ABA Therapy

Applied Behavior Analysis

What is ABA Therapy?

ABA Therapy is an effective approach to teach language acquisition and behavior skills in all children, but is most commonly used to help children with autism fully achieve their potential. ABA Therapy is widely regarded as the most effective treatment and teaching model for children with autism.

In fact, ABA is specifically recommended by the:

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • U.S. Surgeon General
  • American Family of Pediatrics
  • Autism Society of America
  • American Psychological Association
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • And Many More!

How Much Therapy Is Appropriate?

North Florida Therapy Services provides therapy that is individualized, child-centered, and family-focused. Behavior analysts develop meaningful programs using evidence-based procedures to teach skills that will enhance your child’s opportunities for success at home, school, and in the community. The length and frequency of sessions will depend upon your child’s needs.

All learners are different, and your BCBA may see a need for increasing or decreasing therapy hours. As your child develops new skills and prosocial behaviors, their therapy hours will be reduced until they no longer need support. Clinical staff will develop and implement treatment plans to help clients achieve the most effective outcomes possible.

Parent Involvement is integral to any successful ABA intervention

Family involvement is integral to any successful ABA intervention. At North Florida Therapy Services, we provide training on using behavioral procedures at home and in the community for all caregivers. Our BCBAs work one-on-one with family members to ensure your child uses their skills and prosocial behaviors in their natural environment, not just in the clinic.

Your BCBA will be readily available to discuss your concerns and ideas. You’ll have team meetings once every 4 to 6 weeks to discuss your child’s progress and the trajectory of their intervention.

What Will Our ABA Services Include?

  • 1:1 Services with an ABA Therapist
  • Natural Environment Teaching (NET) and Discrete Trial Training (DTT) Instructional Methods
  • Family Support and Training
  • Individualized Programming for Each Client
  • Potential Consultation with Public and Private Schools, Day Care Centers, and Preschool
  • Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plan Development

What Skills Are Targeted in ABA Intervention?

  • Language and Communication
  • Social Skills
  • Functional Play Skills
  • Motor Abilities
  • School Readiness
  • Basic Academics
  • Functional Life Skills

North Florida Therapy Services will take steps to collaborate and consult with public and private schools, day care centers, preschools, and other autism specialists such as speech language pathologists and occupational therapists.

Your child’s early intervention program will be developed based on his or her needs and the needs of your family. Interventions will focus on the skills that will help your child be most successful.

We Offer ABA Therapy Services Throughout North Florida, including:

  • Gadsden County
  • Wakulla County
  • Leon County
  • Liberty County
  • Jefferson County

Need More Information?

Contact us today or to schedule an evaluation, please call 850.875.2180.