About ABA Therapy

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the leading approach to improving your child’s development. But what is it? We are leaders in the field of ABA and understand how to apply it to help your child reach their full potential.

About ABA Therapy

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the leading approach to improving your child’s development. But what is it? We are leaders in the field of ABA and understand how to apply it to help your child reach their full potential.

We Accept Most Insurance Providers

*in select states

We Accept Most Insurance Providers

*in select states

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At every Action Behavior location our therapists implement 1:1 ABA therapy following individualized treatment plans created for each child by their Board Certified Behavior Analyst. These hyper specific plans are created after a thorough Initial Intake Assessment where the BCBA will learn your child’s developmental needs, as well as parental concerns and goals.

​Plans are comprised of many Programs or “lessons” dedicated to the acquisition of certain skills or minimizing maladaptive behaviors. 

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At every Action Behavior location our therapists implement 1:1 ABA therapy following individualized treatment plans created for each child by their Board Certified Behavior Analyst. These hyper specific plans are created after a thorough Initial Intake Assessment where the BCBA will learn your child’s developmental needs, as well as parental concerns and goals.

​Plans are comprised of many Programs or “lessons” dedicated to the acquisition of certain skills or minimizing maladaptive behaviors. 

 

 

 

 

 

ABA therapy is the gold standard in behavioral therapy for children on the spectrum. The goal of our ABA therapy centers is to help your child reach their highest potential. ABA therapy is the best approach for helping autistic children learn.

ABA therapy is the gold standard in behavioral therapy for children on the spectrum. The goal of our ABA therapy centers is to help your child reach their highest potential. ABA therapy is the best approach for helping autistic children learn.

What Treatment Works?

We are very pleased that the work we do is validated by research – our staff have been trained at leading schools that teach the therapy that works best: Applied Behavior Analysis. Our program has been built to incorporate the best practices from research studies, and we are happy to share with you the “why” of what we do.

Family Guidance

Families and guardians are an essential part of any ABA therapy program and need to be active in the treatment process. Family Guidance is a core part of what we do at ABC. We require biweekly sessions between guardians and their dedicated BCBA where there’s continued discussions and teachings on how to generalize what’s being done during center hours to their lives at home and in the community.

Clinical supervisors and therapists (BCBAs and RBTs) who are highly-trained and consistent.

Children on the Spectrum benefit from a strong continuity of care, so professionals with practical experience and a dedication to the field are essential. Consistency in the therapist is an important factor in the success of an ABA program, and we really focus on this with our team and our clients

A well-defined program that is established to address a child’s specific developmental delays.

Some children on the Autism Spectrum are non-verbal and need to develop ways to communicate. Others are very verbal, and their main delays are in repetitive behaviors, self-injurious behaviors, or social skills. Every child is unique, and a BCBA must thoroughly assess a child before developing a program to address these deficits.

What Treatment Works?

We are very pleased that the work we do is validated by research – our staff have been trained at leading schools that teach the therapy that works best: Applied Behavior Analysis. Our program has been built to incorporate the best practices from research studies, and we are happy to share with you the “why” of what we do.

Clinical supervisors and therapists (BCBAs and RBTs) who are highly-trained and consistent.

Children on the Spectrum benefit from a strong continuity of care, so professionals with practical experience and a dedication to the field are essential. Consistency in the therapist is an important factor in the success of an ABA program, and we really focus on this with our team and our clients

A well-defined program that is established to address a child’s specific developmental delays.

Some children on the Autism Spectrum are non-verbal and need to develop ways to communicate. Others are very verbal, and their main delays are in repetitive behaviors, self-injurious behaviors, or social skills. Every child is unique, and a BCBA must thoroughly assess a child before developing a program to address these deficits.

Family Guidance

Families and guardians are an essential part of any ABA therapy program and need to be active in the treatment process. Family Guidance is a core part of what we do at ABC. We require biweekly sessions between guardians and their dedicated BCBA where there’s continued discussions and teachings on how to generalize what’s being done during center hours to their lives at home and in the community.

Does ABA Therapy

Work for Autism?

Simple Answer:

Yes.

More complex answer:

Every child is different and requires different levels of care and longevity of care. However, key studies have shown that children who have received two or more years of intensive behavioral intervention have made substantial progress. ABA continues to be one of the only ‘evidence-based’ approaches to autism and is the only one covered by Federal/State agencies and commercial insurance.

 

Does ABA Therapy

Work for Autism?

Simple Answer:

Yes.

More complex answer:

Every child is different and requires different levels of care and longevity of care. However, key studies have shown that children who have received two or more years of intensive behavioral intervention have made substantial progress. ABA continues to be one of the only ‘evidence-based’ approaches to autism and is the only one covered by Federal/State agencies and commercial insurance.

 

What is Targeted by
an ABA Therapy Program?

The focus will depend on the specific needs of your child, but often include:

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Adaptive Living Skills

(toileting, feeding, bathing)

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Communication Skills

(expressive and receptive language)

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School Readiness Skills

(imitation, matching, categorizing)

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Reduce Maladaptive Behavior

(aggression, elopement, self-injury and property destruction)

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Social Skills

(initiating conversation, responding to questions from peers, interactive play)

What is Targeted by
an ABA Therapy Program?

The focus will depend on the specific needs of your child, but often include:

Shower Icon

Adaptive Living Skills

(toileting, feeding, bathing)

Objects Icon

Communication Skills

(expressive and receptive language)

Objects Icon

School Readiness Skills

(imitation, matching, categorizing)

playing icon

Reduce Maladaptive Behavior

(aggression, elopement, self-injury and property destruction)

playing icon

Social Skills

(initiating conversation, responding to questions from peers, interactive play)

What Does a Typical Day of
ABA Therapy Look Like?

Action Behavior believes that we can achieve the greatest gains with early learners that need intensive interventions.  Many of our clients are 2 to 6 years old, although we have children outside this range.

In the morning, each child is taken to our clinic by parents and meets the assigned therapist in our lobby room during the check-in procedure.

During the entire session, therapists will collect data to track how often the child accomplishes a therapy goal. A child’s “baseline” figure indicates the initial level of success with the desired goal – for instance, children may start at a 20% success rate with responding to their name. Through repetitive sessions that include different instruction methods, skill acquisition may increase to 30%, then 50%, then jump to 80%.

At the end of each day, parents will pick up their child at their designated time. IDs will be checked and filed for any person picking up who is not a parent or guardian.

Therapists welcome each child and head to the assigned room or play area where the first therapy session will be conducted. During each session, multiple skills will be addressed and improved. A typical session may include developing the child’s ability to request a toy, matching pictures or objects, following instructions on cleaning up, and learning how to wash hands after snack time.

The child will “rotat​e” to one of the 4-5 therapists on the child’s therapy team in order to maximize skill generalization (applicability of skills outside the clinic).

What Does a Typical Day of
ABA Therapy Look Like?

Action Behavior believes that we can achieve the greatest gains with early learners that need intensive interventions.  Many of our clients are 2 to 6 years old, although we have children outside this range.

In the morning, each child is taken to our clinic by parents and meets the assigned therapist in our lobby room during the check-in procedure.

During the entire session, therapists will collect data to track how often the child accomplishes a therapy goal. A child’s “baseline” figure indicates the initial level of success with the desired goal – for instance, children may start at a 20% success rate with responding to their name. Through repetitive sessions that include different instruction methods, skill acquisition may increase to 30%, then 50%, then jump to 80%.

At the end of each day, parents will pick up their child at their designated time. IDs will be checked and filed for any person picking up who is not a parent or guardian.

 

Therapists welcome each child and head to the assigned room or play area where the first therapy session will be conducted. During each session, multiple skills will be addressed and improved. A typical session may include developing the child’s ability to request a toy, matching pictures or objects, following instructions on cleaning up, and learning how to wash hands after snack time.

The child will “rotat​e” to one of the 4-5 therapists on the child’s therapy team in order to maximize skill generalization (applicability of skills outside the clinic).

Our Centers

Our centers are all equipped with state of the art play areas and engaging and educational tools to aid your child's development.

Our Centers

Our centers are all equipped with state of the art play areas and engaging and educational tools to aid your child’s development.

What is ABA Therapy?

ABA therapy is the gold standard in behavioral therapy for children on the spectrum. The goal of our ABA therapy centers is to help your child reach their highest potential. ABA therapy is the right approach for many children to achieve their specific goals.

Does ABA Therapy Mean My Child is “Stuck” at a Table All Day Repeating the Same Tasks?

No way! ABC strives to create an engaging environment for learning. While sitting at a table may be a developmental goal (especially if we’re aiming for school) there are so many other skills on which to focus. We use two ABA methods of “training,” Discrete Trail Training (DTT) and Natural Environment Training (NET). DTT is set in an individualized space, that involves therapist lead floor play, table work, matching and more. NET is set in a large exciting play space where kiddos lead the way and therapists work alongside them on appropriate play, name recognition, sharing, motor skills and more.

Not only that, but our centers involve ‘Eats and Craft’ spaces that are used daily. Circle Time is also a daily activity based on age and/or communication levels where therapists, BCBAs and kiddos alike can be caught singing, laughing, and learning together. Each center also has the autonomy to introduce fun therapist lead activities like group exercise or stimulus rooms. There is a wide variety of techniques and methods used in ABA.

How Expensive is ABA Therapy?

ABA therapy is covered by most private health insurance plans. And ABC is in-network with the largest health insurers in Texas, Arizona and Colorado. That said, health insurance can be a windy road to navigate – good thing ABC’s Operations Managers and insurance teams will check your insurance eligibility. We’ll help you to understand the smartest choice for your family regarding coverage and Patient Responsibility (cost). Let us do the heavy lifting!

Learn more about Insurance Funding.

How are Parents Involved?

Families and guardians are an essential part of any ABA therapy program and need to be active in the treatment process. Family Guidance is a core part of what we do at ABC. We require biweekly sessions between guardians and their dedicated BCBA where there’s continued discussions and teachings on how to generalize what’s being done during center hours to their lives at home and in the community.

What is ABA Therapy?

ABA therapy is the gold standard in behavioral therapy for children on the spectrum. The goal of our ABA therapy centers is to help your child reach their highest potential. ABA therapy is the right approach for many children to achieve their specific goals.

Does ABA Therapy Mean My Child is “Stuck” at a Table All Day Repeating the Same Tasks?

No way! ABC strives to create an engaging environment for learning. While sitting at a table may be a developmental goal (especially if we’re aiming for school) there are so many other skills on which to focus. We use two ABA methods of “training,” Discrete Trail Training (DTT) and Natural Environment Training (NET). DTT is set in an individualized space, that involves therapist lead floor play, table work, matching and more. NET is set in a large exciting play space where kiddos lead the way and therapists work alongside them on appropriate play, name recognition, sharing, motor skills and more.

Not only that, but our centers involve ‘Eats and Craft’ spaces that are used daily. Circle Time is also a daily activity based on age and/or communication levels where therapists, BCBAs and kiddos alike can be caught singing, laughing, and learning together. Each center also has the autonomy to introduce fun therapist lead activities like group exercise or stimulus rooms. There is a wide variety of techniques and methods used in ABA.

How Expensive is ABA Therapy?

ABA therapy is covered by most private health insurance plans. And ABC is in-network with the largest health insurers in Texas, Arizona and Colorado. That said, health insurance can be a windy road to navigate – good thing ABC’s Operations Managers and insurance teams will check your insurance eligibility. We’ll help you to understand the smartest choice for your family regarding coverage and Patient Responsibility (cost). Let us do the heavy lifting!

Learn more about Insurance Funding.

How are Parents Involved?

Families and guardians are an essential part of any ABA therapy program and need to be active in the treatment process. Family Guidance is a core part of what we do at ABC. We require biweekly sessions between guardians and their dedicated BCBA where there’s continued discussions and teachings on how to generalize what’s being done during center hours to their lives at home and in the community.

What Do I Do Next? 

If your child already has a diagnosis of Autism / Autism Spectrum Disorder and you are interested in getting started with enrollment, please complete our brief New Client Application or contact us.

If your child has many of the potential signs of autism (read about them here) but does not have a diagnosis, please complete the M-CHAT Autism Screening Tool provided on our website.

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