Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA therapy) is the use of behavioral principles to everyday situations with the goal of either increasing or decreasing targeted behavior. This includes increasing and teaching language, self-help skills, leisure/social skills, and school readiness!
Our centers are comprised of:
- Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA)
- Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA)
- Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT)
For more information about the BACB certification requirements, please visit www.bacb.com
We offer services for toddlers and preschoolers as young as 15 months. At this age, ABA focuses on typical child developmental goals such as:
- play skills
- pointing to request
- pointing to share interest
- imitating facial expressions
- interacting with others
Sessions look like play, but our trained team of providers has an agenda to help your child make progress on these goals! We work in the natural environment, either in your home or in our center.
Services in this program are focused on children ages 3-10.
We work on:
- Expanding language skills
- Teaching conversational skills
- Increasing social skills, working together with peers, playing games
- School preparation such as following group instructions, organizing belongings, and attending to a task
Sessions at these ages can become more structured. We work with children on setting a schedule to complete tasks in a fun and motivating setting! Our goals are individualized so some children are working on building their repertoire of leisure skills while some may be working on daily living skills, such as chores. Sessions can take place in your home or in our center.
Our adolescent services are devoted to children ages 11-17 years of age. We meet adolescents at their functioning level through our individualized programming, which can include some of the following:
Advanced language and social skills:
- Advocating for yourself
- Staying on topic during conversations
- Making and maintaining friendships
- Maintaining appropriate behavior during preferred and non-preferred activities
- Becoming more independent:
- Keeping track of money
- Ordering from a restaurant
- Safety skills
- Our adolescent group participates in a number of outings, adapted sports events, and social engagements.