Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a proven, effective, research based intervention for helping individuals with autism spectrum disorders learn specific skills, such as communication, learning in school, play and social skills. In addition, these services address significant behavioral issues such as tantrums, aggression, and self-injury. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is almost 5 times more common among boys (1 in 54) than among girls (1 in 252). Regardless, positive outcomes are more likely with early diagnosis and treatment.

Children who receive intensive ABA early intervention, for at least 2 years, are more likely to participate in academic settings with their peers without autism. In ABA therapy, targeted behaviors are frequently measured and interventions are altered as needed to create the most efficient and effective outcome.

“Children with Autism do progress – early intervention is key.” 

 – National Autism Association, 2012

INDIVIDUALIZED THERAPY:

We believe that therapy should be effective and fun. We offer individualized assessment and practical teaching solutions in order to create a rewarding experience. The overall goal of this therapy is to improve skill deficits in communication, developmental, social, and intellectual skills through 1-to-1 behavioral support.

Our ABA services are tailored to meet individual needs and produce meaningful improvements over time. Sessions may occur in the home, at our clinic, or in the community. Session length will vary and is determined based on the treatment plan designed for your child. Plus, our caring team makes every effort to ensure consistent delivery of services on a weekly basis.

STEP-BY-STEP:

ABA maintains that skills are foundational and each is taught step-by-step, as demonstrated during our weekly sessions. Typical areas of development that are addressed include:

  • Tantrums
  • Difficulty waiting
  • Toileting
  • Eating skills
  • Self-injury and aggression
  • Sleeping in own bed
  • Non-compliance
  • Daily living skills (ex: washing hands)
  • Communication systems (PECS, vocal, sign, etc)
  • Motor skills
  • Age-appropriate play and leisure
  • Social skills

OUR ABA INSURANCE PARTNERS: