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Child ABA Therapy (Ages 2-12)

Whether you’ve just received an autism diagnosis for your toddler, or you have a school-aged child on the spectrum, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, including its components such as discrete trial training, is the most effective, evidence-based treatment. ABA therapy is endorsed by the U.S. Surgeon General’s office, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, among other organizations and agencies.

Early intervention using ABA therapy yields the best results for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. And ABA Centers of America’s resources and flexible ABA programs mean there’s no long waiting list for your child to begin therapy.

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ABA Therapy for Children (Ages 2-12) With Autism

Whether you’ve just received an autism diagnosis for your toddler, or you have a school-aged child on the spectrum, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, including its components such as discrete trial training, is the most effective, evidence-based treatment. ABA therapy is endorsed by the U.S. Surgeon General’s office, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, among other organizations and agencies.

Early intervention using ABA therapy yields the best results for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. And ABA Centers of America’s resources and flexible ABA programs mean there’s no long waiting list for your child to begin therapy.

ABA Centers of America Works Toward the Following Goals

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Learning critical life skills

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Alternatives to unwanted behavior

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Building up inherent strengths

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Developing social and communication skills

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How Does ABA Therapy Help Children with Autism?

Our program for toddlers and pre-K kids is an intensive, all-day service focused on getting your child ready for school.

For older children, we offer after-school programs as well as many other customized daily therapy options. ABA therapy can be a great complement to other forms of treatment, such as occupational therapy.

ABA Therapy for toddlers, children and adolescents may include emphasis and positive reinforcement on:

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  • Communication skills
  • Potty training
  • Sitting
  • Social skills 
  • Self-care  
  • Getting dressed 
  • Playing 
  • Safety 
  • Attention and focus 
  • Parent training 

Individualized ABA Therapy 

ABA Centers of America doesn’t believe in a “one size fits all” treatment program. Our clients are individuals, and each of them is experiencing the world in a unique way. So our therapy plans are always customized, and they allow clients to work toward mutually agreed-upon goals.  

Our treatment begins with a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) getting to know the client and family. They will conduct an assessment to determine recommended program goals. A Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) will then work with the client and familyobserving and recording behavioral data that will help the BCBA create targeted programs. Each session is customized specifically to the child’s needs and family’s goals. 

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Individualized ABA Therapy

ABA Centers of America doesn’t believe in a “one size fits all” treatment program. Our clients are individuals, and each of them is experiencing the world in a unique way. So our therapy plans are always customized, and they allow clients to work toward mutually agreed-upon goals.  

Our treatment begins with a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) getting to know the client and family. They will conduct an assessment to determine recommended program goals. A Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) will then work with the client and familyobserving and recording behavioral data that will help the BCBA create targeted programs. Each session is customized specifically to the child’s needs and family’s goals. 

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What to Expect

A typical course of ABA therapy involves 20-40 hours a week for 1-3 years. ABA therapy programs are designed by our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and conducted by our Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs). Both are governed and licensed by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

Assessment

Our treatment begins with a BCBA getting to know your family, learning what behaviors you’re interested in improving and conducting an assessment to measure skills and abilities.

Goal Setting

Using the results from the assessment, our BCBAs collaborate with the family to create specific, reachable objectives to address desired behavior, new skills and recommended goals.

Custom Planning

The BCBA develops a program to teach target skills. Then an RBT works directly with the clients to implement the agreed-upon therapy and collect critical data.

Evaluation

The BCBA and RBT work together, measuring targeted skills and making changes to the program if necessary.

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Available Services

  • In-home ABA Therapy
    Our autism-care therapists bring their expertise to the environment where the client is most comfortable—home.
  • Clinic Services
    Our center for autism care is a good environment for ABA Therapy when in-home treatment is not convenient. Our therapists make sure clients are comfortable and see our clinic as a place where they come to learn from friends.
  • Telehealth
    We can work with clients and families to create an effective remote program or a hybrid with some telehealth and some in-person behavioral therapy.
  • Caregiver Training
    For one to two hours a week, you’ll absorb the basics of Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy as you work with your ABA specialist and your child. We emphasize “caregiver” in our training programs because we feel it’s essential to work with anyone and everyone who is a significant presence in the child’s life.
  • Community Life Skills
    We provide training that helps people with autism deal with the demands of daily life. The training often involves real-life settings like the grocery store or a social outing to help people with autism function with as much independence as possible.