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Applied Behavioral Analysis ABA

Applied Behavioral Analysis

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a therapeutic program to promote the development of children who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. ABA helps children to learn positive behaviors, enhance social awareness, increase language usage and further their emotional development.

During the course of therapy, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) works with parents to develop an ongoing treatment plan and supervises each child’s therapy. Through ongoing consultation with the behavior analyst, parents can come to better understand their child's needs, learn ways to teach their child and gain specific strategies to promote their child's success.

In therapeutic sessions, AccessPoint's fully-trained staff works with the child using empirically based practices and supports parents to learn these techniques as well.

Typical focus areas include helping children to:

  • reduce negative behaviors
  • increase communication
  • improve academic abilities
  • expand play and leisure skills
  • enhance motor development
  • learn self-care

Applied Behavior Analysis focuses on breaking skills down into small steps and teaching those steps repeatedly throughout a session. An emphasis on positive social interactions helps to promote progress. Through ongoing tracking and assessment, the treatment is continuously adapted to foster the child’s skill development.

For more information about ABA, please contact

Korrine Pilkington
Program Director
401-228-3940 x 1
Korrine Pilkington
Catherine Godone-Maresca
ABA Lead Therapist
401-228-3940 x 4
Catherine Godone-Maresca