Frequently Asked Questions
What is ABA?
ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. This is essentially the science behind teaching and learning, with a focus on "socially significant" skills. ABA is supported by decades of research as being an evidence-based practice.
My child doesn't have a diagnosis but struggles with their behavior. What do I do?
We love working with learners of all ages and abilities. We recommend booking a free consult to learn more about what we offer. If we aren't sure that we can help, we can provide you with a referral for someone who can.
Is ABA just for people with autism?
No! While we wholeheartedly recognize ABA as a highly effective method for teaching individuals on the spectrum, people of all ages, abilities, and disabilities can benefit from ABA-based interventions.
What types of skills do you work on?
We create treatment plans that are completely individualized to your learner and family's needs. Plans vary greatly from learner to learner because no two people are the same. We work with you to review data and select skills to teach that are going to make the biggest difference in your child's life. An example of skills we might work on are functional communication skills, tolerance skills, social skills, daily living skills, executive functioning skills, and self management skills.
Does Beyond Behavior provide intensive ABA?
Intensive ABA refers to a service delivery model that provides between 30 and 40 hours of therapy per week. We do not currently offer this service, but are happy to provide referrals to providers in the area who do.
We've tried other therapy types and it didn't work. Why try ABA?
Beyond Behavior's approach to ABA therapy can be described as "practice in play". We aim to make learning fun for every learner while contriving meaningful opportunities to practice relevant skills. We work with you to create ways to keep the practice going at home to help with speed of skill acquisition and generalization across environments and people