Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based approach known for success in helping those with Autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities reach their full potential. Research has shown that ABA can help individuals with a variety of skills such as communication, play, social, self-help, and daily living and address any challenging behaviors that they may demonstrate.
Each child's ABA intervention is assessed by a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA) and is customized in collaboration with the child's support team such as parents, siblings, extended family, teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, etc. so that the child is successful across all areas of life. ABA focuses on the motivation and why behaviors occur and uses strategies to decrease unwanted behaviors and increase socially significant behaviors.
Once treatment has started, the child will be receiving one-on-one individualized and focused treatments with a behavior technician.
ABA therapy looks different for each child because it's based on the treatment plan created by the BCBA and parents. Each session, the kids work on goals that directly relate to their treatment plans, such as requesting preferred items, imitating peers, social skills, and more. All kids in ABA also have access to our group play areas, including the sensory gym, where they can work on social skills. All treatment plans are individualized and modified.
How many hours is ABA therapy?
It depends on the child's skill set, but ABA therapy is typically between 20-40 hours a week.
Where is ABA therapy held?
At this time, we only offer in-clinic services.
Do parents need to be present during therapy?
No, parents do not need to be present during ABA therapy. However, they do need to meet with their child's case supervisor once a week to review progress. These meetings are family-led and allow us to learn about the struggles outside of therapy that we can work on with that child, such as bath time or a routine at home.
Do you work on potty training?
Yes, we do!
Do you provide transportation from school?
While we do not provide transportation, we work with multiple school districts to have kids transported from school via bus.