What is ABA? Applied Behavior Analysis is the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree, and to demonstrate that the interventions employed are responsible for the improvement in behavior. Baer, Wolf & Risley, 1968; Sulzer-Azaroff & Mayer, 1991
Our program includes the following:
Phone interview with parent or caregiver
A phone interview is scheduled between the family and case manager to determine whether we will be a good fit for your child. At this time we will also discuss scheduling needs, confirm benefits and request authorization before beginning the initial assessment.
The initial clinical assessment will be completed by a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) using best practices. This will include record review, direct observation, parent interview, and the actual assessment typically consisting of the VB-MAPP or ADOS.
ABA programs are specific to each child but all programs will include teaching in the natural environment (NET) and teaching at the table (DTT) both approaches offer the learner a wide range of benefits. Mixed verbal operant programs and precision teaching are included as much as possible. Additionally parents receive weekly progress reports.
The ABA Therapist is supervised on a weekly basis by the BCBA. There is written and oral communication and feedback between therapist and supervisor to ensure all program details are followed.
All insurance companies do require a formalized reassessment of the child’s progress and goals every six months. To ensure your child’s success our BCBAs offer ongoing curriculum planning and parent training on a weekly basis.