applied behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy
What is ABA Therapy?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is an evidence-based form of therapy that focuses on increasing positive and helpful behaviors while also decreasing unwanted behaviors. It can help increase language and communication skills, improve focus, memory, and academic performance, and enhance social skills with peers and adults. ABA is oftentimes a primary tool when working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities.
ABA therapy is customized to meet the needs and goals of each child. Our team will work with each family to help develop these goals and strategies based on the child's interests and skills in order to increase positive and helpful behaviors.
A physician referral is required for ABA therapy services.
Our ABA Therapy Program
Our ABA therapy program is ideal for children 18 months old to 12 years of age.
Our team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) will work with each child and their family to develop an ABA program to meet the needs of that individual child.
Watch our Q&A Video with Kayla Lentz, BCBA, to learn more about ABA Therapy for children diagnosed with autism.
How does it work?
ABA takes a research approach to therapy based on proven theories of learning and behavior. Therapists who use ABA understand how human behaviors are learned and how they can be changed over time. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst evaluates the child, identifies goals with caregivers, develops and oversees the treatment programming to meet the goals set for the child. A board certified BCBA can also provide training to parents to help address a child’s behavior to help the child learn new skills at home.
For the greatest results, ABA requires close and continuous monitoring and evaluation to support continued progress toward goals. Therapists and other health professionals work within settings such as schools, homes, and community centers to evaluate and modify treatment as it progresses.
More about ABA therapy
ABA also helps transfer skills and behavior from one situation to another, identifying situations where negative behaviors arise and teaching appropriate replacement behaviors thereby minimizing negative behaviors. With autism, ABA is most successful when intensely applied for more than 20 hours a week. Success can be achieved at all ages, but many findings indicate outcomes are optimized if therapy begins before the age of 4. ABA Therapy can occur in the home, school, or community at any time of day.
OUR SERVICE AREA
We serve families within a 30 mile/30 minute drive from our Chattanooga, TN location (1101 Carter Street, Chattanooga TN). Please note that staffing may be more available for some areas than other locations within this radius.
Southeast Tennessee Counties
Hamilton, Bradley, Marion, Sequatchie, and Rhea
Northwest Georgia Counties
Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Gordon, and Chattooga
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