Applied Behavioral Analysis, or "ABA" is evidence based therapy that aims to improve socially important behavior by using various intervention methods. ABA Therapy works on increasing desired behaviors and learning new skills as well as decreasing negative behaviors. Our goal is that our clients will generalize these skills to their natural environments and with their natural caregivers.
Why does my child need ABA?
Many studies show that ABA Therapy is an effective tool used for increasing new behaviors and teaching new skills. Research states that when ABA starts during early childhood, children produce large gains in development.
What are the principles of ABA?
The principles of ABA is that there is a functional relationship between a behavior and it's environment and settings within the environment. These principles are used to design effective treatment planning for each individual child within their environment.
What does an ABA Therapy session normally look like?
In home ABA Therapy sessions are performed by therapist which include Registered Behavior Technicians, Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst or Board Certified Behavior Analyst. These certified therapist come into your home to work with your child. A typical session involves play time that includes learning, reinforcement breaks, and at times table activities. We strive to have fun throughout session so our children enjoy therapy. Parent training will also occur in the session as well as outside of the session.
Will my insurance cover ABA?
After an Autism Diagnosis is given, most insurances cover ABA with some having restrictions and limitations on how much or how often ABA can occur.
What is "Social Skills"?
A form of group therapy sessions that involves 2 or more children that is geared towards working with those with disabilities. In Social Skills group therapy sessions, we work on instructions within a group, to build skills such as cooperating, cover sating and sharing with peers. A common myth is that social skills is only for high functioning autism, when in fact it can help all children on the spectrum.
Will my insurance cover social skills?
Medicaid covers group therapy social skills environments. Tricare will begin covering social skills groups in August 2021.