Our mission at Bedford Family Therapy’s ABA Program is to provide the highest level of clinical services to individuals who have been diagnosed with a spectrum disorder like autism. ABA therapy is a scientific and evidence-based approach to understanding behavior used to improve social, emotional and life skills.
Applied behavior analysis is designed to help with many concerns, including.
- Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ( ADHD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Fears and phobia
- Issues with anger management
- Severe anxiety
Your pediatrician may have recommended ABA therapy. ABA services can also be helpful for adults with autism and other behavioral disorders.
We take a collaborative approach to behavior therapy, working closely with our clients, their families, and other members of their clinical team to develop individualized treatment plans. We believe that communication is a group effort, and we strive to empower our clients to take an active role in their own care. This is an interpersonal type of therapy in which the individual often works with a practitioner one-on-one. The goal of applied behavior analysis is to improve skills by using interventions that are based on principles of learning theory.
ABA therapy helps individuals on the autism spectrum by.
- Increasing their social abilities like completing tasks, communicating, and learning new skills
- Implementing maintenance behaviors like self-control and self-regulation
- Teaching them to transfer learned behaviors to new environments.
- Modifying the learning environment to challenge them in certain scenarios.
- Reducing negative behaviors like self-harm
Our team of board-certified behavior analysts (BCBA’s) specialize in a variety of areas, including early childhood intervention, children with multiple diagnoses and parent and caregiver training.
At BFT-ABA, we build upon the uniqueness of your child / adolescent /young adult by determining their motivations. We value the individual interests, strengths, and motivators of each client, and we individualize all services based on those important factors.
Our primary focus is on supporting safety awareness and decreasing tantrums as well as other challenging or dangerous behaviors, increasing social and play, communication, and daily living skills. Clinical programming begins with a comprehensive evaluation that determines the level of need and recommended number of hours.
After the treatment plan has been reviewed with the family, a schedule is determined, and implementation of the plan begins!