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601 FlagHouse Drive | Hasbrouck Heights | NJ | 07604

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why Should I Choose Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?

ABA therapy programs are comprehensive and cover a variety of areas the child needs to be successful. These areas include: improving language skills, learning new ways to manage behaviors, improving cognitive skills, improving social skills, improving self help/daily living skills and play/leisure skills.

Who Can Benefit From ABA?

Home and community based services are provided to families and and their children with Autism and other disabilities. Parent training and family implementation of behavior intervention is key to the success of home intervention. The COR Behavioral Group provides services to individuals of all ages.

What Does A Typical ABA Session Look Like?

ABA sessions look different across cases, as they are individualized based on your child's needs. ABA sessions include program implementation, recording data, graphing data. Programs, data sheets, and graphs are kept in a binder, which stays at your home. Any materials needed or used to implement your child's programs will also be left at your home. Reinforcement is given to your child if and when it is earned based on individual treatment and program protocol. This might look like having a snack, using an ipad, playing with a toy or activity in a separate room or area. A typical ABA therapy session may last anywhere from 90 minutes to four hours at a time. The amount of time sessions last is dependent on therapist and family availability for scheduling and available authorized hours. The last 15 minutes of session are dedicated to the therapist to review and graph the recorded data.

What Should I Expect From My BCBA?

During the initial visit, family members are interviewed regarding specific behaviors to address. Observation and indirect measures (i.e. behavioral questionnaires) will be used during that meeting or subsequent meetings. The BCBA is looking to determine the function of behaviors—in other words, why does someone do what they do? Once the initial evaluation is complete, an individualized treatment plan will be developed. The components of this plan will be created, instructed to the therapists and explained/demonstrated to the caregivers in a language and manner that makes sense to them. The BCBA will manage data tracking, interpretation, and presentation. Coordination of communication between other service providers, including but not limited to speech/language therapists, physical therapists, school teachers is also under the BCBA’s purview.

What Should I Expect From My ABA Therapist?

Effective ABA therapists consistently arrive to session on time, they are prepared and ready to implement programs and/or treatments, they show high interest and engagement with the child, they are mentally present during the entirety of the treatment session, and they are able to effectively and clearly communicate with the client, client's family, and the supervising BCBA.

How Do I Know if My ABA Therapist is Doing a Good Job?

Effective ABA therapists consistently arrive to session on time, they are prepared and ready to implement programs and/or treatments, they show high interest and engagement with the child, they are mentally present during the entirety of the treatment session, and they are able to effectively and clearly communicate with the client, client's family, and the supervising BCBA.

What behaviors Will Be Addressed In Therapy Sessions?

This is a list of the most common behaviors to be addressed during an ABA session: play and leisure skills, imitation skills, attending skills, functional communication skills, social communication deficits, adaptive living/self-help skills, compliance, personal safety, ADLs, reducing stereotypy, and community inclusion.

Where Will Sessions Take Place?

Services are provided in the home, school, or community settings. Services can also be provided at our Center, and will include individual, group, and fitness based programs.

What Should I Do If I Have Concerns About My Child's Therapy?

If you have questions or concerns about the ABA therapy being provided for your child, the supervising BCBA will be able to address any questions or concerns you have about what is being implemented. All programs and protocols are set forth by the BCBA, who has tailored the ABA therapy to your child's individual needs.