What It Is

Behavioral Therapy, also knowns as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is defined as the science in which the principles of the analysis of behavior are applied systematically to improve socially significant behaviors. ABA uses principles and procedures to increase skill deficits (things we don't do enough of) and decrease skill excesses (things we do too much of). ABA focuses on why the behavior occurs and replaces it with functionally appropriate replacement behaviors. 

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How it works

At CTSC, our passion is to empower each child to reach their maximum potential by providing the highest quality applied behavior services available to families and children with special needs. We accomplish this mission by delivering evidence-based treatment practices by highly qualified, caring professionals and across all aspects of the child's environment including home, school, and in our clinic.

To begin, an Applied Behavior Analysis treatment package will be created by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). After the BCBA completes an extensive evaluation, the BCBA will create an individualized treatment that will best fit the needs of your child and your family. Your child will receive 1:1 therapy along with ongoing analysis of his progress to ensure he is continuing to progress toward goals and succeed! 

Therapists

Abigail Larkin, M.S., BCBA

 

 

 

Issues Commonly Addressed

  • Language (i.e., requesting, tact/expressive, listening responder/receptive, following directions)
  • Imitation skills
  • Gross/fine motor skills
  • Visual/perceptual skills (e.g., puzzles, matching, sorting)
  • Activities of daily living (e.g., toileting, dressing, and brushing teeth)
  • Social and independent play skills
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Group instruction
  • Hitting
  • Biting
  • Screaming
  • Hand flapping
  • Non-compliance
  • Scripting
  • Any repetitive/stereotypic behaviors
 
 

Next Steps