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ABA Therapy Specialist

ALIVE Education Management & Services

ABA Therapy and Student Concierge Services for Unique Learners located in Beverly Hills, CA and Woodland Hills, CA

Changing disruptive and harmful behaviors is possible with individualized applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy with ALIVE Education Management & Services. At locations in Beverly Hills and Woodland Hills, California, board-certified behavior analyst Shannon Stanford, EdD, BCBA, and the experienced team provide in-depth assessments and ABA therapy plans for kids and young adults. To set up a one-on-one consultation for ABA therapy in Los Angeles, call ALIVE Education Management & Services or request an appointment online today.

ABA Therapy Q&A

What is ABA therapy?

Applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy is a therapeutic method that uses positive reinforcement to reduce behaviors that either disrupt learning or reduce social skills. ALIVE Education Management & Services assesses individuals’ behaviors and how they affect them in real-world situations like school, work, home, and social settings.

When someone’s behaviors impact them in a negative way, they might struggle to perform well in school, build relationships, and succeed in other areas. The behavior analysts at ALIVE Education Management & Services are culturally sensitive and trauma-informed and can create individualized plans to help improve skills and reduce these unwanted behaviors. 

Who can benefit from ABA therapy?

ABA therapy helps with a wide variety of behaviors that are unhelpful in the classroom, at home, and in other settings. These behaviors can be caused by a variety of aspects, including developmental conditions and mental health disorders like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, and autism spectrum disorder.

ALIVE Education Management & Services uses ABA to help improve behaviors like:

  • Inattention
  • Frequent crying
  • Pacing
  • Noncompliance
  • Tantrums and outbursts
  • Self-harm
  • Poor communication skills
  • Trouble focusing

Beyond improving specific behaviors, ABA helps kids and young adults develop or shape socially significant life skills like communication, language, and learning. After some time in ABA therapy, and with frequent evaluation, there are measurable improvements achieved in skills and performance.

What does ABA therapy involve?

Each ABA therapy plan is tailored to fit the unique needs of the individual. After careful assessment and planning, the team at ALIVE Education Management & Services builds the plan and works with the individual closely. They can also coordinate care with others in the individual’s life, like school administrators, teachers, parents, and caregivers. 

Your ABA therapy plan includes 2-5 therapy sessions per week at ALIVE Education Management & Services, depending on the specific behaviors and their effects. 

While plans are all carefully individualized, ALIVE Education Management & Services often implements specific strategies like structured tasks with rewards upon completion, one-on-one coaching or counseling, home-based family meetings, and caregiver training. 

Social skills training (SST), a particularly important part of ABA therapy for those with anxiety, mood, or personality disorders, helps improve and reinforce behaviors like eye contact, handshaking, empathy, and appropriate emotional responses in various situations. 

Applied behavioral analysis therapy can make a major difference as part of a treatment plan for ADHD, anxiety disorders, and even specific behaviors not associated with underlying conditions. To set up an assessment and consultation for ABA therapy, call ALIVE Education Management & Services or book an appointment online today.