WHAT IS ABA?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is recognized as the most effective treatment available for individuals who have received an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. Recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Surgeon General as the treatment of choice for individuals on the autism spectrum, ABA programs are individualized and target the development of a wide range of skills. Developing from the science of learning, ABA programs focus on improving the lives of individuals and their families in meaningful ways.
HOW MANY HOURS OF ABA WILL MY CHILD NEED EACH WEEK?
ABA programs have the most benefit when they are provided in an intensive format (often 25+ hours per week), one on one, with a specially trained therapist. This level of intensity increases the likelihood that children with autism will reach their greatest potential in the shortest amount of time possible. An individualized recommendation regarding the intensity of services your child should receive will be made after an assessment is completed.
WHAT WILL MY CHILD LEARN IN HIS/HER ABA PROGRAM?
ABA programs focus on reducing problematic behaviors which may be interfering with your child’s ability to learn in natural settings, while also teaching them new skills. This may include teaching your child to request items they want, play with toys, participate in social interactions, complete self-care skills independently or participate in conversations.
WHERE ARE SERVICES PROVIDED?
Achieve Therapy Services provides services in homes, community settings, and in our clinics. Based on your child’s and family’s needs, a recommendation regarding the most beneficial place for your child to receive services will be made after an assessment is completed.
HOW MUCH DOES AN ABA PROGRAM COST?
Many private insurance plans and Medicaid now provide coverage for ABA treatment. Mosaic Pediatric Therapy’s qualified intake team will work directly with your insurance company to verify ABA coverage and then guide you through the process of starting services for your child.