Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy
ABA therapy is a scientifically-validated treatment that brings about positive, meaningful improvement in language, communication, social, safety, self-care, and academic skills in individuals with skill deficits. It is widely recognized as the most effective, evidence-based treatment for autism by many state and federal agencies including the United States Surgeon General, the New York State Department of Health, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
We provide up to 40 hours per week of in-home, Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) to young children with autism as well as work with older individuals, with or without a diagnosis, who may require less intensive behavioral intervention. Our approach to ABA therapy helps ensure that our clients, young and old, not only enjoy attending therapy sessions but are also able to maintain skills and generalize the skills they learn to a variety of situations.
Our staff are experts in reducing or eliminating behavior problems. The frequency, duration and/or intensity of problem behavior can be addressed through the use of humane, positive behavior reduction methods. We have successfully treated a wide-variety of problem behaviors.
A Board Certified and Licensed Behavior Analyst will first conduct a functional behavior assessment (FBA) to determine the underlying cause of the behavior. Then an individualized plan, specific to the individual’s problematic behavior, will be developed and those directly involved will be trained on how to effectively implement the plan. We systematically monitor progress, adjust the plan as necessary, and gradually fade ourselves out once the behavior is changing in the desired direction.
Common problem behaviors include: