We provide ABA therapy for autism in the home, in office, in schools, and within the community. As your child learns new skills, we will help them to transfer their behaviors to various settings. Let us help your family find success with our ABA therapy team.
A Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will conduct a comprehensive functional behavioral assessment (FBA). The assessment is the first step to identifying and understanding why a child behaves and reacts to certain things. It uses a variety of proven and tested techniques to understand what’s behind the inappropriate behaviors. This includes looking at non-academic factors that might be contributing to a child’s frustration with learning or acquiring new skills. Once the assessment is completed, the BCBA creates a customized behavior intervention plan.
The behavior intervention plan is created based on the assessment and ABA services are provided one on one with your child. Services are provided under the supervision of the BCBA by Behavior Therapists. The Behavior Therapist will implement Behavior Intervention Plan designed to help lessen negative behaviors and promote positive and pro-social behaviors.
Parents are always the first and most direct line of care to a child. As such, there is a strong parent training element to all of our behavior plans which include collecting parental input relating to therapy and helping parents be a part of the positive therapy process.
For children struggling with ASD, the challenges they face relate to peer to peer social interactions. For children who benefit from these events, we have a bi-weekly social skills group. This allows the children to interact in a safe controlled environment with clinical supervision and instruction.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior.
It helps us understand:
How behavior works
How behavior is affected by the environment
How learning takes place
ABA therapy applies our understanding of how behavior works to real situations. The goal is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning.
The benefits of ABA therapy include but are not limited to:
The methods of behavior analysis have been used and studied for decades. They have helped many kinds of learners gain different skills – from healthier lifestyles to learning a new language. Therapists have used ABA to help children with autism and related developmental disorders since the 1960s.
Applied Behavior Analysis involves many techniques for understanding and changing behavior. ABA is a flexible treatment:
Positive Reinforcement Positive reinforcement is one of the main strategies used in ABA. When a behavior is followed by something that is valued (a reward), a person is more likely to repeat that behavior. Over time, this encourages positive behavior change.
Understanding antecedents (what happens before a behavior occurs) and consequences (what happens after the behavior) is another important part of any ABA program. Knowing antecedents, behaviors, and consequences helps us understand why a behavior may be happening How different consequences could affect whether the behavior is likely to happen again.
If you would like to talk to someone on our ABA therapy team to discuss specific questions that you may have about your child and their needs, please email or call us. We would love to help you through this process.