ABA Therapy

ABA Therapy is conducted one-on-one and in small groups. A typical early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) program is 30-40 hours per week. An assessment, along with a records review and parent interview, these results will guide the medically necessary treatment for your child. You will be assigned a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to your child.

Each BCBA has a team or pod of Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT)s who are trained to work with your child. Our goal is for your child to enjoy coming here. Therefore, breaks from learning include brief trips outside or playing in our playrooms. We also work in tablet time, Wii games, food preparation, and other activities to keep your child engaged with our teaching.

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You will be scheduled for Parent Training as part of the treatment. It is critical that you understand how to apply the concepts we use and the basis for our interventions. While ABA may seem like common sense (and it is), we want to be sure that we have full parental buy-in for your child’s treatment. ABA is evidence-based, so we collect data to make decisions. We need to know what works and what does not work. Therefore, adherence to a specific protocol is essential before modifying our program.

Parent meetings are also a vital part of our treatment. Team meetings with parents help ensure the team understands your challenges (and successes) at home. This understanding will lead to more effective teaching and generalization of skills.

Skills targeted are based on the deficits associated with the diagnosis of autism, as defined by the DSM-V. These skills include language, social skills, and behavioral excesses and deficits. Toileting and food selectivity are two examples of skills building. Parents are interviewed as part of the intake process to determine the priority of skill development. It is imperative that skills have social validity (a skill that is useful to the child in his/her natural environment) and are generalized to all environments/people/other stimuli that the child encounters in his/her life.

ABA therapy is a process that requires committed involvement by all members of the team. CAC is here to provide that deep commitment to the treatment journey for your child.

Our ABA services we provide:

  • We offer comprehensive and focused ABA therapies.
  • We serve early childhood, adolescents, and young adults.
  • We offer services in clinic, in home, in the community, in school, and some telehealth, if appropriate.
  • Our modalities are face-to-face direct services and some telehealth.

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