ABA therapy is a research-based approach that focuses on applying principles of learning and behavior to bring about measurable and meaningful change in children with autism and related disorders. Through the use of positive reinforcement and breaking down complex skills into smaller, manageable tasks, ABA creates a supportive environment where children can learn, grow, and thrive.
At the core of ABA therapy lies a comprehensive understanding of the unique needs and abilities of each child. Through careful evaluation and analysis, Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) assess each child’s skill level and challenges in areas such as communication, play, self-help, behavior, and social interaction. From there, they develop an individualized treatment plan that uses evidence-based techniques to help the child achieve their defined goals.
Depending on your child’s needs, ABA programs can be full-time or part-time. Full-time programs typically take place 6-8 hours each weekday and part-time programs take place 2-5 hours. Your BCBA will recommend the program that will have the greatest impact.
ABA therapy offers a range of benefits that can transform the lives of children with autism and related disorders. It is highly effective and has been shown to significantly improve communication, behavior, and independence. Some of the key benefits of ABA therapy include:
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Yes, ABA therapy is often covered by insurance, but the amount depends on the specifics of your plan. We are in-network providers for a number of major insurance providers. Contact us to check your coverage and start the reimbursement process.
Yes, ABA therapy has been shown to have significant long-term benefits for children with autism and related disorders. It is also the gold standard treatment for autism and is endorsed by many providers as well as national pediatric organizations.
ABA therapy utilizes a range of strategies and techniques, including positive reinforcement, natural environment training, shaping, discrete trial training, and prompting. Techniques are catered to a child’s level, interests, and needs.
No, ABA therapy is not harmful. It is a research-backed intervention that has been proven to be safe and effective for children with autism and related disorders. The intentions of ABA therapy are to foster positive behavior, communication, and independence skills. ABA staff are highly professional, compassionate, and experienced professionals. Our staff and clinical methodology are aligned with the most current ethical practices, we do not endorse exclusionary or restraining. Instead we rely on teaching functional communication and alternative positive behaviors.
The duration of an ABA program depends on a number of factors, including the severity and type of disorder. When enrolled in a program, BCBAs will develop individualized treatment plans and evaluate progress on a regular basis to make adjustments when necessary. For best results, ABA therapy must be consistent and incorporated at home.
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