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ABA therapy programming is tailored to each individual’s needs and learning style. Program delivery focuses on discrete trial drills conducted on a one-to-one basis with a therapist. Programs may work to teach social skills, play, language acquisition or other identified skills.

ABA therapy sessions typically occur several days during a week for a few hours per session. This time will vary dependent upon each individual’s age, needs, and tolerance but typically ranges from 10 to 40 hours per week.

The BCBA designs, implements and monitors the program delivery. This occurs through on-site supervisions, video conferencing, observation and program revisions. Consultation with the BCBA typically occurs 2 to 6 hours per month. Solving Autism offers in-home program development and monitoring.

Many people express concern that ABA leads only to rote learning and “robot-like” behaviors. While “rote” teaching is a small part of ABA, it is important to note that rote is a part of all learning. As individuals become more comfortable with the sessions, then therapy branches out to include generalization and skill application. New items are introduced on a regular basis as skills are mastered to ensure that learning is continuing and building upon now known skills.

If you are still not sure if ABA is right for you, give us a call or send an email. We will be glad to discuss your concerns with you and talk more in-depth about what ABA is and address any specific questions or concerns you may have!