ABA Therapy FAQ
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Check out the most commonly asked questions below and let us know how we can help get the rest of your questions answered.
What is Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)?
ABA’s Goal Is To Help Build Skills & Reduce Maladaptive Behaviors
ABA Therapy helps children who aren’t thriving in their current settings by using techniques proven to increase your child’s motivation and improve skills like speech, cooperation, taking turns, making friends, motor skills, hygiene, personal safety, and more.
In addition to skill building, ABA Therapy can minimize behaviors that inhibit learning, or are otherwise inappropriate. We focus on reducing rates of the unwanted behavior while teaching the child to use more appropriate means to get their needs met.
Who Provides ABA Services?
Licensed doctoral level professionals perform diagnostic assessments and oversee treatment.
Behavior Analysts are experienced and licensed ABA professionals. They develop curricula for their clients and supervise teaching.
RBTs / Behavior Technicians
Our registered behavior technicians (RBTs) are the caring professionals who work hand in hand with your child. They implement the treatment plans designed by your Behavior Analyst.
Where are ABA Services Provided?
ABS Provides A Variety Of Service Location Options
It can be helpful for our Behavior Intervention Team to understand your child’s environment and it can be helpful for your child to practice behaviors in familiar surroundings.
ASD symptoms do not end at your front door! While most treatment takes place in the child’s home, ABS can provide treatment in all settings in which the child is experiencing difficulty.
When Are ABA Services Provided?
We Provide ABA Services For Children Ages 2-18
Decades of research has established that the intensity of ABA treatment is a key element in helping a child make lasting gains in his/her functional abilities. Treatment programs range from 10-40 hours per week of direct care depending upon the child’s needs. Sessions are typically between two and four hours at a time, and Behavior Technicians generally provide services on a daily basis.
How Do I Know If Treatment Is Effective?
Data Driven Results
ABA is a data-driven therapy; Behavior Analysts depend on real-time measurement of behavior to guide intervention decisions. ABS uses a data tracking program that instantly creates readable graphs so that performance can be monitored. This allows ABS to efficiently modify goals and programs so that treatment is always being customized to fit a child’s needs. This system also allows parents to have a detailed understanding of how intervention is progressing across target areas. ABS makes it a priority to communicate this information to other providers involved in your child’s care so that they are also up to date on his/her progress.
ABA Can Help Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders Live More Fulfilling Lives
ABA is used to improve functioning across all developmental domains, including communication skills, social skills, and self-care skills. ABA is the only treatment for ASD that has been designated as medically necessary. ABA’s focus on intensive service provision, data-driven analysis, and attention to skill acquisition simultaneous with reduction in problem behavior provides a highly effective means of achieving substantive gains. ABA is increasingly covered by health insurance providers, making it an accessible treatment option for many families.
What Makes ABS Different?
ABS is committed to providing the most effective treatment possible for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. We are dedicated to ensuring that our treatment is defined by:
- Individualized, responsive care
- Ongoing support and training for parents/caregivers
- Treatment decisions that are guided by data and informed by research
- Commitment to qualified, professional Behavior Analysts
- Active collaboration with other providers to ensure continuity of care