What is ABA?

Thursday February 28, 2019 at 10:49 PM


Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a science, a way of thinking, and a holistic approach to problem solving and skill development. Consistent application of ABA therapy has helped our clients acquire a variety of new and essential developmental skills. ABA therapy, when provided by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, is considered the single most effective way for individuals to overcome the challenges of an autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities.

What does a typical session look like?

While therapy programs are highly individualized based on the needs of the client, all sessions share some similarities in basic structure and format. Therapy is always delivered in a one-on-one format to ensure that each of our clients receives the attention that he or she requires. Much of a typical session will be conducted in a private therapy room, though our clinics incorporate plenty of space for play and socialization as well.

How long is a typical session on average?

A typical session can last around 4 hours on average, but may be shorter or longer depending on your family’s schedule and the needs of your child. This time is completely devoted to your child’s individual learning needs. Skills are taught in a variety of ways, both through structured tasks and in natural social contexts. Frequent positive reinforcement is a key feature of a therapy session and the means by which therapists will develop your child’s repertoire of functional and adaptive skills.

What is the role of the BCBA?

As a board-certified expert in the clinical application of behavioral principles, the BCBA is responsible for conducting assessments to identify deficits, designing programs that address your child’s individual needs, and providing ongoing supervision to your child’s primary therapists.

What is the role of the technician?

The role of the behavior technician is to provide direct, one-on-one therapy for your child under the supervision of a BCBA. Gateway employs only highly skilled technicians who undergo thorough training in the methods of ABA and work in close collaboration with their supervisors as a therapy team devoted solely to the needs of your child.

How Do We Get Started?

Interested families are encouraged to leave a message on our contact page or call any of our clinics during regular business hours. A client relations specialist will promptly be in touch to answer any questions you may have and will be happy to arrange a tour or intake for you and your family. Our goal is to make sure that each and every child has access to quality therapy, and we will do everything we can to make this initial process as worry-free as possible.

Contact us to discover the best of Michigan’s premier center for ABA therapy has to offer.

PHONE: (248) 712-4266
EMAIL: [email protected]

About Gateway Pediatric Therapy

With our expert team of therapists, modern facilities, and state of the art technology, Gateway is Michigan’s premier center for ABA therapy. The team at Gateway is singularly focused in its commitment to providing quality care at the highest possible level.

What services do you provide?

At Gateway Pediatric Therapy, we utilize the fundamental principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy in order to develop language, social, academic, and daily living skills in children ages 0–18 with autism and related conditions. We offer best-in-class assessment, treatment, and intervention services, which are conducted at our incredible clinics or in the convenience of your home.

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