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Teen ABA Therapy

Teens need customized treatment plans when it comes to ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Therapy. Sometimes, autism symptoms are not recognized early on but become more visible once children enter puberty.

Whether you’ve just received a late diagnosis, you’re dealing with changes in your IEP (Individualized Education Program) or feel your teen needs help with new skills now that they’re older, ABA Centers of America can provide the special attention that teens with autism need. It helps to have an objective third-party address behaviors so that family members don’t have to be “the bad guy.” And ABA Centers of America’s resources and flexible treatment programs mean there’s no long waiting list for your teenager to begin therapy.

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ABA Therapy for Teens with Autism

Teens need customized treatment plans when it comes to ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Therapy. Sometimes, autism symptoms are not recognized early on but become more visible once children enter puberty.

Whether you’ve just received a late diagnosis, you’re dealing with changes in your IEP (Individualized Education Program) or feel your teen needs help with new skills now that they’re older, ABA Centers of America can provide the special attention that teens with autism need. It helps to have an objective third-party address behaviors so that family members don’t have to be “the bad guy.” And ABA Centers of America’s resources and flexible treatment programs mean there’s no long waiting list for your teenager to begin therapy.

ABA Centers of America  Work Toward the Following Goals

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Learning crucial life skills

Reducing Problem Behaviors

Introducing behavior alternatives

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Building up inherent strengths

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Developing social & communication skills

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How Does ABA Therapy Help Teens with Autism?

ABA Therapy is the most effective, scientifically proven treatment for autism spectrum disorder. Many parents think of ABA Therapy in terms of early intervention with younger children or toddlers. ABA Centers of America has programs for all ages, including a special focus on teens.

ABA Therapy for Teens May Include Emphasis on:

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  • Communication skills
  • Social skills
  • Self-care
  • Planning for post-academic life
  • Finances
  • Attention and focus
  • Job skills
  • Dating and relationships
  • Parent training

Individualized Teen 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 family, observing 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 For Teens

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 family, observing 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

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 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

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy is a method of observing behavior, teaching new skills and decreasing any problem behavior with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • In-home ABA Therapy
    Our autism-care therapists bring their expertise to the environment where the client is most comfortable—home.
  • Clinic Services
    Our facility 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 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.