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Watson's Way ABA - Frequent Q & A's

Updated: Jan 12, 2022

1. What Makes WATSON’S WAY ABA Different?

WATSON’S WAY ABA is committed to providing the most effective treatment possible for children with developmental disabilities. We are dedicated to ensuring that our treatment is defined by:

 Individualized, responsive care.

 Ongoing support and training for parents/caregivers, RBTs & BCBAs / BCaBAs


 Treatment decisions that are guided by data and informed by research.  Commitment to qualified, professional clinicians.

 Active collaboration with other providers to ensure continuity of care.

2. What is ABA therapy?

ABA's Goal Is to Help Build Skills & Reduce

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific, evidenced-based practice that focuses on behaviors of social significance. Individuals implement principles that systematically assist in meaningful socially significant outcomes for the client. Recognized as a highly effective treatment for children diagnosed with autism, ABA will be provided on a 1:1 intensive basis in the home, community, and center setting.

ABA Therapy helps children who are not thriving in their current settings by using techniques proven to increase the child's motivation and improve skills like speech, cooperation, taking turns, making friends, motor skills, hygiene, personal safety, and more. In addition to skill-building, ABA can minimize behaviors that inhibit learning, or are otherwise inappropriate. Behavior Interventionists focus on reducing rates of maladaptive behavior while teaching the child to use more appropriate means to get their needs met.

3. Who provides ABA services?

Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Master-level professionals to provide parent training and oversee treatment.

Consultants / BCBA & BCaBA: Consultants receive their license through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Consultants are required to hold a master’s degree and complete ongoing training. They develop curriculum for their clients and supervise care.

RBTs / Behavior Technicians: Our registered behavioral technicians (RBTs) are the professionals who deliver direct care to your child. They implement the treatment plans designed by the Consultant. RBTs at WATSON’S WAY ABA are enrolled in college programs or have received a Bachelor’s degree. They also receive weekly training and supervision.

4. What can you expect in a session?

1:1 format in a private session room including a variety of your child’s preferences

5. Are you eligible for services?

ABA therapy is prominently known for treating individuals with autism spectrum disorder. However, ABA can also be used to assist with several other diagnoses including but not limited to ADHD, developmental delay, Global developmental delay, ODD.

6. WATSON’S WAY ABA Provides a variety of service location options

The Home, Our Center, The Community (grocery stores, restaurants, parks, malls, etc.), Schools (as permitted by principal approval), Daycare’s facilities, etc. Treatment is most provided in the home and schools, where the child spends most of his/her time. The home setting allows the practice of pivotal skills that lead to lifelong success & independence. ASD symptoms do not end at the front door! While most treatment takes place in the child’s home, WATSON’S WAY ABA can provide treatment in all settings in which the child is experiencing difficulty.

7. We Provide ABA Services For Children Ages 2-18

Decades of research have established that the intensity of ABA treatment is a key element in helping a child make lasting gains. Treatment programs typically range from 10-40 hours per week of direct care, depending upon the child’s needs. Sessions are typically between two and four hours each, and interventionists generally provide treatment daily.

Data-Driven Results

ABA is a data-driven therapy; clinicians depend on real-time measurement of behavior to guide intervention decisions. WATSON’S WAY ABA uses a data-tracking program that instantly creates readable graphs so that performance can be monitored. This allows us to efficiently modify goals and programs so that treatment is always being customized to fit a child’s needs. This system also allows parents to have a detailed understanding of how the intervention is progressing across target areas. WATSON’S WAY ABA makes it a priority to coordinate care and share data with your other service providers.

8. ABA Can Help Children with Developmental Delays Live More Fulfilling Lives

ABA is proven to improve functioning across all skill areas, including communication skills, social skills, and self-care skills. ABA is increasingly covered by health insurance providers, making it an accessible treatment option for many families.

ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) *

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