“If they can’t learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn” -O. Ivar Lovaas
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy
In a basic description, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach that utilizes principles and strategies based on science that makes us understand “why” we engage in behavior. ABA utilizes three procedures, Reinforcement, Punishment (used as a last resort only), and Extinction, along with other behavioral strategies to help your child and family live a more positive and meaningful life. Creations Clinical Services will always utilize the least restrictive and evidenced-based strategies to increase skills your child lacks and/or decrease their challenging behaviors as well as utilizing an evidenced-based teaching approach tailored to your child to teach certain skills.
Our services are provided in the home, community and telehealth (if applicable) and are designed to be individualized. They are provided 1:1 with a Registered Behavior Technician and oversite by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Some of the skills we work on increasing are communication/verbal behavior, adaptive/self-help skills, social skills, play skills, vocational skills, replacement strategies for challenging behaviors, and executive functioning skills.
Our greatest hope is to instill a family-centered approach but we also understand the need to meet the family where they are. This means we are flexible enough to provide parent training services to meet the needs of the parent/caregiver whenever possible. We understand that life can be demanding at times but ask that you give us your best so that we both can meet the needs of your child to create lasting behavior change. Our parent training services are also individualized and aligned with your child's goals in mind. We will ensure you are receiving the training and information you need to help support your child to live a meaningful life.
*Payment we accept: Maryland Medicaid, Tricare, Carefirst BCBS, Anthem Healthkeepers Plus, Anthem Healthkeeprs Plus CCC+, Aetna, Virginia Premier, Magellan, Cigna, Friday Health Plans and Private Pay