ABA therapy has two features to keep in mind when considering treatment style: it is data-driven, and it can absolutely be customized to meet your individual child’s needs.
As ABA therapy is a behavioral science, your BCBA should be tracking your child’s progress, collecting data, and making changes to the treatment plan accordingly. Be sure to ask your provider how this information is recorded, and how they will report it to you.
Another thing you want to watch out for when considering an ABA therapy provider is one who uses a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, look for a provider willing to tailor a treatment plan to suit your child’s needs. It should be one that focuses on the source of a behavioral problem rather than solely the actual behavior.
A provider able to customize plans to fit childrens’ individual needs will be able to assist your child at different moments of their lives, not just early childhood. Because of its ability to focus on specific skills, ABA therapy can be applied to significant moments such as preparing for school or remaining calm for a doctor’s visit.