What is ABA Therapy?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a data-driven therapy which uses scientifically proven learning techniques to change behaviors. ABA therapists collect data to measure which learning techniques are working best for each individual. ABA is widely accepted as highly effective in teaching complex skills to children with autism. CAC uses multiple therapeutic approaches such as Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Natural Environment Training (NET), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Pivotal Response Training (PRT), and Social Stories. Each approach is unique and specific in providing treatment to children.
We help develop an individualized therapy program that reflects your family and child’s specific needs while building on the unique abilities of your child. During our center-based therapy sessions, children are immersed in a structured, stimulating, and playful environment designed specifically for learners with autism. Each child works individually with an behavioral therapist, as well as participates in therapist-led activities with a small group of similarly-aged children to build socialization skills.

What Does an ABA Therapy Session Look Like?

Therapy sessions at CAC often look and sound like typical childhood play, filled with wonder, growth, and fun! While encouraging curiosity, we make sure that every child learns critical skills including:
  • Communication and cognitive development
  • Social and emotional skills
  • Adaptive and functional living skills
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Reciprocal play and shared engagement
  • Personal hygiene and self-care