Therapy based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a systematic evaluation and teaching approach based on B.F. Skinner’s analysis of behavior and the subsequent contributions of other contemporary behavior analysts. Both the National Academy of Sciences and the Association for Science in Autism Treatment recognize ABA as the best research-supported approach for children on the autism spectrum.
All ABA therapists hold at least a Bachelor’s degree and have completed specialized training in ABA and Positive Behavior Support training. The initial assessment (including curriculum development) and ongoing supervision of the program is provided by a Master’s or Doctorate level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
We strongly believe that everyone in a child’s environment has an influence on them. Therefore, we provide a Parent-as-Therapist focus that allows parents to serve as therapists for their own child (either in place of or in addition to an ABA therapist from our services). We provide ongoing training, support and consultation for parents interested in this approach.