What is the

Benefit of Center-Based Services?

Center-based services have shown to be superior to home-based services for mastery of program targets and rate of mastery (Dixon, Burns, Granpeesheh, Amarasinghe, Powell, & Linstead, 2017).

Increased treatment hours increase the number of targets mastered.

Mother and daughter superheros reading togetherCenter-based services provide a more structured learning environment to train parents and caregivers. Furthermore, the quality and quantity of therapy supervision by board certified behavior analysts of direct care professionals is improved with center-based services.

A qualified professional, licensed clinical psychologist with training in applied behavior analysis or a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), should be designing and supervising ABA services. BCBA’s hold a minimum of a Master’s Degree with approved coursework, 1,500 hours of supervised independent fieldwork, and have passed a comprehensive board certification exam.

Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA) are certified to provide direct services to individuals with autism. BCaBA’s are professionals with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, 30 hours of graduate-level studies in applied behavior analysis, 1,000 hours of supervised independent fieldwork, and have passed a comprehensive board certification exam. RBT’s are required to complete an intensive 40-hour training program covering the foundations of applied behavior analysis, competency checks with a certified behavior analyst, and pass a board certification exam.

How can you tell if someone is a

Qualified Provider of ABA Services?

A qualified professional, licensed clinical psychologist with training in applied behavior analysis or a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), should be designing and supervising ABA services.

Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA) are certified to provide direct services to individuals with autism.