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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is ABA? Is it the
right path for my child?

What is ABA?
Is it the right path for my child?

If you’re finding yourself lost in a sea of information, burdened by the constant worry of whether they’re making the right choices for your child, you’re not alone. Here are answers to some common questions we receive from parents just like you:

ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. It’s a science-backed approach that helps children with autism and other developmental differences build useful skills and decrease behaviors that might be a bit challenging. In short, we’re all about supporting your child’s growth and making every day a bit easier for everyone.

Instead of visiting a center, our trained therapists come to your home. They work with your child in a familiar environment to practice skills and manage behavior. Autism is a spectrum, and every child’s journey is unique. At-home sessions let us tailor therapy to your family’s specific needs.

Absolutely! In fact, practicing skills in a natural environment often helps kids generalize those skills quicker. The sofa where dad reads the paper, the kitchen table, the sibling spats — these are the real classrooms.

Sessions usually last between 2 to 4 hours, but the duration can be adjusted based on your child’s needs and attention span. We aim for meaningful progress, not marathon sessions.

Most insurance plans do cover ABA therapy, and we can help you sort through the fine print. We do our best to make sure finances aren’t a barrier to getting the upport you need.

Keep in mind, every child is unique, and displaying one or more of these signs doesn’t necessarily mean a child has autism. However, if you notice several of these behaviors, it might be worth seeking a professional assessment.

 

Social Challenges

  • Limited eye contact
  • Difficulty with or lack of interest in social interactions
  • Not responding to their name as often as other babies might
  • Not sharing interests or achievements with others (like showing you a drawing)

Communication Difficulties

  • Delayed speech and language skills
  • Repetitive language or actions (e.g., repeating words or phrases)
  • Difficulty understanding and using gestures
  • Limited range of expressions and tone of voice

Behavioral Signs

  • Repetitive behaviors like hand-flapping or rocking
  • Strong preference for routines and distress when those routines are disrupted
  • Unusual interests or fixations
  • Over or under-reaction to pain, light, or sound
  • Frequent or severe tantrums, aggressive behaviors, or self injurious behaviors

Developmental Milestones

  • Missing developmental milestones or achieving them and then regressing
  • Challenges in make-believe or imaginative play
  • Difficulty with motor skills, like catching a ball or using crayons

 

If you see multiple signs that catch your attention, consider reaching out to your doctor for an evaluation. An early diagnosis can open doors to therapies, like ABA, which can support your child in building valuable skills. While it may seem daunting to face these signs head-on, remember—knowledge is power. Understanding what you’re dealing with is the first step in getting the right support. And we’re here for you, every step of the way.

Great question! ABA is a flexible approach that can benefit many children with a range of developmental and behavioral needs. But we get it; every child is unique. That’s why the first step is always an assessment. This gives us a chance to understand your child’s specific needs and for you to see if our approach feels right. No onesize-fits-all here.

We completely understand. Labels can feel limiting, and you know your child is so much more than a diagnosis. ABA isn’t about labeling; it’s about identifying areas for growth and providing targeted support. Our aim is to celebrate your child’s strengths while providing help where it’s needed.

While we believe there’s great value in practicing skills in a familiar environment, we’re also flexible. We can work in other natural settings, like a library, park, or a community center, or even go virtual if that’s what suits your family best. Your comfort and convenience are important to us.

You’re not alone, and we’re here to chat whenever you’re ready. Whether you’ve got big questions, small questions, or even the why-is-my-kid-screaming kind of questions, we’re all ears.

Getting started is as simple as reaching out to us. We’ll schedule an initial assessment, chat about your child’s unique needs, and develop a game plan from there.

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