What is ABA therapy?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), in a nutshell, is a scientific, systematic approach to changing behavior by decreasing antisocial behaviors and teaching and reinforcing positive, more socially appropriate replacement behaviors. Behavior analysis focuses on the function of the target behavior – what is maintaining the behavior? Once that is determined, the child can be taught a more socially appropriate way to access what he/she wants!
Do you take insurance?
We do not take insurance.
Where do services take place?
Services can take place in home or school. Currently we are offering telehealth services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Do you work with parents, too?
Absolutely! Parents are a critical part of the team. If parents are on board and implementing positive interventions when behavior analyst is not present, success is much more likely! We are all part of a team to help your child be more successful.
Do I have to be home when you are seeing my child for therapy?
Occasionally it is ok for us to provide services when a babysitter or other caretaker is there, but we do ask that parents are home for the majority of sessions (unless sessions are taking place at school). In this way parents can be a part of the team and the behavior analyst and parent(s) can collaborate and problem solve together.
How do we start?
Typically we begin with an intake with parent/caregiver(s) only where we conduct an interview to understand exactly what behavior(s) we want to target. From there we will conduct additional assessments and provide intervention strategies. Initial services are typically completed within 4-6 sessions. We can then discuss next steps from there.