1. ABA is the most widely recognized therapy for autism.
ABA is endorsed by many upstanding organizations including the US Surgeon General, Autism Speaks, The American Academy of Neurology, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Psychological Association, The Autism Society of America, the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development and the National Institute of Mental Health.
2. ABA is regulated to ensure quality of care.
Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA’s) are governed by The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)®. The BACB maintains ethical guidelines and best practices to which BCBA’s are held accountable. Therefore, all treatment programs developed and client programming must align with the BACB code of conduct.
3. ABA is an evidence-based practice.
Practitioners are expected to maintain best practices by developing programs that are based on the most recent evidence based research.
4. ABA treatments are individualized for your child.
All aspects of treatment are individualized and based on the child’s learning style. Behavior Analysts create comprehensive individualized programming that addresses a multitude of variables including but not limited to:
- Therapist to client ratios
- Specific # of treatment hours
- Recommendations on teaching strategies
- Goals & objectives tailored to the child’s strengths & weaknesses
- The child’s family, friends & other professionals are treated as an integral part of their treatment plan.