirstPath Autism help me in my work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder?
- How much does FirstPath Autism cost?
- I am ready to try FirstPath Autism. How do I sign up?
- I am experiencing a technical problem with the website, payment, or accessing the video library. How do I get help?
- What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?
- What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
What is FirstPath Autism?
FirstPath Autism is an affordable service created by professionals in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)* that allows you to access to the same evidence-based treatments used in one-on-one therapy sessions with children with Autism. FirstPath Autism combines effective behavior management with skills training. Our sequential treatment videos show you—using real therapeutic interactions—how to progress from behavior management through social and academic skill development. FirstPath teaches a wide array of skills that improve lifestyles for children and their families.
Who can use FirstPathAutism?
Parents/caregivers of children with Autism, professionals such as teachers, speech therapists, behavior analysts, and anyone who will be involved in a child’s treatment and educational program can utilize FirstPath Autism.
Who developed FirstPath Autism?
FirstPath utilizes research and treatment strategies developed by O. Ivar Lovaas and B.F. Skinner, renowned experts in the field of Behavior Analysis. The FirstPath Autism program was developed by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Licensed Psychologist and other professionals in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. In clinical practice, the FirstPath program has achieved an 85% to 90% success rate for children intensively treated, based on three to five years of one-on-one therapy of 35-40 hours per week, and has achieved similar rates in children with less-intensive skills and behavior management programs.
I don’t know if I will have the time and energy to implement a 35-40 hours per week program. Will FirstPath Autism still work for me and my child?
Yes. FirstPath Autism allows you to customize your child’s skills training so that you can work at your own pace and at your child’s comfort level. Research does show that the more hours of skills training the better, but you will see improvement in your child’s skills and behaviors if you follow FirstPath’s strategies and treatments even if you can’t implement a more intensive schedule.
How do I begin using FirstPath Autism?
With your FirstPath Autism membership, you will enjoy access to the same tools and techniques used for decades by Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) professionals. This includes a growing library of videos to help you improve your child’s behaviors and skills, with easy-to-follow lesson guides accompanying each video. If you need additional help or have any questions, FirstPath offers phone support from experienced ABA professionals to help you and your child more effectively navigate your child’s program and enriched learning experiences.
Do I have to be a computer whiz to utilize FirstPath Autism?
No. FirstPath Autism provides a low-cost, long-term solution that requires no complex software. Once you receive your treatment package, you are good to go!
Can the FirstPath Autism program be used with children who aren’t diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Yes. As research shows, Applied Behavior Analysis-based strategies and techniques can be utilized with any child for skills training, including behavior management. Behavior is treated as a skill and misbehaving can be turned around to good behavior using FirstPath Autism’s proven methods and strategies.
I am a professional. How would FirstPath Autism help me in my work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder?
FirstPath Autism offers information and insights into evidence-based autism treatments. Over the past decade, FirstPath Autism’s founder, Romina Kiryakous, has developed an ABA approach to autism treatment that achieves an 85% to 90% success rate.
Our unique video series shows real interactions between children with autism and therapists trained in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). ABA therapy has the highest success rate and is the most widely recommended treatment for autism.
Benefits to professionals include:
- Strategies and treatments used by ABA therapists.
- Videos available anytime, anywhere to support early intervention.
- Live treatment support from experienced ABA professionals.
- Lifetime access to growing library of videos and lesson guides.
- Low-cost, long-term solution requires no complex software.
The monthly subscription fee is $49 per month.
I am ready to try FirstPath Autism. How do I sign up?
Sign up a free 14-day trial today. Once your 14-day free trial has expired, you can choose to become a member or let your trial expire with no obligation. If you decide you do not want to continue your trial, simply cancel your trial on your account page.
I am experiencing a technical problem with the website, payment, or accessing the video library. How do I get help?
If you are experiencing any technical problems please contact us. We’ll respond within 24-48 hours, Monday – Friday, excluding holidays.
* What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the application of behavioral procedures to socially significant behaviors. These behavioral procedures are based on the study of human behavior (behavior analysis) and basic learning theory. One of the applications of ABA is in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders**.
** What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs a child’s ability to communicate and interact with others. It also includes restricted repetitive behaviors, interests and activities. These issues cause significant impairment in social, occupational and other areas of functioning. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is now defined by the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) as a single disorder that includes disorders that were previously considered separate — autism, Asperger’s syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified.