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What is Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)?

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a comprehensive practice that aims to increase positive behaviours while decreasing challenging ones.

Child playing with blocks in our ABA therapy at Children Support Solutions

This treatment program uses principles of behaviour and learning to develop motor, social, reasoning skills, as well as verbal communication.  Children’s Support Solutions can also implement a more intensive ABA program called Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) when required.

Who benefits from Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)

ABA helps children develop skills in diverse environments and across five areas of child development:

  • language skills
  • motor skills
  • cognitive skills
  • social-emotional skills
  • self-help skills

ABA is useful in teaching behaviours to those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental delays and/ or intellectual disabilities. Additionally, ABA can help tackle challenging behaviours common with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD).

What does our service model look like?

The first step is conducting an assessment to gain detailed insight into your child’s strengths and development opportunities. Your child will then work with a therapist, guided by the ABA supervisor, to develop an intensive program to achieve developmental goals.

Children’s Support Solutions (CSS) offers service agreements starting at 3 hours per week of direct intervention over a period of eight weeks or more. We also offer affordable payment plans and support families in accessing financial aid.

Our service agreements include:

  • Developmental or needs-based assessment
  • Evaluation report
  • Intervention plan
  • Program materials
  • Direct intervention
  • Supervision sessions with the ABA interventionist
  • Parent meetings and training sessions
  • Communication log provided to parents at the end of each session

How are our ABA service providers trained and certified?


ABA Therapist

ABA Supervisors

  • Specialized training in behavioural science and/or developmental delays
  • Master’s degrees in ABA
  • Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT)
  • Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA)
  • Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA)
  • Many of our ABA therapists hold master’s degrees in ABA or related fields

Looking down the road

Outcomes are dependent on the severity of the condition and factors specific to your child. Statistics can be misleading since the diagnosis covers such a wide range of conditions. Early intervention normally does lead to significant improvement, however many adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder need some ongoing support such as supportive housing.

For fast access to information and services, complete our Request More Information online form or call 1.866.653.2397. One of our friendly team members is ready to help today