Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)

ABA Outpatient is a focus-based, one-on-one program that focuses on teaching foundational language and learning skills using principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. In ABA Outpatient, we work with children when first signs are noticed until approximately seven years old. The number of sessions will be determined based on client need and availably, however most clients attend 2 to 4 days a week for 2 to 3 hours per session. If more hours are recommended, we will recommend our Teach Me program, which is a full day, comprehensive ABA program.

 

The ABA Outpatient program is supervised by a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)/Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) who creates the individualized treatment plan that identifies skills to increase and problematic behaviors to decrease. Each child in the ABA Outpatient program will have a therapist who has obtained certification as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). A RBT is a paraprofessional who practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA or BCaBA and is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of behavior-analytic services. 

ABA Services Include:

  • Language and Learning Skill Assessment (e.g. ABLLS-R, VBMAPP)
  • Functional Living Skills Assessment (e.g. AFLS)
  • Individualized Treatment Plans for Skill Acquisition
  • Discrete Trial Training/Teaching (DTT)
  • Natural Environment Training/Teaching (NET)
  • Daily data collection and analysis
  • Verbal Behavior Approach
  • Functional Behavior Assessment/Functional Analysis
  • Individualized Behavior Intervention Plans

Teach Me Program

 

Teach Me is a 1:1 program that focuses on teaching foundational language, learning, daily living and social skills using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The primary method of language instruction in the Teach Me program is based on B.F. Skinner’s analysis of Verbal Behavior. Children are integrated, as appropriate, into  classrooms in our Early Learning Preschool Program (ELP) to target social skills, classroom/group skills and generalization of skills. Upon entry, the Verbal Behavior-Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) will be administered. The overall results of the VB-MAPP will provide valuable information that will serve as a guide for the development of an effective individualized language, social skills and learning curriculum for your child. The Teach Me program is supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. We work with children ages 2-6. A number of scheduling options are available for this program, including full day (8-3) sessions two, three or five days a week. For more information please contact Lauren Graham at lgraham@mitchells-place.com or (205) 957-0294.

For more information, please contact Lauren Graham at lgraham@mitchells-place.com