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The Cortica Care Model

At Cortica, we not only apply the most effective techniques from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), but we enhance them by applying key insights from neuroscientific research. This allows us to successfully reshape the neural networks that influence a child's behavior.

Behavior therapy is an important treatment for many children with autism or other developmental disorders. Behavior therapy aims to increase a child’s skills for independent living while decreasing challenging behaviors. There are several different approaches to behavior therapy that have been developed and studied. The approach to behavior therapy most widely studied is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Our Blended Cognitive, Behavioral, and Relationship-Based Model of Care

We have developed a neurological approach to behavior therapy that draws on the most effective techniques from:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

  • Developmental and relationship-based models of intervention

  • Neuroscientific research

Improving Complex Information Processing

Research tells us that improving the development and function of neural networks that connect far-reaching regions of the brain should be the goal of behavior therapy. That’s because building long-range neural connections supports complex information processing, and the integration of sensory, motor, cognitive and social-emotional functions.

To strengthen long-range networks (and to reduce the excess activity in short-range networks), a behavior intervention program must avoid the over-repetition of discrete tasks. Once skills are acquired, they must be immediately expanded and generalized to new contexts.

Reshaping Neural Networks

Cortica’s approach to behavior therapy aims to reshape neural networks to enhance long-range connectivity.

Our skilled ABA clinicians conduct sessions in the home, clinic and community.

Interested in learning more about Cortica’s approach to behavior therapy programs? Contact our office to speak with a member of our ABA team.

Free Brochure on the Cortica Care Model
Take a peek at your future. Download a brochure about the six child development areas that we target and the types of therapies we offer to help children reach their greatest potential.