What We Do
The professionals and staff of ABA Psychological Services, P.C. are committed to providing the highest quality ABA therapy
based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to children and adults with autism. Our goal is for individuals with
autism to acquire the skills necessary to reach their highest potential while striving for behavioral and personal independence.
What is Applied Behavior Analysis?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a science based on the understanding of behavior and how to improve it. For children and adults with
autism, ABA therapy uses methods of learning and training to decrease problem behavior and replace it with appropriate and desirable
behavior. In providing behavioral therapy for children and adults with autism, our focus is on skills that are necessary for success in life.
How effective is ABA in the treatment of children and adults with autism?
ABA is supported by more scientific research than any other treatment for autism. Since the 1960s, hundreds of research studies have
proven the effectiveness of ABA in teaching important life skills and reducing problem behavior in children and adults who have
autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
The tremendous amount of scientific evidence documenting the benefits of ABA in the treatment of children and adults with autism
has led a number of prestigious organizations to endorse the effectiveness of ABA therapy for autism, including the American Academy
of Pediatrics, the National Academy of Sciences, and the New York State Department of Health.
- We provide ABA therapy for autism in the home and community settings, as well as in our professional offices. We also provide
social skills groups and parent training services.
- A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) conducts an initial evaluation which is used to design an effective treatment
plan tailored to meet the needs of the individual.
- Treatment plans are created to decrease problem behavior and teach new skills. Some behaviors we may
work to decrease include tantrums, aggression, self-injurious behavior, stereotypy (i.e., “stimming”), property
destruction, noncompliance, and food refusal or selectivity. Some behaviors we may teach or increase
include language, academic skills, social interactions, self-help skills, play skills, following directions, staying on
task, toileting, eating a variety of foods, as well as skills necessary for the self-control of emotions such as anger
- Treatment plans for this type of autism therapy are created to decrease problem behavior and teach new skills.
Our ABA therapy plans are implemented in the home, community settings, and our professional offices by our skilled
paraprofessionals under the direct supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). We collect and analyze
behavioral data in order to maximize the chance of success. When the child achieves the current behavioral goals,
the autism behavioral therapy plan is modified to include new and more advanced goals.
- Our practice uses a wide variety of teaching techniques based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).