Applied Behavior Analysis Services at All Children’s Hospital offers individualized assistance for children with challenging behavior, their families, and other caretakers, as well as supports professionals from various other disciplines at ACH. ABA Services are designed to identify the purposes behavior serves for a child and to develop interventions focused on preventing problems, teaching replacement skills, and responding effectively to behavior. The goals of intervention are not only to improve behavior, but also to enhance the overall quality of life for children and families.
At All Children’s Hospital, our highly trained behavior analysts and behavioral parent educators provide services for children from birth to 21 years of age with diagnoses that include neurological and developmental disabilities, autism, ADD/ADHD, conduct disorders, and other conditions that affect the children’s behavioral functioning.
ABA Services are appropriate for children engaging in behavior that…
When a child is referred to ABA Services, the behavior analyst will work with the family (and other professionals, as appropriate) to:
ABA Services offers monthly seminars for parents on Structuring Homes for the Best Possible Behavior (more information - 190k PDF) and Resolving Your Child’s Difficult Behavior (more information - 186k PDF), as well as additional workshops based on need. The goal of our education program is to empower parents by providing information on the most effective, research-based approaches for supporting children’s behavior.
The ABA Services staff works with other professionals at ACH and in the community to enhance behavior analytic services and other programs in which treatment outcomes for children could be impeded by behavior challenges. We offer cross-disciplinary training and collaboration at ACH, host annual conferences for local providers to share evidence-based practices and facilitate networking, and offer internship opportunities for Master’s and Doctoral-level professionals in training – guiding research to further enhance the quality of care at ACH.
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