Yakima, WA 98903
Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an intensive behavioral program for individuals who have obtained a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder from a Center of Excellence and a prescription for Applied Behavior Analysis.
The program provides services for children ages 5 to 12, who display challenging and or aggressive behaviors that impede on their social and academic improvement.
Based on an assessment and treatment plan completed by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or a Lead Behavior Analyst Therapist (L-BAT), the child will receive either a 3 or 6 month period of services, and will receive 6 to 12 hours a week of direct instruction with a therapy assistant, with supervision by a BCBA or L-BAT.
The direct instruction can be provided in different environments such as the home, school and community settings. Services will be provided wherever the challenging behaviors are occurring naturally.
Due to the program being intensive, the parents/ guardians are required to attend a minimum weekly training with the BCBA or L-BAT to develop skills that will help maintain the child’s skills they are gaining during the program.