ABA stands for applied behavioral analysis. Essentially, it is a therapeutic tool that many healthcare professionals use. Most often, you can find ABA used in treatment options for children with an autism diagnosis.
ABA is handy for teaching life skills. This behavioral tool is also unique in that it can be specialized to meet each individual's needs. There is a wide range of adverse symptoms and behaviors with autism, mental illnesses, and substance abuse disorders
ABA therapy's variety gives an individualized approach to treatment. The results show better outcomes and long-term outlooks. Treatments can also teach skills that reduce self-harm.
It uses positive reinforcement that encourages good behavior and social interaction. Additionally, it can look at a child's motives and triggers that promote poor behaviors.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is another common form of treatment that can be misconstrued as ABA. CBT incorporates more of the 'talk therapy' approach. It uses a person's thought processes for assessing, identifying, and changing behaviors.
It is a much broader scope of therapy and is often used in conjunction or separately for treating the same diagnoses as ABA. On the contrary, ABA uses conditioning approaches for behavioral changes.
Through this approach, ABA can pinpoint more precisely what behaviors are causing problems. Once a therapist identifies a problematic area, they can use one or multiple treatment plans.
ABA therapy has decades of research behind it. It is an ethical and safe way to help your child progress in areas where they are struggling. ABA therapy will help your child be a better member of society.
ABA therapy will help parents understand what they can do for their children. Parents will be able to take a bigger role in their child's skill growth. If your child struggles with situations like crowds or being away from you, ABA therapy will also give you the tools you need to help them relax.
ABA therapy for kids is engaging, fun, and productive. They will gain the positive skills they need to function in our society. Your child will also understand that negative behaviors will not help them, so they will stop doing them.
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We are proud to grow our network of Service Providers We are currently accepting new network participants in The Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Our learners need in-person instruction as we transition into blended learning models.
Behavior Technicians under the supervision of a Licensed Behavior Analyst (BCBA/LBA). Our Behavior Technicians provide 1:1 Individualized therapy at home and in the community. Each child's profile of strengths are outlined in the Behavior Treatment plan customized to fit their needs.
Our curriculum addresses independent living skills, socialization and specific programming to address communication skills. Our therapists are selected based on their years of experience working in the field of developmental disabilities. Our Behavior Analysts and Technicians understand the needs of Autism Spectrum Disorders for the child and family. Making a good match for your child can be difficult, and our placement coordinator will help answer your questions and help you with the process for selecting the appropriate provider.
Each of our Behavior Analysts hold New York State Licensure and are required to hold and maintain BCBA Requirements.
We also provide ABA Therapy supplemental to Special Education Services. Our Special Education Teachers specialize in working with children who display challenging behaviors, significant deficits in social skills and communication. The focus of the session is to boost independence and teach new skills!
A new component to our ABA Program is our Mental Health Support Services for family members. We understand that not only the child with Autism needs support but also family members, caregivers around the child may be struggling with their own personal issues. Caring for a loved one with Autism Spectrum Disorders can be difficult. With all of the day to day stress of keeping up with schedules, family obligations and the balance of home and work life can leave some to feel hopeless, and some family members may be struggling with Anxiety and Depressions, Substance Abuse or other problems.
We offer confidential individual therapy, which is covered by insurance. Our team specializes in helping families and working with children that have Autism and Special Needs.
When you enroll below our team will quickly respond to your inquiry and help you with the process for Insurance Verification.