Unlock Your Child’s Potential With Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

What is ABA?

Applied Behavior Analysis is a proven researched-based treatment for individuals with Autism and other developmental disorders. Our program focuses on decreasing problematic behaviors while increasing communication, social and cognitive skills. Each client is assessed by a BCBA using a variety of developmentally appropriate skill based assessments, behavioral assessments and caregiver feedback. Once the assessment is completed an individualized treatment plan is created. Using a team-based approach therapy is implemented by our Registered Behavior Technicians with consistent oversight and involvement of the BCBA. Therapy sessions are conducted in a structured, fun, creative environment where each clients specific needs are considered.

What are the requirements to receive ABA services?

ABA sessions are offered Monday through Friday in the morning, afternoon and evening. Our clinic requires a minimum of 6 hours per week although more therapy may be recommended. Sessions run for 2 to 2.5 hours each day. Caregivers are required to attend at least one hour of parent training each week. This training is meant to teach caregivers how to implement ABA techniques and interventions in the home and other settings to promote generalization.

How do I get started with ABA services?

If you are interested in ABA services please give us a call and a BCBA will contact you within the week to determine if ABA is the right fit. If ABA is appropriate for your child’s needs you will be placed on a waitlist for services. We will contact you when there is an opening for your requested session time and start the intake process. The initial assessment will take place over 2 separate visits and we may require a school and home visit. Once the assessment is completed you can expect to start services within two weeks.

Do you accept insurance?

We accept insurance from some of the insurance companies that provide an ABA benefit. Please check with your insurance company for information about your particular plan. We do not accept Medicaid.  Please contact our office if you have questions regarding insurance coverage.

Applied Behavior Analysis Policies at Metro West Learning Center Code of Ethics

Metro West Learning Center expects its staff to uphold the highest standards of personal and professional behavior in the conduct of their work and the advancement of behavior analysis. MWLC embraces the diversity of professions within its membership; thus each ABAI member should adhere to the ethical standards that have been defined for his or her profession. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • The American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
  • The Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s Professional and Ethical Compliance Code
  • The National Association of School Psychologists’ Professional Conduct Manual
  • The National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics

The National Education Association’s Code of Ethics of the Education Profession

Position Statements

Metro West Learning Center has adopted the following position statements regarding the use of applied analysis of behavior. These statements were adopted from the Association for Behavior Analysis International and the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts. Copies of these may be view through the following links, or by request to MWLC.