ABA Services

What is ABA? Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a type of therapy often used in the treatment and education of children with autism spectrum disorders. To date, it is the most promising, evidence-based treatment available to children and their families. There are many misconceptions about ABA, including the notion that ABA is synonymous with discrete trial training (DTT). Discrete trial training is but one form of ABA; other ABA-based interventions include the use of positive reinforcement, behavioral momentum, token economies, and differential attention/reinforcement. Indeed, it is more accurate to think of ABA as a class of treatment, including multiple examples (e.g., positive reinforcement, differential attention), as opposed to one example of ABA (i.e., discrete trial training). KidsLink behavioral consultants have received training in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). They can customize a home-based, school-based or center-based intervention program for your child, including:

  • Evaluation of child’s ABA needs
  • Development of programming goals
  • Tutor training
  • Ongoing monitoring of goals and tutors

Meet the KidsLink ABA consultants: (Click on name to view profile)
Jacklyn Crissinger, M.S., BCBA
Jaclynn Bosley, M.Ed., BCBA
Rachel Pasquerilla, EdS, BCBA
Rachel Wolf, M.A., BCBA, COBA
Rebecca Embacher, M.Ed., BCBA, COBA
Rosemarie Griffin, M.A., CCC/SLP, BCBA
Tonya Freeman, M.A., CCC/SLP, BCBA
Carolline Turnbull, BCaBA

ABA is not one thing; rather, it is an approach to behavior change that should be individualized to each child’s unique approach to learning. Some children will require more intensive ABA treatment while others will require more naturalistic approaches.

To learn more about ABA for your child, please contact the KidsLink office at 330-963-8600.