AP Method™ provides comprehensive treatment dealing with all areas of learning, including social skills, communication, play, and independent living, while addressing behaviors that interfere with learning. In contrast, Conventional ABA is more limited in its scope and doesn’t address the whole person.
“AP is a compassionate, happy place, unlike other autism centers that are often cold and purely clinical. At AP, you can tell the therapists love what they do. When you enter, you hear children laugh, having fun, being kids. It’s a marriage of intensive, clinical treatment with compassion and fun. They’re so much positivity. It shouldn’t require moving mountains to get this kind of care. The state of affairs of standard care is awful. After seeing what good care involves and can accomplish for these kids, we feel this is a critical issue—we must make this the mainstream, rather than the exception.”
~Arun Gupta, APF Board Member Founder, CEO, and Executive Chairman of Quartet
Staff training and ongoing staff support is integral to the AP Method™. Conventional ABA training is often time-based, ~40 hours total, check the box, and you’re done, “ready” to treat a child with a complex disorder. AP Method™ training is performance based – it’s not about how many hours, but when you attain the necessary skills. No less rigorous or precise than the training regimens of surgeons or civil engineers.