If your child is being treated for autism or developmental disabilities, chances are he or she can greatly benefit from ABA therapy. The decision to pursue it rests solely in your hands, and we invite you to contact A2Z Behavioral Interventions & Services to learn more and schedule an in-home assessment
Applied Behavior Analysis involves many techniques for understanding and changing behavior. ABA is a flexible treatment:
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior.
Behavior Analysis helps us to understand:
ABA therapy applies our understanding of how behavior works to real situations. The goal is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning.
Typically, the following skills are taught and enhanced with ABA:
ABA can be used to address problem behaviors, such as:
ABA is considered an evidence-based best practice treatment by the US Surgeon General and by the American Psychological Association. “Evidence-based” means that ABA has passed scientific tests of its usefulness, quality, and effectiveness. ABA therapy includes many different techniques. All of these techniques focus on antecedents (what happens before a behavior occurs) and on consequences (what happens after the behavior). More than 20 studies have established that intensive and long-term therapy using ABA principles improves outcomes for many but not all children with autism. “Intensive” and “long term” refers to programs that provide 25 to 40 hours a week of therapy for 1 to 3 years. These studies show gains in intellectual functioning, language development, daily living skills and social functioning.
We encourage you to contact our office to find out if we are able to meet your child's needs. Once you select us as your provider the following steps will take place
You reach out to our intake department to obtain an application and submit all requested patient information including the doctor’s diagnosis and your child’s insurance card
A2Z contacts your insurance to determine if you have coverage for ABA services. Once we know that you are approved, a BCBA may be assigned to your case.
In order to determine how many hours of ABA your child needs, the BCBA conducts an in-depth assessment of your child in your home. During this time the BCBA will conduct both indirect and direct assessments to ensure we are targeting all age-appropriate skill deficits and behavior excess to help your child reach their full potential
After the assessment is submitted to your insurance carrier, the carrier approves a specific number of hours of service per week for your child. This approval process can take up to 15 business days.
Your assigned BCBA will develop a treatment plan to be implemented by the ABA paraprofessionals, who are under constant supervision. The BCBA will also provide family training and support. We are excited to be a part of your child's success story