Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an intensive treatment that uses various techniques and principles – supported by empirical evidence and research – to improve socially significant behaviors while simultaneously decreasing abhorrent/negative behaviors.
ABA can be implemented in the home, social settings, private schools, CDC/daycares, and additional environments upon approval. STAR also has accommodations for a few clients to be seen at our office (clinic-based treatment).
We used STAR for early intervention ABA services. My daughter was mostly nonverbal when we started sessions but within the first few weeks she started talking more and more while gaining confidence in her voice. The therapist also helped my daughter with different tics and behaviors that became difficult for her to deal with in daytoday life. The STAR therapist even helped my family deal with life changes and my daughter with her developmental needs. STAR exceeded every expectation I had for an ABA therapist.
Our son was diagnosed at the age of three with High Functioning Autism. Shortly after, his psychologist referred us to STAR, and he began ABA therapy along with speech, occupational, and physical therapies. We always worried about his social and communication skills, but through STAR, he was able to overcome so many barriers. ABA therapy has completed transformed and changed his life. Now at six years old, he is no longer diagnosed with Autism. We are so thankful we found STAR and the amazing therapists who alongside him were able to truly work a miracle for our son as well as us.