ABA, which stands for Applied Behavior Analysis, uses the scientific principles of learning and motivation in order to effectively teach. It focuses on the idea that consequences of what we do affect what we learn and what we will do in the future.

ABA seeks to improve scientific behaviors while demonstrating reliabile relationship between the procedures used and the change in the individual's behavior.

ABA uses positive reinforcement to increase more positive behaviors and social interactions & decrease inappropriate behaviors. Reinforcement is one of the main components to a successful program.

Board Certified  assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA)


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How often should therapy be done and when

ABA therapy consists of both intensive (comprehensive) programming and consultative (Focused) programming. Both forms are tailored to the individual's needs and the family. 

The amount of hours that an individual will need depends on their skill level, their disability or the severity of the problem behavior. 

The amount of therapy and services needed should be determined by a qualified professional BCBA, but the expected range of hours are typically between 10-40 hours a week. Children needing more help and support will be at the higher range while those requiring less support will be at the lower end. 

Early intervention is crucial to a child's development when a problem is suspected. Even if one does not receive ABA therapy at an early age, they can still benefit from obtaining therapy. Your never too old.

Pediatric ABA therapy for the children of the Ohio Valley

​The BCaBA requires you to have earned a Bachelors degree, less than a year of supervision, passing of the BCaba Exam, and continued supervision by a BCBA.

What is ABA therapy?

​Who will benefit from ABA therapy

There are two different levels in which someone can become certified to provide ABA services. Both levels require certain degrees, training and experience requirements.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)​
  • ​Developmental Disabilities
  • ​Down Syndrome
  • Alzheimers's and Dementia

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)


The BCBA requires you to have earned a master's degree, specific ABA coursework, achieve a specific number of supervised hours and pass the Board Exam.

**Always make sure that the person who is working with your child is Board Certified. Find out here, www.bacb.com

ABA is effective with a wide spectrum of behaviors and ability levels.

ABA can benefit individuals with:

Who can provide ABA?

  • Problem Behaviors
  • Tantrums
  • Physical Agression
  • Self Injurious Behaviors
  • ​Non-compliance

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