Behavior therapy for kids 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).
Research tells us that improving complex information processing should be the goal of behavior therapy. Building long-range neural connections supports complex information processing, as well as 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.
Our care model is a blended cognitive, behavioral, and relationship-based model that helps your child get the care that fits their needs. 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
Cortica’s approach to behavior therapy aims to reshape neural networks to enhance long-range connectivity.
Our skilled ABA clinicians can conduct sessions in your home, in our center, and in the community, when clinically appropriate. Some examples of milestones we work to accomplish with ABA therapy include:
Daily life skills such as brushing teeth
Interested in learning more about Cortica’s approach to behavior therapy programs? Contact us.
Does your insurance cover the therapy you are looking for? At Cortica, we work with a wide range of health insurance plans. We can provide you with a benefits check and cost estimate before beginning services with Cortica. Please reach out to us for information about your specific insurance coverage.