Applied Behavior Analysis ABA Therapy
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy is a structured, intensive teaching program. For each individual, direct observation helps determine the skills that need to be improved and the problem behaviors that need to be decreased. An initial assessment, done to determine skills that the learner does and does not have, guides a selection of treatment goals. Progress is continually measured and documented. Each desired skill is then broken down to its most simple elements. Correct responses and behaviors are positively reinforced.
Questions To Ask Your Provider:
- What is your educational background? Note: If supervising a program, the minimum requirements should be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Click here to see if a provider is registered through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.
- Do you have a list of families you have worked with that I may contact?
- What experience do you have working with individuals on the autism spectrum?
- How do you diagnose or determine that ABA therapy will be helpful for my child? What assessments are used?
- How often and how long are the sessions?
- Is there a waiting list?
- How much do the sessions cost?
- What types of payment plans do you offer?
- How long will my child require ABA Therapy?
- How will the results be measured? Will we receive written reports and updates?
- Describe a typical ABA session.
- Will you work with my child in our home?
- What is our role as a family? What exercises/activities might we be expected to do at home?
- What if I want to discontinue therapy? Are there any contracts?