Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
At Mitchell’s Place, we offer focused ABA treatment and comprehensive ABA treatment. We place emphasis on evidence-based practices by utilizing objective assessment, understanding the social importance of each behavior, improving the client’s quality of life and utilizing consistent ongoing assessment.
All of our ABA programs are supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)/Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) who creates an individualized treatment plan that identifies socially-significant skills to increase and challenging behaviors to decrease. Each child in our ABA programs will have a therapist who has obtained certification as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). A RBT is a paraprofessional who practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA or BCaBA and is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of behavior analytic services.
Focused ABA Treatment
Our focused ABA treatment is a one-on-one program that focuses on teaching foundational language and learning skills using the principals of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. In this setting, we work with children from the time that first signs are noticed until approximately seven years old. The number of sessions will be determined based on the client’s need and the centers availability. Most clients attend 2 to 4 days a week for 2 to 4 hour sessions.
Comprehensive ABA Treatment
Our comprehensive ABA treatment is a one-on-one program as well. It focuses on teaching foundational language skills, foundational learning skills, daily living skills, and social skills using the principals of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Children are integrated, as appropriate, into classrooms in our Early Learning Preschool (ELP) program to target social skills, classroom and group skills and generalization of skills. In this setting, we work with children who are two years old to six years old. This program runs five days a week from 8 AM until 3 PM.
ABA Services Include:
- Language and Learning Skill Assessment (e.g. ABLLS-R, VBMAPP)
- Functional Living Skills Assessment (e.g. AFLS)
- Individualized Treatment Plans for Skill Acquisition
- Discrete Trial Training/Teaching (DTT)
- Natural Environment Training/Teaching (NET)
- Daily data collection and analysis
- Verbal Behavior Approach
- Functional Behavior Assessment/Functional Analysis
- Individualized Behavior Intervention Plans