Category: ABA

The Grand Opening of Our New Autism Center in Doral!

We are excited to announce the opening of our new ABA clinic for children with autism and other related developmental disorders in Doral, Florida. Our grand opening and ribbon-cutting was scheduled on April 21st, 2023 from 1-2PM. The City of Doral officials, Miami Dade County officials, representatives of Florida International University and Bank of America, […]

Improving Routines at Home with ABA Therapy

Establishing routines at home can take a lot of time, effort, and commitment. So why put in the work? Over time, setting routines can prevent and reduce stress for all partakers, promote independence, and set expectations for children. It provides its own signal for what is coming next! Think of a time when you were […]

Choosing the Right ABA Company as an RBT

In today’s blog we will be going over 5 tips that will help RBTs choose the right ABA company! Finding an employer that fits is tough, especially in the ABA field. Based on past personal experience as an RBT living in Miami, FL, I have worked for amazing companies that raised my ethical and practice […]

ABA Therapy: The Verbal Operants

In our previous blog (read it here), we reviewed verbal behavior. In today’s, we will be diving further into the verbal operants. But first, let’s talk about how verbal responses begin! Verbal behavior (or responses), includes various forms of communication such as vocal, gestural, and picture exchange. Today, we will focus on vocal-verbal communication since […]

ABA Therapy: Understanding Verbal Behavior (VB)

There is a huge focus on verbal behavior in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and for a reason. When you hear the words “verbal behavior” you may think vocal speech. But verbal behavior is so much more than that! The formal definition of verbal behavior is a response that is reinforced through the mediation of others. […]

Trauma-Informed ABA Therapy: The “My Way” Approach

This blog post is written by our wonderful RBT, Cristina! Read below to learn about an approach called “My Way” and its benefits of eliminating challenging behaviors while strengthening trust and cooperation between caregiver and child. Dr. Greg Hanley (a well-known BCBA-D in the field of Behavior Analysis) developed a Functional Communication Request, FCR, and […]

What’s the Function?

“X doesn’t listen to me. They act out for no reason.” Have you heard this as a way to describe someone’s behavior? Have you said these out loud too? By the end of this blog, you’ll better understand why individuals do what they do to create a more satisfying environment for yourself and the people […]

WHAT IS ABA Therapy?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a research-based therapy that targets to decrease or increase behaviors by changing an individual’s environment. In other words, receiving ABA services can help to significantly reduce, or altogether eliminate behaviors that impede on a child’s quality of life (e.g., physical aggression, self-injurious behaviors, elopement). ABA will help to increase alternative skills, […]

The Seven Dimensions We All Need to Know About

Birthed by behaviorism and the experimental analysis of behavior, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) first stepped into the eyes of the public in the 1960s. This was mostly due to the efforts of some of our biggest role models in the field: Baer, Wolf, and Risley. Following all of the bizarre and inhumane experiments that were […]

ABA Therapy: The Value of Consistency

As a parent or educator, it can be tough keeping up with all of the little things that occur at home or in the classroom. Regardless, the consequences that maintain your child’s behavior do not pity the creator, and moments of inconsistency add up. In ABA we call this INTERMITTENT REINFORCEMENT, and it can literally […]