ABA therapy has been shown to benefit a wide range of populations but is most consistently recognized as a treatment for autism spectrum disorders. Any individual needing to improve in a developmental or behavioral area would be considered “eligible” for ABA therapy. Some insurance companies will limit coverage to those individuals who hold an autism spectrum diagnosis.
The sooner you begin intervention the better. Don’t wait! Research into the effectiveness of intervention with students demonstrates better outcome with early intervention. But, it’s never too late to start. The strategies of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) can help individuals of all ages.
Parent involvement and ability to implement Applied Behavior Analysis strategies are essential for obtaining the best long-term outcome for a child. Therefore, we are committed to our partnership with parents. Parents will be asked to participate in some sessions and will have to implement behavior plans with fidelity. We recognize this is a tremendous commitment of time and energy, but we know it is critical to success of the child’s program and both the child’s and the family’s quality of life. All of work our team does with a child is greatly amplified by the involvement and expertise of parents.
Initial assessment results are reviewed with parents by the supervising BCBA. Based on parent input and the child’s strengths and needs, relevant and achievable goals and objectives are chosen and appropriate programming designed.
ABA therapy can take place in the home, community, or school setting.