Whether you are an ABA parent or a provider, you probably have questions. We’ve compiled some frequently asked questions pertaining to ABA and services with Behavior Gains. If you don’t see the answer to your questions, don’t hesitate to contact us – we are here to help.

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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the study of behavior and how it can change and interact with an individual’s environment. ABA therapy is currently the only scientifically-proven method of treating individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

An ABA treatment plan is developed by the BCBA who performs your child’s initial assessment. Treatment plans serve as a roadmap for your child’s sessions and include goals and milestones. Treatment plans are not set in stone as they are, they change as your child progresses. Treatment plans are designed and supervised by a BCBA and are carried out by qualified ABA professionals known as Behavior Technicians.

A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is the leader of the ABA community. BCBAs create and supervise treatment plans and meet regularly with parent/guardian team of their clients.

Behavior Gains currently provides ABA Assessments, ABA Therapy, Caregiver/Parent Training, and Community & Social Programs in Hillsborough County, Florida.

We provide BCBA Mentorship and Fieldwork Supervision locally as well as remotely nationwide.

Yes. ABA assessments are not only beneficial, they are necessary for the Behavior Gains team to determine a treatment plan. 

Yes, caregivers are required to be present for all face-to-face assessment meetings. Caregivers are an integral part of the assessment process and their input is needed in every step of the process. 

The time of day of sessions will depend on the client’s specific needs and availability. The schedule of services will be developed in collaboration with your supervising BCBA. 

No, one-on-one sessions are for people of all ages- not just young children. 

In most cases, community-based services will be worked into the established 1:1 ABA therapy session schedule. If that is not possible or appropriate, an alternate schedule of these services will be developed through coordination with the client and supervising BCBA. 

When it becomes clinically appropriate for a client to join a peer social group, the supervising BCBA will collaborate with the individual and family (if applicable) and determine if this is something that is important to the family. From there, specific goals will be developed in collaboration with the individual and family and then enrollment will be discussed with the individual and family.

Even if it has not been recommended yet, you can always let your supervising BCBA know you are interested in these groups to discuss it further.

Caregiver consultation and training sessions typically occur once a week but your schedule will depend on your individual needs. 

Absolutely! Your Behavior Gains BCBA is there to support you in AND out of sessions. 

Yes. We can absolutely arrange remote supervision which means we can help trainees almost anywhere.

We know that getting unrestricted hours can be difficult, which is why these hours are our top priority. We ensure that trainees have access to as many unrestricted hours as they would like!

Yes. BCBA mentorship is for every certified BCBA and you can get started whether employed or not.

Yes, with the proper release forms, we will be able to provide consult on specific cases. 

Any open positions we have available are listed on our Careers page. If there are no current job postings, we are always interested in receiving resumes for review of serious ABA professionals who are interested in joining our team.