About Our Program
CBS Therapy’s ABA clinic provides individualized behavior therapy based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for a variety of children including those diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. We provide specialized therapy to improve your child’s skills and prepare them for a brighter future.
In our ABA clinic, we provide instruction in verbal behavior and language development, pre-academic and academic skills, socialization, play, and daily living skills, as well as maladaptive behavior reduction as necessary. With an ABA approach, each child’s program is individualized based on his or her needs.
At CBS Therapy, we will often use different assessments (e.g. functional behavioral assessment, direct observations, ABLLS, VB-MAPP, etc.) to develop an ABA program that is the ideal match and addresses the individual’s specific needs.
Sessions are held at our center to provide opportunities for social interactions with peers and increased exposure to a language-rich environment.
Children work one on one with a highly trained therapist on their individual goals. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) oversees all cases from the development of treatment goals to monitoring ongoing progress.
What is ABA?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a type of therapy that utilizes the principles of behavior, learning, and motivation to increase, strengthen, and teach new skills. It also focuses on decreasing behaviors that may be problematic or interfering with success. ABA centers around the idea that the consequences of what we do affect what we learn and what we will do in the future.
Based on decades of research, ABA is committed to improving socially significant behaviors and has been proven to promote skill acquisition and development. Individuals who receive ABA therapy are more likely to be able to access and thrive in the least restrictive settings.
ABA utilizes ongoing data collection to ensure optimal treatment effectiveness. Collecting data allows behavior analysts to demonstrate progress and a reliable relationship between the procedures used and the change in the individual’s behavior.
How often should therapy be done and when?
ABA therapy is always tailored to the individual’s needs. Depending on an individual’s skill level as well as range and level of disability the amount of hours needed for services will vary.
The amount of therapy and services needed will be determined by a qualified professional, but the expected range of hours are typically from 10 to 40 hours a week. Individuals needing more help and support will be at the higher range while those requiring less support will be at the lower end. No one is too young or too old to receive ABA therapy.
A sample of our focuses in ABA therapy:
- Developing language skills
- Developing appropriate social skills and interactions in group settings
- Completing activities of daily living
- Teaching appropriate ways to gain attention and wait for/get desired items
- Work on listening and following directions
- Implementing token economies to work on waiting and compliance.
- Language and verbal behavior development
- Imitation skills
- Activities of daily living
- Social and independent play skills
- Academic and pre-academic skills
- Behavioral issues
- Community or vocational skills