Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Based-Therapy and Habilitation Services
Therapy based in 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. The National Academy of Sciences recognizes ABA as the best research supported approach for children on the autism spectrum, as well as the Association for Science in Autism Treatment.
ABA therapy is offered for children in clinic, home and community settings.** Therapy is individualized to each child based on an initial assessment (e.g. ABLLS-R, VB-MAPP or other) and continually modified based on the child’s progress of measurable goals. 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 also believe strongly that everyone in a child’s environment can influence children. 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.*
*BCSNA does not currently provide transportation for consumers, but service providers will travel to wherever the consumer typically goes to provide quality in-home and community services as necessary.**Many ABA services are available in Spanish.