What is ABA?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the only evidence-based intervention recognized by the U.S. Surgeon General’s office as an effective autism treatment. ABA is an essential and significantly valid method of educating individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and behavioral disorders. ABA uses principles from learning theory to optimize your child’s growth.
Center-Based and In-Home ABA Services
Our therapists can perform ABA therapy in a natural environment such as a home-based setting, community, or school. We can also provide therapy in a structured environment in one of our centers. Each location offers unique treatment benefits for children with autism.
- Center-Based ABA programs provide your child the opportunity to learn skills in a structured and natural environment. If a child will soon enter school, center-based ABA can help accustom them to the routine of going to a set location to learn. Learners benefit from individual and group activities geared toward each individual goal, as well as the opportunity to increase Social Skills, Appropriate Behavior, Language, and Communication Skills. Speech/language and Occupational therapy can be integrated into the center-based ABA program.
- Home-based ABA therapy is a great way to teach skills that a child uses at home, such as teaching children to feed themselves, go to bed at a certain time, and use the bathroom.
How Does ABA Work?
Step 1. We get to know your child and family’s needs.
To begin ABA therapy, one of our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs®) will meet with your family to understand your child’s greatest needs and current skills.
Step 2. Treatment Planning
Our BCBAs create an individualized treatment plan based on YOUR desired targets, and the needs of your child.
Step 3. The road to SUCCESS
Utilizing a play-based model and incorporating your child’s preferred items, our trained therapists will help your child learn and retain important skills they can use at school, at home, and in everyday situations.
First, the skills that need to be taught are further broken down into small steps and the child is assisted (prompted) to progress through these steps and rewarded (positively reinforced) for even small attempts. Then, as the child makes progress, the prompts are gradually removed and the positive reinforcement is given less frequently. By proceeding in this careful, systematic manner, the behavior analyst working with the child can see—and remove—barriers that prevent success and revise the plan so that success is eventually achieved.
Ongoing Insurance Support
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Our Behavior Analytic Social Skills instruction is designed and supervised by BCBAs. The program utilizes a play model to teach children 3-17 years of age. Emphasis is placed on learning appropriate response to greetings and play initiations, natural peer-to-peer interaction, and developing communication skills.