ABA is short for Applied Behavior Analysis. BCBAs are Board Certified Behavior Analysis, who have specialized coursework/degree within ABA and need experience in ABA before being able to sit for the board examination.
In order to find out more about behavior analysis, check out the Behavior Analyst Certification Board here: https://www.bacb.com/
For further information on ABA, here is short and informative article from Psychology Today on ABA:
Nope! We tailor our programs to your child's needs and work with them so they are highly motivated. We specialize in naturalized environment training and pivotal response training. Obviously, there are times when treatment calls for sitting at a desk/table, but there is a reason behind the madness and you will know why we are doing it. If your child isn't motivated during ABA, then we are not doing our job!
Absolutely! In fact, we love when parents are present and involved in home-based treatment. This often helps with generalization and the transfer of newly learned skills to you, so we welcome all of the family to be involved. We also understand if parents have to work while we are there and can make sure we set-up specific parent training sessions so that parents, siblings and/or other caretakers understand how to use the behavior plans and implement programs.
Yes! While it cannot cure any diagnosis or disease, it can successfully be used for treatment. Check the links below to find more in-depth information from studies and the government on the credibility and effectiveness of ABA treatment.
Our focus is to have your child progress to the point where we don't have a job anymore!
This will vary based upon level of functioning of the child, any maladaptive/aberrant behaviors that are presenting themselves that will need to be decreased before skills can be taught, and how available the family is for treatment.
Often, children will need multiple years of ABA treatment if they are behind on multiple skill/domain areas. Level of cognitive functioning can impact the learner's ability to retain information which could increase the amount of time treatment is needed. Other times, parents may just need some support/coaching through specific behavior plans and this may just last a few months.
In order for us to develop a treatment plan, an initial assessment will be completed on the learner so that we can identify which areas/skills need to be addressed. On average, every 6 months your learner will go through a reassessment where we can gauge how well treatment has worked, and formulate a new treatment plan (if needed).
We've worked for the big companies. Yes, their huge, beautiful facility can be very appealing, however, that huge facility and organizational structure of those companies make them very top-heavy, with lots of overhead. They pass on the costs to you by way of over-scheduling the BCBAs and therapists so that they can't provide quality treatment and case management of your loved-one, nor provide the amount of parent training that is needed in order to achieve a truly effective, well-rounded program.
Your ABA provider needs to be consistent in parent training/coaching, technician training/supervision and program modification in order to achieve our desired outcome.
This is why the big ABA companies often have their clients for years with 15-30hrs/wk of 1:1 therapy, making minimal progress.
We aim to change that!
If you have questions about the opportunities available to you within our ABA therapy, feel free to send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 8:00pm (appointments needed)
Saturday - Sunday: Closed, however appointments can be arranged!