Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the most effective, evidence-based treatment to help overcome challenging behaviors and develop appropriate social skills. By replacing undesired behaviors with more functional behaviors, we help foster meaningful interactions and establish positive relationships.
We provide services in the setting(s) where problem behaviors are most likely to occur. Based on our initial assessment, we will recommend center-based, home-based and/or school-based services. Because skills should be generalized across various settings, community-based services may also be integrated as part of the treatment plan.
We use a client-tailored approach to design an individualized ABA program for your child’s specific needs. This begins with an initial assessment conducted by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Our assessment tools will give an objective overview of your child’s performance compared to their age-related peers. These findings will help determine your child’s strengths and weaknesses, identifying detailed areas for improvement.
The BCBA will meet with you to go over a detailed report and review your child’s treatment plan. Once the assessment has been completed and goals have been reviewed, your child is ready to begin ABA therapy!
To monitor your child’s progress, the BCBA will perform ongoing re-evaluations every 3-6 months and update their treatment goals according to their current performance.
The initial assessment provides thorough information about your child’s skills in the following areas:
Your child's intervention program will be developed based on his/her needs and the needs of your family. We focus on your child's strengths to overcome their challenges. ABA is the leading, research-based intervention proven to bring about positive, significant change in behavior for individuals with autism and learning disabilities. ABA has been endorsed by state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Surgeon General.
Our 1:1 ABA therapy sessions focus around creating an environment to make learning easier and more enjoyable for your child. Our clinicians will work closely with you, your family, therapy team, and educators to ensure that your child’s behavior plan and treatment goals are significant, appropriate, and attainable. All treatment plans are evaluated through ongoing data collection and analysis to ensure that your child is working towards his/her unique goals.
Some areas our programs can address:
Through the duration of 1:1 ABA therapy services all ABA therapists will receive ongoing supervision by a BCBA assigned to your child's case. Supervision will take place through direct observation and data analysis to ensure that your child is progressing and meeting his/her goals.
Parent/Caregiver training is a crucial component of all of our programs. Read more about our caregiver training here.
Because every behavior serves a purpose, it is important to identify the reason(s) the behavior is occurring. An FBA is conducted by using direct and indirect strategies to assess the undesired behavior(s). This allows us to assist educators in finding a function (or purpose) for your child's behavior and develop a BIP (see below). The FBA is an integral part of a comprehensive evaluation.
A FAA is another method in finding the function(s) of behavior. By systematically manipulating certain variables, we are able to determine the cause of the behavior.
After the initial assessment, our BCBAs will develop an individualized program for your child that will be implemented by our therapists and supervised by our BCBAs.
A BIP is designed to teach and reward positive behaviors and is based on the FBA. BIPs are proven to significantly reduce problem behaviors in the school, resulting in a more positive school environment and increased academic performance.