Announcements & News
Are you a BCBA? Are you looking for that next step in your professional career?
Spectrum Autism Treatment Centers are seeking talented, dedicated individuals to join our growing team of behavior analysts in enabling children and adolescents with behavioral health challenges to remain in their homes and achieve their highest potential. We are recruiting for the following areas:
Massachusetts - BCBA, BCaBA, and Clinical Supervisors
If your interested in learning more about these exciting postions, head over to our Employment page for full job descriptions.
iPad gives voice to kids with autism:
Sharia Siddiqui uses an iPad to help her communicate. Her father says it's "given her a sense of control she never had.....
Feds Approve ABA Therapy As Medical Benefit:
In a major shift, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management said that it has determined there is enough evidence behind the use of ABA therapy to deem it a medical rather than an educational service.....
Making A Difference
At Spectrum we don't use any technique or approach that does not have solid empirical support behind it. Your child's critical period for learning and intervention is too precious to waste on fads. We use an evidence-based approach to ensure that your child has the opportunity to experience the maximum possible benefit during. Your child's progress is closely monitored and his or her program modified on a as needed basis to ensure porgram progress. Direct observation and empirical evaluation allow us to determine how your child is improving in these core areas.
• Social interaction
• Relationships with family and peers
• Adaptive skills
• Replacement of challenging behaviors
• Vocational skills
What is Applied Behavior Analysis?
Applied Behavior Analysis is a scientific and systematic approach to understanding behavior and how it is affected by the environment. Applied Behavior Analysis as a discipline focuses on the process of learning new skills that are added to a client’s existing repertoire or replace's previously learned unwanted behaviors. ABA is an application that uses these techniques to bring about meaningful behavior change.
Who Can Benefit from ABA?
ABA methods have been used successfully with individuals with autism of all ages. ABA based techniques are used in structured situations as well as more natural everyday situations. These techniques can help develop basic skills like looking, listening, and imitating, as well as complex skills like reading, conversing, and taking the perspective of others.
Resources to learn more about ABA