Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Treatment Program

What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?

ABA is an evidence-based treatment that encourages behavioral changes in children with autism spectrum disorder.  Treatment is overseen by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).  The BCBA works with the child and family, and recommends what teaching methods and therapies would be most helpful for the child and creates meaningful goals.

ABA Therapy for children 18 months to 6 years old

Our experienced staff teach children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder the skills needed to succeed at home and, school, and in the community.

In order to meet the unique needs of each child, ABA therapy is individualized.  When expectations are appropriate, meaningful, and functional, each child is able to make progress and be successful.  Periodic reviews ensure that each child is obtaining the maximum benefit.

ABA therapy is provided at Henry Ford Medical Centers in Grosse Pointe FarmsHamtramck, and Southfield.

Pediatric Patients

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ABA therapy services

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is treatment that encourages behavioral changes in children with autism spectrum disorder. Our staff teach children the skills needed to succeed at home, in school and in the community.

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Early Intervention ABA Program

Individual treatment sessions are offered in three-hour blocks, Monday through Friday, in the morning or afternoon.  Treatment sessions consist of:

  • Addressing problematic behaviors
  • Growing social development
  • Promoting communication
  • Improving daily living skills (e.g., toilet training, tooth brushing, etc.)

Additional Services

Caregiver Training

Weekly training sessions are available to our families in order to teach them how to apply the skills their child has learned in ABA therapy.

Child Psychiatric Services/Speech-Language Pathology

Participating children are able to incorporate speech-language therapy and psychiatric care into their treatment. These providers partner with our families and the ABA therapy team. This collaborative effort is unique to the Henry Ford Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD). These services are available at all ABA therapy locations.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is the wait time for ABA therapy?

The wait time varies. For more information, please call (313) 640-2315 and speak with a team member.

How long will my child receive applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy?

The duration of therapy is determined by the level of support that is required.  Each child has unique needs, and, in order to make progress, the amount of therapy hours necessary will be determined by the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).  Additional factors that can have an impact include the quality of available school programming and quantity of caregiver training.