Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA, is an intensive therapy that uses a tiered model for treatment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Within a tiered model, a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, or BCBA, conducts an assessment, creates an individualized treatment plan, and supervises direct care staff to carry out the treatment plan. Our BCBAs oversee each child’s direct ABA services, which are carried out by the Registered Behavior Technician(s) on each child’s team.
ABA differs from other therapies because of this tiered model of therapy. This type of therapy typically recommends more hours per week of services than other therapies, therefore, the role of the BCBA is crucial to a child's progress.
Collaboration Amongst Therapies
Our BCBAs work alongside our occupational, physical, and speech therapists to treat each child holistically. This collaborative approach fosters excellence by allowing each professional to provide specialized treatment to best serve our clients within their area of expertise. Our collaborative model of all therapies allows us to target the core deficits of Autism Spectrum Disorder including communication, social, and behavioral difficulties.
We believe that teaching a child how to communicate their wants and needs is crucial for success in life, as well as for reducing problem behaviors. We strive to treat the underlying causes of problem behaviors to create lasting change for our families.
Another common belief we hold is that teaching a child how to play is essential. Although we use a variety of teaching strategies under the ABA umbrella, Natural Environment Teaching (NET) is the main focus of ABA therapy at Pediatrics Plus. NET is a play-based intervention that focuses on following the child’s lead while inserting goals into their daily activities. This can help create motivation for children to engage in a wider variety of learning activities.
Learn more about our services for Autism here!