In-School ABA Therapy

ABA Therapy Supports Better Educational Outcomes

At ABA Centers of New Jersey, we are experts in ABA therapy, also commonly referred to as Applied Behavior Analysis. We are excited to partner with many school districts across the state to provide ABA services from Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) and Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) to ensure our clients have better classroom experiences alongside their educators during school hours.

BCBA and RBT support during school activities comes at no expense to the school. Furthermore, ABA providers can be present during challenging school times, including transitions when students must redirect focus to new activities or switch from lunch to recess. Moreover, ABA promotes classroom participation while never being intrusive to the classroom atmosphere or disruptive to peers.

ABA Therapy Supports Better Educational Outcomes​
Adding ABA Providers to Busy Classrooms Helps Teachers Focus on Teaching

Adding ABA Providers to Busy Classrooms Helps Teachers Focus on Teaching

While neurodiversity is more prominent and autism rates increase annually, unfortunately, many school districts are not set up to accommodate the diverse students they serve, including those with autism. The integration of an ABA provider in your child or teen’s existing school environment helps ensure opportunities for better concentration, conduct, and socialization.

Additionally, the inclusion of an ABA provider in the classroom allows the school staff to focus more on classroom needs and less on the complex behavioral demands that students with autism can, at times, demonstrate, often requiring expert intervention and support. Overall, this ABA addition promotes better classroom functionality by enhancing autonomy in neurodivergent clients while offering essential support sets on-site as needed so educators can pay attention to all their students.

Why ABA Care Functions in School Settings

Substantial research supports the value of ABA treatment for students with autism. ABA therapy has decades of recognition as the gold standard in autism care and remains one of the only ASD therapies covered by most major health insurance, as it’s deemed medically necessary.

The IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) requires schools to supply “free appropriate public education.” By including ABA providers in classroom settings, it is possible to optimize scholarly results through robust ABA interventions and tools, ensuring every student can excel in school and within their communities. ABA Centers of New Jersey providers work beside school personnel to provide continuity of care to clients with autism across settings, enhancing their daily lives.

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Female therapist working with girl suffering from autistic disorder in school

Questions About ABA Providers in School

BCBAs and RBTs must pass rigid certification processes through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, which governs professional standards and ensures the suitable credentialing of ABA providers to work with individuals on the spectrum. The BACB certification process includes extensive background checks, supervision hours, and a meticulous exam, ensuring professionals demonstrate they can safely work with children and understand neurodiversity in the context of autism.

Furthermore, ABA providers from ABA Centers of New Jersey operating within the school systems undergo the same vetting and insurance verification process as any other school employee, including fingerprinting.

Allowing Credentialed ABA Therapists in School Settings Advances the Following Goals:

  • Improving behavioral and academic outcomes
  • Supporting school staff and educators by providing in-person intervention and autism care for neurodivergent students
  • Satisfying student Individual Education Programs or IEPs
  • Promoting independence in the classroom and other settings
  • Encouraging participation, inclusion, and integration for better school days
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