Our Approach

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Our therapeutic approach is based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and incorporates strategies that have been proven effective for helping children.

Using the process outlined below, we create a treatment program that is individualized to your child and tailored to the needs of your family.

Assessment and program development

One of our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) will get to know you and your child in order to set initial treatment goals (e.g., development of skills such as communication skills, play skills, toilet training, cooperation and turn-taking, or a reduction in behavior problems) and develop an individualized treatment plan.


After first building a relationship with your child, a trained Behavior Technician will use proven teaching strategies (combining “work” and “fun”) to help your child build new skills. We work on skills until they can be used very naturally in your child’s daily life. During each session, therapists will collect data on your child’s progress.

Parent training

Since parents are the most important member of any child’s team, we will teach you the ABA strategies we are using with your child so that you too can use them to support your child’s development.

Data review and analysis

The data and information collected during therapy sessions is used by your child’s BCBA to continually assess your child’s progress and tailor the therapy accordingly. The information about your child’s progress is always available to you, and we will show you what it means.

Team meetings

You and your Little Leaves team will meet monthly to review your child’s progress and discuss questions or concerns.

Learn how Little Leaves’ ABA Therapy can help your family.