Applied Behavioral Analysis
We provide an intensive clinic-based approach to our clients (15-40 hours a week). Our goal is to systematically teach appropriate skills in individual and group settings. Evidence shows that this intensive model allows the individual to appropriately reduce services, gain independence, and move to a less restrictive environment faster! Therefore, it is personalized to each individual! We do not believe in a cookie cutter approach as everyone is different, with different skills and different inappropriate and challenging behaviors.
What is it?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is designed to decrease inappropriate and challenging behaviors and teach socially appropriate replacement behaviors. ABA teaches skills necessary for the individual to gain independence without behaviors. For example:
- Physical Aggression
- Verbal Aggression,
- Property Destruction
- Self-Injury, Self-Stimulation
- Spitting, etc.
Teach the following skills without behaviors:
- Safety Skills
- Social Skills
- Conversation Skills
- Daily Living Skills (i.e. dressing, eating, washing hands, brushing teeth, meal preparation, cleaning, etc.),
- Toleration of Denied/Delayed Access
- Engagement in Non-Preferred Activities, Leisure Activities, Problem Solving, Self-Advocacy, etc.
ABA is designed to assist individuals of all ages and diagnoses!
For example: speech disorders, ADHD, ODD, ASD, Down Syndrome, etc.
Currently, we work with ages 0-12.
Medicaid and Tricare
Do we Co-Treat?
ABSOLUTELY! We offer co-treating with physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), and speech therapy (SLP). They are able to see our clients while they are in the clinic and extra scheduled therapies would not be necessary.
Our clinic is under the direction of a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). This credential is given by the Board Association of Behavior Analysis (BACB). Direct therapists are Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) or working toward their RBT. They are directly supervised by a BCBA.