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About ABA

ABA has been recommended.

What does that mean??

What is ABA?

In simple terms, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) changes the environment in order to change our behavior. We all use simplified ABA techniques without even knowing it. ABA focuses on improving behaviors, such as social skills, communication, and challenging behaviors. ABA therapy monitors behavior change in a systematic way so that we can see how well the therapy is working.  

ABA has been shown to help children with autism develop needed skills and new ways to respond to challenges, whatever the age or how impacted their skills are. Its effectiveness is backed by hundreds of studies and it has been endorsed by the U. S. Surgeon General as an effective treatment for autism. 

Unlike counseling and psychological services, ABA therapy typically involves a consistent therapy schedule that includes multiple sessions each week, lasting 2 or more hours each. Every child is different; and each child's therapy schedule is individualized.

At Green Box ABA we offer a unique, comprehensive, and individualized therapy approach, designing each child’s therapy plan based on their unique strengths and needs. We believe that learning happens when a child enjoys participating in therapy. 

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What to Expect

Whether you are new to ABA or just new to Green Box ABA, you may not know what to expect. Reveal the answers to some FAQs:

We provide consultation, assessment, parent education, and one-on-one therapy in a variety of settings. 

What kind of help is available?

Each child is assigned a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who has a Master's degree and specialized training in ABA. The therapy team may also include registered behavior technicians (RBT) or an Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA).

More information about the BCBA, BCaBA, and RBT credentials can be found in the "Join Our Team" area

Who will work with my child?

Where will therapy take place?

We provide both in-home therapy and clinic-based therapy. Therapists spend time learning about your child’s interests to keep them engaged and enjoying learning new skills.

To learn more about our clinic, visit  "Find Us" found under "Who We Are?

Your involvement in ABA therapy is essential and includes not just participating in therapy, but also communicating with your child’s therapist, participating in educational sessions, and doing “homework” outside of sessions.

What is expected from me?

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Is ABA right for Us?

ABA therapy is about changing habits. It is a substantial commitment of time, effort, and quite possibly changing things that you do, not just for your child, but your whole family. Here are some questions to help you decide if this is right for you:

One of the biggest determinates of success is consistency of therapy sessions. To help your child down the path to “graduating from ABA,” you will need to do your best to maintain your child’s established schedule.

Are you able to keep a consistent weekly schedule of therapy appointments? 

Why should you trust our recommendations and plans, some of which may look like they will make problems worse? Before you begin actually seeing change in your child and your family, it is hard to believe that it will happen and there are other therapies that promise “miracles” and a “cure.” We can’t and we won’t make those kinds of promises. We can tell you that our recommendations will be based on clinical experience in addition to behavioral and psychological research. Each of our clinicians have specialized training in the application of that research to challenges faced by children diagnosed with autism. 

Are you willing to have an open mind about what needs to be done?  

Are you able to commit to being a part of the process?

ABA is not a “one and done” intervention. We have seen parents get discouraged because they “tried the plan once and it didn’t work.” Behavior challenges don’t develop “overnight.” Behavior change doesn’t happen overnight either. It requires stick-to-it-ness.

You aren’t technically going to be a “therapist,” but lasting behavior improvements happen when ABA strategies continue after the therapist leaves for the day. We are committed to developing some strategies that you can actually use and giving you the tools and support you need to use them

If you answered "yes" to those questions, then ABA may be a good fit for your family! Learn more about our services, intake process, or what to expect if you'd like to get started!