ABA Services Provided
Beautiful Gate Center™ offers on site, direct, one-to-one, ABA therapy to clients in our fun and welcoming environment. ABA can help your child build language and communication skills, develop social and play skills and improve everyday living and self-care skills.
Our goal is to make a difference in the lives of our clients by providing them the functional tools to become a happy and productive member of their family and community.
When you contact our clinic, we will begin the process of having you obtain a written authorization for ABA services, based on a referral from your chosen medical professional. A referral form may be completed by your doctor here.
One of our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) will perform an assessment of your child to create a personalized treatment plan that fits in accordance with the insurance provider’s pre-authorization or preferred payor method. Our team is equipped to provide Behavior Therapy treatments to individuals with moderate to severe Autism and Developmental Disabilities.
All Applied Behavior Analysis therapy treatments and interventions are developed and directly overseen by BCBAs, and implemented in our clinical setting by Board Certified assistant Behavior Analysts (“BCaBA’s) and/or Registered Behavioral Technicians (“RBT’s”).
Questions or Concerns You May Have
Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA, is the study of science of behavior. ABA therapy practices involve systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors of an individual to improve their quality of life.
ABA focuses on the individual needs of the child or adult and changes their behavior in a meaningful way using specialized procedures that are supported by empirical research and literature. ABA procedures are carefully measured using specific data collection systems. Data is analyzed to ensure progress across all domains.
ABA may be practiced with diverse populations of people including those with developmental disabilities and all levels of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
ABA may also be practiced across many different types of environments including special education classrooms, therapy clinics, day treatment programs or center-based activity centers, and general education classrooms. Universities, camps, and corporations also utilize ABA procedures to reinforce socially significant behaviors.
ABA is not a “one size fits all” regimen or practice. The principles and practices of ABA procedures, teaching strategies, curriculum, reinforcement schedules and stimuli are all unique to each child.
The specialized and individualized strategies ensure that your child is learning the best possible way they can. The behavior and developmental skills of your child allows us to shape an approach to best suit their particular needs and learning styles.
ABA has over 40 years of empirically validated research and extensive literature to support its effectiveness in changing behavior in individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Autism. Through data collection and analysis, procedures are modified to ensure progress across individualized objectives.
Assessment tools are essential for collecting necessary information about an individual’s skill level and behavioral repertoire. Initial assessments allow a BCBA to determine what pre–requisite skills the individual will need to acquire developmentally, while subsequent assessments show the progressions of those skills across time. As each assessment utilizes a specific scoring procedure, the BCBA or BCaBA can choose to implement more than one assessment tool to provide a thorough evaluation of an individual. Assessments which are frequently used and know within the field of ABA include:
- VB–MAPP: Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program
- ABLLS: Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills
- AFLS: Assessment of Functional Living Skills