Applied Behavioral Analysis

ABA Therapy

What is ABA Therapy?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a type of intensive therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. The goal is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning.

Behavior analysis helps us to understand:

  • How behavior works
  • How behavior is affected by the environment
  • How learning takes place

The methods of behavior analysis have been used and studied for decades. Therapists typically work with children in their home or school environment. Therapists have used ABA to help children with autism and related developmental disorders for 50 + years. Children are typically approved for anywhere from 5-50 hours per week of intense 1-1 therapy. We will file with our in and out of network commercial insurance providers and we take Medicaid. 

Evaluation and therapy is conducted in your child's home, private school or our office.


Communication Skills

Language, Social Skills,

Conversation, Reading and Writing

Daily Living Skills 

Toileting, Dressing, Fine Motor

Skills, Personal Self-Care, Domestic Skills

Problem Behaviors

Self-Injury, Noncompliance,

Aggressive Behavior, Self-Stimulatory Behavior,

Property Destruction

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process for getting approved for services?

You will need to call our office and provide an ABA intake form, RX from the pediatrician, the initial psychological evaluation diagnosing your child with Autism, and a copy of your drivers license.

Does my insurance cover ABA?

Many insurance companies, including Medicaid, cover ABA for up to 40 hours per week of 1-1 treatment.

How long does authorization for services take?

The entire process from your first phone call to onset of services takes 4-6 weeks. Patients are generally authorized for treatment for 6 month intervals and 5-40 hours per week.

Does ABA therapy work for Autism?

ABA therapy is the gold standard for a clinically-validated and heavily researched approach to helping children with autism.

When is the best time for my child to begin ABA therapy?

Clinical research has demonstrated that children who start ABA therapy as early as possible (~2 years old) make the most significant improvements in their areas of deficit. Children who received early intensive ABA therapy progressed to the point of being virtually indistinguishable from their neurotypical peers.