Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) can help your child or young adult with problem behaviors, school readiness, social skills and activity or daily living skills. We also help parents through the process. Learn more below.
What is ABA?
ABA Therapy uses basic behavioral practices (positive reinforcement, repetition, and prompting) to facilitate the development of language, positive skills and social behavior, as well as to help reduce everyday social problems and serious behavior disorders.
We work with all ages, from toddlers to teens, to provide one-on-one therapy at home, in our center, and in the community. Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) design and oversee function-based treatments associated with the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Areas we can help:
- Problem Behaviors
- Learner Readiness
- Social Skills
- Activity or Daily Living Skills (ADLs)
- Parent Training
How It Works: From Diagnosis to Treatment
After an autism diagnosis from a psychologist or medical doctor, families are advised to seek autism treatment through an ABA agency.
Here’s what to expect: First, the case supervisor/BCBA will meet with caregivers to begin assessment. Every story is unique, and our first task is to listen and get to know family histories, development, diagnosis, and challenges in the home and school. We’ll ask things like how frequently are tantrums happening, what do they look like, and what have you tried already?
Assessment consists of interviews with family members, teachers and other caregivers, as well as observations and interactions across settings and sessions to gain a comprehensive understanding of the individual. Even though we conduct a thorough record review of IEPs, Speech/OT records, and psychoeducational evaluations, we spend a lot of time in-person to learn about you and your family in real life, not just on paper.
After the assessment phase, the BCBA will propose a set of goals for behaviors to increase and behaviors to decrease, the recommendation for the number of hours of therapy per week, and introduce you to members of the treatment team who will provide intervention services. At this point, the parents, BCBA and therapists have formed a new relationship as a treatment team, working together through positive behavioral changes that build independence and transform lives.