Frequently Asked Questions
What is ABA?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the process of systematically applying interventions, based on the concepts and principles of the science of behavior, to improve socially significant behavior. Programs may help with skill acquisition and with reducing behaviors that interfere with an individual’s ability to learn and live as independently as possible. ABA procedures focus on arranging the individual’s environment to help promote positive behavior change. Behavior analysts rely on data to determine whether or not interventions are successfully improving behavior, and these data-based decisions help personalize and optimize treatment for each individual.
What Type of Skills Will We Teach?
Programs and skill acquisition goals will be personalized to each individual, based on the results of intake assessments and parent/guardian input. Examples of skills we may target include: academic skills, early social skills, life skills/daily living skills (e.g., brushing teeth, washing hands), and verbal behavior/language.
What Are Your Hours?
Sessions are available by appointment between 9 AM and 7 PM, Monday through Friday, and by appointment on Saturdays. For questions /additional information, contact Kait by phone at (309) 642-8017, Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 7 PM.
What Does a Session Look Like?
Each individual’s session will look a little different, depending on his/her goals and targeted skills! Most sessions will take place in a private room, with a staff working 1:1 with the individual. Sessions will include age-appropriate materials, snacks may be provided during the individual’s time at the clinic (upon intake, any dietary restrictions or needs will be discussed), and session length may last 30 min – 60 min or more. Sessions may occur as little as 1x/week to multiple times per week.
What will be the Staff Ratio?
.Most sessions will be conducted with one staff per individual (1:1). Some sessions may include 2 staff per one individual (2:1).
What Funding Sources are Accepted?
Funding may be provided by the Medicaid Waiver program, home-based funding, or through insurance. For further questions, please contact Kait.
Do You Offer Any Parent Training?
Yes! Parent training will be available, both with individual families and, in the future, as groups. Submit any special requests for training to Kait, and we will keep you notified of opportunities for upcoming trainings.