Trauma can stem from both sudden, distressing events and ongoing difficult situations, like accidents, abuse, or violence witnessed or experienced directly. For children, trauma might result from experiences like feeling abandoned, rejected, or powerless. This kind of trauma can lead to PTSD, which can interfere with the brain's ability to access the prefrontal cortex, resulting in the symptoms listed below.
Certain research indicates that individuals diagnosed with ASD often experience and are significantly impacted by traumatic incidents. Additionally, these studies reveal a heightened vulnerability of individuals with ASD to develop PTSD, displaying higher occurrences of this condition compared to the general population.
Symptoms of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Key Protective Factors of Trauma or PTSD
NDBI stands for Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions. It's an approach commonly used in the treatment and support of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). NDBIs are based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) but focus on naturalistic settings and interactions to promote skill development and social engagement.
Key features of NDBIs include:
Overall, NDBIs aim to promote holistic development by integrating intervention into the natural routines and environments of individuals with ASD, thereby supporting skill acquisition and generalization across various contexts.
At The Hope Source, we uphold a steadfast commitment to ethical, evidence-based, and trauma-responsive practices, underpinning our therapeutic services designed to support individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Indiana. Among our array of offerings including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, we pride ourselves on seamless integration to ensure consistent care and tangible progress for our clients.
What sets us apart is our innovative approach, merging Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions (NDBIs) with ABA principles. Our method emphasizes the natural environment as a pivotal setting for learning, aligning with NDBI's focus on fostering skill development and social engagement through everyday interactions. By tailoring interventions to the unique needs and strengths of each individual with ASD, we prioritize holistic development and functional skill acquisition within their daily routines.
Central to our practice is the integration of evidence-based strategies, anchored in the core tenets of ABA. We leverage this framework not only to enhance socially significant behaviors but also to provide crucial support in mitigating behaviors that may impede our clients' quality of life. With a keen focus on nurturing social, emotional, and cognitive aspects of neurodevelopment, we target specific criteria outlined within the Autism Spectrum Disorder in the DSM-5, such as nonverbal communication and flexible thinking. Our dynamic and meaningful approach ensures enduring outcomes, steering clear of compliance-centered training in favor of fostering comprehensive and steady progress for those we serve.
To raise the bar by providing cutting-edge, dynamic and authentic learning opportunities to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families for the development of meaningful relationships and real world success.
To be a leader in the ASD field for ABA practice reform by educating clinicians on critical interdisciplinary collaboration and evidence-based practices that will expand competence in relevant areas of mental health, trauma, neurodevelopment and ethics.
At The Hope Source, commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is not just a statement to be made, but they have been core values and practices since 2007. As with our clients, we believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone is valued, celebrated and supported with dignity and respect no matter where they are in their p
At The Hope Source, commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is not just a statement to be made, but they have been core values and practices since 2007. As with our clients, we believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone is valued, celebrated and supported with dignity and respect no matter where they are in their professional or personal life journeys. We believe that people should never stop learning and growing, without a diverse workplace, our mission could not be possible.