What is one-on-one therapy?

One-on-one (1:1), therapy is a type of behavioral therapy (Applied Behavior Analysis or ABA) in which a therapist works solely with one individual on treatment goals across a variety of domains including communication, behavior, social skills, life skills, and school readiness skills when applicable.


Why choose Children’s Autism Center?

At Children’s Autism Center, our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and Board Certified assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA) work closely with each child and directly supervise therapists in providing the highest level of care and ABA services to each child. Our one-on-one therapy services address, in part, the following skills:

  • Attending skills
  • Communication skills
  • Imitation skills
  • Play / leisure skills
  • Self-help skills (i.e. potty training, using utensils, toothbrushing, tying shoes, getting dressed)
  • School readiness skills
  • Social skills

In addition to these skills, a functional assessment will be performed by a BCBA if the client displays aggressive or inappropriate behaviors to determine the function of these behaviors. Through this functional analysis, a behavior intervention plan (BIP) will be implemented to decrease the undesired behaviors and increase acceptable replacement behaviors. All staff working with the client will have access to the BIP and will follow the procedures for working with the client clearly stated on the BIP. The behavior intervention plan is also shared with the family to aid in increasing positive behaviors in the home. Parent-training will take place on an on-going basis as needed.

Through the duration of 1:1 ABA services all ABA therapists will be supervised by a BCBA assigned to each client. Supervision by the BCBA will take place through direct observation, data analysis, and video taped analysis to ensure that each child is progressing through his/her therapy program satisfactorily and that each ABA therapist is correctly implementing ABA procedures and following ABA and Children’s Autism Center protocols.

Consultation in the home may also be recommended for the child to generalize the learned skills in the center to the home environment. A well-constructed in-home therapy program will be developed by our team of BCBAs and BCaBAs continuing to utilize the principles of ABA used in our center based services in the home.

To learn more about one-on-one (1:1) therapy at Children’s Autism Center, please contact us.