What is ABA?
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based approach for creating significant positive behavior change. Through the use of the scientific method, ABA therapy focuses on (1) assessing behavior, (2) determining the reason for a behavior, (3) establishing scientifically-backed solutions for the behavior, (4) and implementing those solutions effectively.
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If you’re a practitioner, you should read (or reread) the post (Behavioral Cusps) on 4.1.16. It’ll help you understand the differences. If you’re a parent, you likely only have time to read one thing at the moment, so I’ll make this as clear and as entertaining as I can. To review very briefly the prior post, a behavioral cusp is essentially a behavior change that has consequences beyond the change itself (as defined by Rosales-Ruiz & Baer).
Where Do I need to Go?
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.
Why is Cultivate Different from Other Providers?
At Cultivate, we utilize only the most effective, evidence-based strategies, and teaching methodologies. Above all, it is our belief that ABA should be engaging, dynamic, and highly reinforcing.
We train our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) to build rapport because we know that this is an investment that will yield major benefits throughout the course of a therapeutic relationship for your child and family. Your family will be paired with a BCBA and BT(s) that fits your child’s needs, learning styles, and preferences.
We want our team to come alongside your family and demonstrate the level of compassion and programming precision that is involved in high-quality ABA services. We understand what it takes for learning to occur and we could not be more thrilled to facilitate the learning process with our clients.
What Does ABA Look Like?
It depends on each child! We create robust and custom-tailored programs for each and every child we work with! Every child has a different way to learn and it’s our job to make sure we use the full arsenal of Applied Behavior Analysis so that we can maximize your child’s learning time.
Some children might need more table time. Some children might need more time working at the learning center. Some might need a careful combinations of all those and many other styles of teaching.
We are strategic and careful in how we approach each child’s treatment plan because we hold, above all, that each and every child has a right to therapy that is right for them.
What can I expect with my child’s ABA program?
Skill and Behavior Assessment: As the first step in your treatment journey, our BCBAs will meet with you and your child to assess their individual needs. We use a variety of assessment tools that will evaluate gaps in your child’s skill levels as well as concerns with challenging behavior. These assessments are then used to develop your child’s unique treatment plan.
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!