top of page

FAQ

What is ABA?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the leading approach to improving the developmental deficiencies associated with autism.  ABA therapy is likely able to improve the quality of life of your child and help them reach their full potential.  Endorsed by the U.S. Surgeon General, ABA therapy focuses on human behavior and is able to increase desirable behavior and minimize unwanted behaviors.

Are your employees Board Certified Behavior Analysts?

The Clinic Of Hope only employs Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), Bo and RBT/RBT’s who have completed all requirements set out by the BACB (Behavior Analyst Certification Board). BCBAs are required to have a Masters Degree and complete over a thousand hours of supervision.

How will ABA therapy help my child?

ABA therapy will address the developmental deficiencies identified during an initial assessment of your child’s functioning across dozens of areas. With children on the autism spectrum, this often includes areas of verbal communication, like the ability to converse with parents and peers, request items, and communicate emotions and needs. Nonverbal communication, like making gestures and understanding social cues, can also be developed. Other important target areas of ABA include social skills, play skills, potty training, self-care skills (brushing teeth, washing hands, etc.), and day-to-day living skills (getting dressed, table manners, etc.).

When is the best time for my child to begin ABA therapy?

Simply stated: the earlier, the better.
Plenty of clinical research has demonstrated that children who start ABA therapy as early as possible (~2 years old) make the most significant improvements in their areas of deficit. In fact, children who received early intensive ABA therapy progressed to the point of being virtually indistinguishable from their neurotypical peers.

bottom of page