FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
What is ABA?
ABA or Applied Behavior Analysis is a behavioral science that researches the most effective ways to reduce or improve a variety of behaviors, such as aggression, communication, self-stimulatory behaviors, etc. ABA uses scientifically validated approaches and interventions and applies them to everyday environments to help individuals.
What does ABA teach?
ABA therapy programs are comprehensive and cover a variety of areas in which a child needs to be successful. Skills are broken down into small steps. These steps are then arranged into a clear and logical hierarchy and taught one by one. These areas include: Language skills, Behavioral skills, Cognitive/Academic skills, Social skills, Self Help/Daily Living skills, Motor skills, and Play/Leisure skills. The overall goal for an ABA program should always be that the child is learning to learn.
How much growth will I see?
This is more than a question for us. It is an attitude and intention that we breathe, envision and strive to make possible for each individual and his/her family. Using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, we individually develop a program model that treats each person for their own unique set of needs.
We address the characteristics of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) and other neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders from the perspective that all children can learn. It is up to us, as accountable professionals, through on-going collaboration with other professional service providers to discover the learning modalities that will enhance the skill development (cognitive, behavioral, and developmental) of each individual. Once these modalities are identified, we are then able to put the structures in place to maximize the individual’s potential across people, settings and environments.
How long will services last?
Our perspective and service are driven by the needs of the child. We are a child and family focused service, and will always communicate the services we feel are in the client 's best interest. Services can range from 6 months to 5 years, depending on the changing needs of the client
How early is too early to begin services?
Recent research shows that the earlier services begin, the greater the outcome for the client. Services can start as young as 18 months, with programming evolving as the child develops. If you have questions about your specific situation in regards to starting services, please contact us!
What does a typical session look like?
There is no such thing as a typical session! Each program is different, based on the clinical needs of the client. We provide services in a variety of environments, including homes, schools, day cares, and other community spaces.
Can I learn to implement the programs?
Yes, you can! Each family will be provided with a customized parent training curriculum that provides the tools to implement the program.
Which insurance providers do we accept?
We currently accept Kaiser