What is ABA Therapy?

As oft-stated by Autism Speaks, ABA Therapy (also known as Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy) is a data-driven therapy predicated on widely recognized behavioral science and standards. ABA Therapy is the preferred method of the medical and behavioral health professions for addressing the challenges presented by autism spectrum disorder.

How Does ABA Therapy Work?

The goal of ABA therapy is to increase helpful behaviors while, at the same time, decreasing disruptive behaviors.
Once your BCBA creates a treatment plan, behavior technician(s) under the supervision of the BCBA will provide ABA therapy sessions. The weekly therapy sessions with the behavior technician(s) normally constitute 15-25 hours per week on average. The BCBA’s assigned to your child’s care will also participate throughout the week in your child’s therapy sessions, as well provide you with weekly training sessions so that you can reinforce therapy goals outside of sessions.

What qualifies a child to receive services?

Children typically qualify for ABA services when they receive an autism diagnosis or when ABA is prescribed for behavioral problems which may attend other disabilities such as ADHD or Down Syndrome.

Do You Accept Medical Insurance?

Yes! Best Day ABA offices accept most major medical insurance plans. Contact your local office for more information.

Is It Necessary For My Child to First Receive an Autism Diagnosis?

Yes, as a general matter, your primary medical insurer will require that your child will have received previously an autism diagnosis to qualify for benefits coverage. Your child’s pediatrician or your primary insurer can refer you to a developmentalist who can diagnosis whether your child is on the autism spectrum.
If your child has received an autism diagnosis and your insurer approves services, our BCBA staff can then perform an initial ABA assessment, followed by treatment plan creation and implementation.

Where are ABA Therapy Services Provided?

Nearly all ABA therapy services are performed in the home or your child’s daycare center. Other suitable locations in publicly-accessible areas are also available if conducive to your child’s therapy needs.