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What skills are targeted by ABA therapy?2021-02-28T07:08:40+00:00

The focus will depend on the specific needs of your child, but common skill targets include:

  • Toilet training
  • Adaptive living skills (feeding, dressing, bathing)
  • Receptive language (following directions, selecting objects)
  • Expressive language (labeling objects, people, emotions)
  • Play and leisure skills (playing with toys, expanding beyond electronics)
  • Social skills (initiating conversation, responding to questions from peers, interactive play)
  • Ready-to-learn behaviors (sitting in a chair at table or desk, looking at instructor)
How does ABA therapy work?2021-02-28T07:08:22+00:00

ABA therapy works by slowly changing your child’s behavior with proven behavioral treatment principles. Your child is encouraged with reinforcers (food, toys, computer time, bubbles, verbal praise, etc.) for positive behaviors. Negative behaviors are ignored and replaced with positive replacement skills.

Our goal is to increase or decrease targeted behaviors in everyday situations so your child can live a functional, happy life.

What is ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapy?2021-02-28T07:08:05+00:00

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a therapeutic approach that has been showed to shown to improve socially significant behaviors in all areas of development for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other behavioral challenges, including:

  • Communication
  • Social emotional adjustment
  • Adaptive behaviors
  • Fine motor skills
  • Cognition
Do you have Spanish speaking therapists?2021-02-28T07:07:46+00:00

Yes! Many of our therapists are bilingual in Spanish and English.

What forms do you need to start services?2021-02-28T07:07:17+00:00

Before ABA services begin, you will need to provide:

  1. A copy of your child’s autism diagnosis and recommendation for ABA from a doctor and/or IEP.
  2. A copy of the FRONT and BACK of your insurance card.
  3. A completed intake form.

You can fill out the intake form and attach all documents on our Intake page.

How do I get started?2021-02-28T07:06:02+00:00

The first step would be to contact us for a free initial consultation. We can determine if your insurance covers ABA therapy and if your child is a good candidate for our services.

What areas do you offer ABA therapy?2021-02-28T07:05:26+00:00

We are located in Hackensack, NJ and serve the following counties: Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Union, Morris, Middlesex and Somerset.

How many hours of ABA therapy services can I get for my child?2021-02-28T07:05:10+00:00

Depending on your initial assessment, up to 40 hours/week. The best thing to do is to call our office. After we get all your insurance information, we can give you a more accurate answer.

What ages do you treat?2021-02-28T07:03:37+00:00

We treat children from 18 month to 20 years of age.

What insurance do you take?2021-03-12T04:45:36+00:00

We current accept: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, Horizon NJ Health, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Amerigroup, and Medicaid.

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