Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Treatment Program

Hand and puzzleWhat 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 recommends what teaching methods would be most helpful and creates meaningful goals.

ABA Therapy for Children 18 Months to 6 Years Old

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

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

Pediatric Patients

Families throughout Michigan rely on us to provide personalized, compassionate mental healthcare for their children and teens.

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Pediatric Patients

Much of our testing process for children and teens is geared toward developmental milestones and success in school.

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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.

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