HOPE

Center for Autism Bangalore, Karnataka
Welcome to HOPE, center for autism, a center dedicated towards making a difference in the lives of children with ASD using principles of ABA/VB (Applied Behavior Analysis/Verbal Behavior).

Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. These signs all begin before a child is three years old. Autism affects information processing in the brain by altering how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize; how this occurs is not well understood.

About Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior (VB): ABA is scientific approach, validated by research findings, that uses principals of behavior analysis in teaching various skills and managing behaviours of children with ASD. Verbal Behavior approach uses principles of ABA to develop and teach important verbal operants mands (request items), tacts (labeling items), echoics (repeating what is heard) and intraverbals (answering questions). ABA/VB is evidence based highly effective technique to teach functional skills and develop language (verbal or signs) among children with ASD. The goal is to develop skills and manage behaviour in ways to make an individual's life as independent and successful as possible.