Applied Behavior Analysis is the scientific, systematic and evidence-based methodology for teaching skills, reducing problem behaviors, and enhancing the social and academic life of an individual. ABA can be used to teach a multitude of skills and behaviors including communication, academics, social behaviors, and self-help skills, and to promote independence and more.
Is my child too old to start ABA?
- There is no age limit at which time ABA can be started.
- Research shows that results are more profound if therapy is started in the first 3 years of a child's life.
- ABA can help teach individuals of all ages and all functioning levels.
What are therapy sessions like?
- The therapy sessions can last anywhere from 1 to 3 hours.
- The sessions begin with the therapist having created a plan for the session and reviewing past data to ensure that the session builds on past skills from previous sessions. After a review of the data, the therapist spends some time playing with the learner and then seamlessly moves into therapeutic activities. A lot of the therapeutic activities continue to look like play or activity in which the learner prefers to engage.
What kind of credentials do the therapists have to have?
- The 1:1 therapists do not have to be credentialed or licensed as long as there is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) creating the therapy plan and supervising the therapists and the program.
- The leader of the therapeutic team should have a BCBA designation and should be actively involved in the creation and maintenance of the learner's program.
Do we accept insurance?
- Yes. ABA Midwest Education Ltd is in network with most major insurance providers including Blue Cross Blue Shield.