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ABA Therapy

Ross Therapy Group

ABA Therapy & Autism Research located in Scotch Plains, NJ

Applied behavior therapy (ABA) is the only widely-recognized treatment for autism, and it’s the only approach consistently covered by health insurers. At Ross Therapy Group -- located in Scotch Plains, New Jersey -- we’ve assembled a team of professionals who are highly skilled in finding the absolute best ABA therapists for each New Jersey family. When you’re ready to explore a new treatment path or if you’ve just received an autism diagnosis, reach out to the Ross Therapy team to book an appointment. Online scheduling is available, or you can call our office.

ABA Therapy Q & A

What are the benefits of ABA therapy?

Applied behavior therapy has been studied for more than 40 years and thousands of pieces of research document the effectiveness of this approach. Your ABA therapist works to:

  • Increase social and task-related behaviors
  • Teach self-control and self-monitoring skills
  • Improve communication patterns
  • Boost your child’s social skills
  • Teach families how to create an optimal home environment
  • Reduce interfering behaviors like self-injury
  • Help your child apply new skills to classroom or social settings

How is my child’s progress measured in ABA therapy?

Having the ability to measure progress is essential, and your therapist has several tools for monitoring your child’s progression. The process begins by identifying areas where improvements could help enhance your child’s life.

Next, the therapist works with your child to create clear goals, as well as the steps required to reach those goals. As your child learns new skills and practices interventions, that progress is carefully measured and evaluated.

Measuring progress gives you and your child a clear idea of the benefits of ABA therapy. This data also helps your ABA therapist augment and refine the treatment path, moving on to new skills when your child masters one area of focus. Furthermore, your therapist works under the supervision of a board-certified behavior analyst, who can also weigh in on treatment progress.

How are families supported through ABA therapy?

Although raising a child with autism isn't always easy, the ABA therapy process can lead to measurable improvements in your child’s skill sets and help relieve some of the stress that you, as a parent, may experience.

That may be as simple as having a trained professional to whom you can turn with questions and concerns. Because ABA therapy is a daily, long-term process, your therapist will quickly become something of an extended family member.

As you move through treatment, your child’s therapist will routinely review his or her progress and discuss which skills and interventions will be the focus of upcoming sessions. Family goals can be incorporated into therapy, helping reduce tensions within your household.  

We know that parenting a child with autism can sometimes be isolating. Having the support of a skilled ABA therapist can help you gain a new perspective on your child’s progress and potential.

And don’t forget: In the state of New Jersey, children with autism are guaranteed insurance coverage for ABA services. You can help your child with no out-of-pocket costs!

How long does it take to see results from ABA therapy?

Each child learns at their own pace, so there's no established timeline for achieving results. But the individualized nature of ABA therapy is why it’s such an effective treatment path. Your therapist allows your child to set the pace, which enhances the natural learning process and helps support retention of newly learned skills and behaviors.  

When you’re ready to get started, schedule an appointment with Ross Therapy Group for a consultation and begin your child’s journey in autism treatment and support. We look forward to meeting you and partnering with your family on this new journey!

Notes: constant supervision with a BCBA, parent training, family support; aim to convince reader that this is their best option.