ABA Therapy for Kids Surprise AZ


 Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) provides treatment focused on behavior change for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders.   Over the past 60 years, ABA has developed into the sole treatment that is funded by insurance for Autism Spectrum Disorders.  As the field has progressed, practitioners have moved away from previously aversive strategies to better teach children what is functional and appropriate.

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is grounded in the science of learning and behavior.

ABA is not limited to addressing challenging behaviors; it also aims to promote positive behaviors in home and community settings. Some key strategies employed in ABA treatment plans include:

  • Reinforcement: Providing stimuli such as praise, attention, activities, or tangible items to sustain desired behaviors.
  • Chaining: Breaking down complex routines into manageable steps and teaching them sequentially.
  • Natural Environment Training (Incidental Teaching): Capitalizing on naturally occurring opportunities to teach skills, such as during daily activities or transitions, to facilitate generalization to different settings.
  • Discrete Trial Teaching: Focused on teaching foundational skills in a distraction-free environment, with repeated opportunities for practice and reinforcement before generalizing the skills to real-world situations.

By employing these strategies, ABA aims to promote skill development and positive behavior changes in pediatric clients, fostering their overall growth and development.

What skills are taught in Applied Behavior Analysis?

“What skills are taught in Applied Behavior Analysis?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) focuses on teaching skills that offer meaningful and impactful benefits to the individuals undergoing treatment. These may include:

  • Replacement Skills for current forms of maladaptive behaviors, such as functional communication.
  • Verbal behavior (communication) using additional supporting tools such as PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) and Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices (AAC).
  • Social Skills development to enhance interpersonal interactions and relationships.
  • Daily Living Skills to foster independence in activities of daily living and promote functional independence.

ABA therapy programs can help:

  • Increase language and communication skills
  • Improve attention, focus, social skills, memory, and academics
  • Decrease problem behaviors
    Is ABA covered by insurance?

    Yes, ABA is often covered by insurance. Many insurance plans provide coverage for ABA therapy, especially for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. It’s best to check with your specific insurance provider to understand the details of your coverage.

    Are the ABA services provided in the home or in the clinic?

    Yes, we offer ABA services both at home and in the clinic. The BCBA will assess your child’s needs and determine the most effective environment to promote meaningful behavioral change. This ensures that your child receives the most appropriate and effective care.

    What is the anticipated number of hours per week that will be provided?

    ABA therapy is grounded in scientific research and has been proven highly effective in improving various skills in children. Our program provides Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI), which is recognized as one of the most effective approaches for young children diagnosed with autism.
    Our ABA Department offers intensive treatment programs ranging from 20 to 35 hours per week, spread across multiple days. These programs are tailored to meet each child’s individual needs and focus on improving areas such as communication, social skills, and behavior management.

    Who is eligible for ABA with TEAM4Kids?

    New clients as well as those currently receiving services at TEAM 4 Kids are eligible, although availability is limited. Some insurance plans may require a diagnosis before approving services. For further details, please reach out to the clinic’s administrative personnel.

    I receive therapy at another facility, what are my options?

    If you currently receive therapy at another company, you have the option to transition all therapies to TEAM 4 Kids. Alternatively, if you have a therapist whom you deeply value, you can invite them to join our team.

    At TEAM 4 Kids, we prioritize a collaborative approach to therapy. Our therapists work closely together to ensure comprehensive care for your child. Centralizing all therapies at TEAM 4 Kids provides our therapists with access to your child’s complete medical profile, setting our therapy apart.

    If you are receiving other therapies from different providers, we will reach out to discuss options regarding Applied Behavior Analysis and determine what best suits your family’s needs.”

    What are the hours that are offered for therapy?

    Monday through Friday – Please refer to the session blocks below for more details:

      • 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Availability Limited
      • 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM:
      • 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM:
      • 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Availability Limited