ABA Therapy

Developing life skills so children can achieve meaningful independence and live a fuller life.

ABA Therapy

Functional ABA or applied behavior analysis supports the growth and development of children ages 18 months to adulthood through adaptive learning, communication skills, and behavior modification. ABA offers an effective approach to helping children thrive in everyday life.

What areas of need does ABA address?

  • Social communication
  • Life skills
  • Aggressive or maladaptive behavior
  • Restricted and repetitive behaviors
  • We offer ABA therapy for children ages 18 months to adulthood at our Bozeman therapy center.

Understanding ABA Therapy

While the terminology can be confusing, “ABA” refers to a number of evidence-based interventions rooted in the psychological discipline of behavior analysis. ABA focuses on the observable, measurable variables of an individual’s environment to teach new adaptive skills and behaviors. Peach Tree focuses on supporting life skills that enable children to achieve meaningful independence and live a fuller life.

What to Expect – The Peach Tree Therapy Model

ABA Therapy at Peach Tree is conducted by a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) supervised by a Licensed Behavior Analyst. The therapy is part of an intensive outpatient program (IOP), meaning that many individuals seeking ABA services are seen 3-5 days per week. The particulars of daily therapy will be unique to each child and situation, but might look like breaking down the skills needed for toileting into small but manageable steps, altering the motivating operations needed for effective and fluent communication in a natural environment setting, or reducing problem behavior seen in the home or community settings.

Our science-backed, compassionate approach to ABA also includes the expertise of our in-house occupational therapists and speech pathologists, for an integrated and comprehensive program that serves children needing an individualized approach.

  • Learning Readiness Program
  • Verbal Behavior Analysis Program
  • Intensive Instruction Program
  • Toileting, Feeding, and Sleep Hygiene Program
  • Adolescent Preparation and Enrichment Program (APEP)
  • In-home program to come in late 2022.

Navigating the Insurance Process

An effective approach to helping children with diverse abilities and autism thrive. Peach Tree believes ABA should be available to everyone in need. We are here to help parents understand and navigate the insurance process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my child eligible for ABA Therapy?

If your child has problems that are either behavioral or developmental, they are usually eligible for ABA therapy.

Who is supporting my child?

BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) – They must have a Master’s degree in a specialized field, have studied behavioral analysis, have accrued 1500 hours of field work, and must pass a special board exam. They assess each child and develop an individualized program, evaluate the data collected, and supervise RBTs and BCaBAs.

BCaBA (Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst) — They must have an undergraduate degree with their study directed to behavior analysis, have time in the field, and they must have passed a special board exam. They work with the BCBAs, assisting them in the development of programs, and the evaluation of assessment and the treatment data. They work under the supervision of the BCBA.

RBTs (Registered Behavior Technicians) are required to take a 40-hour course and a certification exam.

All of this comes together in a cohesive program to create a balanced environment where your child can thrive.