ABA Therapy Services in Columbia

Applied Behavior Analysis for Children and Adults With Autism

What Is ABA Therapy?

Children’s Milestone is an organization that provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy services to families in Columbia, Maryland. ABA is an evidence-based approach backed by several thousand published and peer-reviewed research studies documenting its effectiveness over the last four decades. We help children and adults with social, communication, and behavioral struggles grow and succeed so that they can participate fully in their families and communities. Our defining mission is to teach children that learning can be a fun, playful, and interactive experience through our ABA services. Using practices based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, our team of credentialed professionals collaborates with each family to develop and implement an individualized therapeutic plan for their child.

ABA therapy programs can help both children and adults with autism:

  • Increase their language and communication skills
  • Improve attention, focus, social interaction skills, memory, and academic performance
  • Decrease behavioral problems
  • Provide an individualized assessment 
  • Prepare for school and real-life experiences
  • And much more!

Positive Reinforcement

Individualized Assessment

Increase Communication Skills

Decrease Problem Behaviors

About Children’s Milestone ABA Therapy Services

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a practice based on evidence that applies the science of learning, motivation, and behavior. ABA therapy produces meaningful change by evaluating, observing, designing, implementing, and assessing environmental events. ABA can be used to teach developmental skills, including language and communication, daily living skills, social skills, self-management, and much more.

When treating behavioral issues, ABA can be particularly effective by using a methodical approach to identify patterns and functions of behavior. Caregivers, family members, and school staff can be trained in the techniques of ABA to promote generalization and maintenance of skills learned during one-on-one ABA therapy.

Did You Know?

✔ ABA therapy has been researched and practiced continuously for more than 35 years.

✔ Up to 90% of those who receive intensive ABA experience substantial improvements.

✔ ABA therapy was originally referred to as “Behavior Modification,” and versions of it date back to the early 20th century.

✔ The Association for Science in Autism Research, the Surgeon General, and the National Institute of Health all support and advocate ABA therapy.

✔ Applied Behavior Analysis is not just table work — the children we work with also learn skills in the real world!

Trust Children’s Milestone for ABA Therapy Services in Columbia

At Children’s Milestone, we collaborate with children’s families to focus on the child’s needs based on their various strengths and weaknesses. All treatment plans are individualized to promote socially appropriate skills while simultaneously decreasing inappropriate behaviors. To learn more about how we can help your child, please contact us today by filling out the form below!


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