ABA Therapy for Children & Adolescents with Autism
Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based treatment and is widely recognized as the single most effective treatment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In fact, ABA has been endorsed as an effective intervention for autism by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the United States Surgeon General.
For treatment to be most effective, it must be intensive. Research studies on the effectiveness of ABA interventions found that in order for treatment to be most effective, it must be delivered at a minimum of 25 hours per week, year round (National Research Council).
The SEED Center staff integrates the practical applications of ABA principles across a variety of everyday experiences. ABA programming begins by evaluating the child’s current level of functioning including communication, social, academic and self-help skills. Information gathered through the assessment process is used to create an individualized ABA Program with measurable goals and objectives. The ABA therapist addresses each objective during therapy sessions and treatment notes are sent to our internet-based portal to ensure parent(s)/guardian(s) have access to reports of progress on an on-going basis. An ABA program typically includes:
- Positive Reinforcement
- Discrete Trial
- Data Collection and Analysis
- Visual Supports
- Parent / Caregiver Training
Treatment components are generally drawn from array of areas including:
- Adaptive and Self-care Skills
- Attending and Social Referencing
- Cognitive Functioning
- Community Participation
- Coping and Tolerance Skills
- Emotional Development
- Family Relationships
- Language and Communication
- Play and Leisure Skills
- Pre-Academic Skills
- Reduction of Interfering or Inappropriate behaviors
- Safety Skills
- Self-Advocacy and Independence
- Social Relationships
- Vocational Skills
A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Licensed Psychologist supervises all ABA therapists.
We are proud to be an in-network provider with United Healthcare and Aetna for ABA services.