What is ABA?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based approach for creating significant positive behavior change. Through the use of the scientific method, ABA therapy focuses on:
- Assessing behavior
- Determining the reason for a behavior
- Establishing scientifically-backed solutions for the behavior
- Implementing those solution effectively
We create robust and custom-tailored programs for each and every child we work with.
ABA Therapy Where You Need It.
Cultivate offers ABA therapy at our learning centers, in homes, and during community outings. We strongly believe that therapy across various settings helps our clients learn and apply their skills in the moments and places that matter most.
Children grow more independent in a safe, caring, and comfortable environment by playing with peers, practicing and learning social skills, communication, daily living skills, and school-readiness.
Children learn to appropriately engage and play with siblings. Independence is gained by accomplishing potty training, daily hygiene skills and tasks, and completing household chores.
Children learn to safely access the community including grocery stores, doctor’s offices, hair cuts, and restaurants.
What Can I Expect When Working With Cultivate?
Our Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) will first meet with your family and get to know your child through a variety of skills and behavioral assessments. During this time, they will evaluate the skills your child has today, identify therapy goals, and work with you to develop a custom treatment plan that addresses areas of concern. Because every child is different, Cultivate BCBAs make very individualized treatment recommendations, including goals, intervention strategies, and the number of treatment hours we recommend on a weekly basis (up to 40).
When developing treatment goals for a child, our BCBAs will consider what goals would make the biggest impact on that child’s life. Common socially significant areas we can target include potty training, communicating wants and needs, social interactions with peers, preparation for school, independent life skills, coping strategies, and addressing behavior challenges.
Your family will be paired with a BCBA and Behavior Technicians that best fit your child’s needs and learning styles. We want therapy to be a positive experience for everyone, so we spend a lot of time building a relationship with your child by playing and engaging in their interests while building in learning opportunities throughout their sessions.
Depending on your child, we may take several different approaches to their learning. Some children learn better in a center while others thrive in a home or community setting. One child may learn best through playing with peers while another may benefit from flash cards or table time. Cultivate will make all our recommendations for where and how your child receives therapy based on their individual needs!
While your child is receiving ABA services, our team will collect data on their progress. The BCBA will review this data with you to show where your child has mastered new skills, or areas where we can continue to help. As your child achieves their treatment goals, the BCBA will use data to justify reduction in therapy hours or discharging from ABA all together!
How do I start?
Learn more about the next steps and intake proces on our Get Started Page.
When you are ready to move forward, fill out our intake form and we will get in touch with you right away!