Welcome to Bay ABA!

Our Mission

At Bay ABA, children have the opportunity to learn lifelong skills through evidence-based interventions with qualified board certified clinicians. Through collaboration with parents and practitioners, we use systematic, personalized application of behavior- analytic principles, so all children can experience long-term success!

18. Behavior Technicians

18 Behavior Technicians and RBTs serving clients from South San Francisco to San Jose

2. Program Supervisors

2 Program Supervisors supporting staff and clients using three different languages

5. BCBA Supervisors

5 Board Certified Behavior Analysts bringing experience from all over the country

Applied Behavior Analysis

Only a handful of treatments for autism symptoms are backed by science... Applied Behavior Analysis is one of them! Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) was derived from Behaviorism and Experimental Analysis of Behavior (EAB). Behaviorism is a theory developed by Dr. John B. Watson and was popular at the turn of 20th century. Drs. Donald Baer, Montrose Wolf, and Todd Risley later published a paper in the spring of 1968 laying the groundwork for the field of ABA. This paper outlined seven dimensions of ABA, which are important aspects that both clinicians and researchers need to take into consideration when providing ABA treatment. All seven of the dimensions are important to field of ABA 50 years later.

Bay ABA puts an emphasis on Verbal Behavior as a replacement to challenging behavior.

Early intervention is important, but this kind of teaching can also benefit older children. The program methodology, techniques, and curriculum can also be done in school.

ABA instruction is usually one-on-one, and the goal of most programs is to follow a “full-time” agenda of teaching – somewhere between 30 – 40 hours a week for early intervention (pending other service lines the child is currently receiving) and additional support at older ages depending on the number of deficits in the child’s repertoire.

There’s typically an emphasis on reinforcing appropriate replacement behavior and child engagement. The actual curriculum is individualized, but it generally covers language, social skills, self-help, fine and gross motor skills, play skills, and some academics. Strong family involvement in the program is a large contributor to success.

Bay ABA puts an emphasis on integrating both Discrete Trial Training and Pivotal Response Training in the instruction we use with our clients.

DTT is a systematic approach that presents instruction in a trial based, massed or interspersed instruction. Components of DTT involve instruction, child’s response, and reinforcement. This type of teaching methodology typically occurs in a more structured environment (desk or table) and length of teaching sessions increases gradually overtime when the child becomes more tolerant of working in this environment.

PRT is a more naturalistic form of early intervention developed by Drs. Robert and Lynn Koegel. This approach is more child directed, emphasizes task variation, interspersed of maintenance tasks, rewarding attempts, and the use of natural reinforcement. Following the child’s lead at times can provide greater motivation for the child to learn skills in their natural context and may help with generalizing these skills in other contexts.

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Ready to take the next step in your career?! At Bay ABA, we’re positive you’ll learn skills to give both our clients and your professional goals a boost!

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