Frequently asked questions

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an "effective" and evidenced based treatment or therapy that focuses on improving specific behaviors such as social skils, communication, academics, hygiene, job competence and more while working to decrease problem behaviors. The technical definition: ABA is a scientific approach for discovering environmental variables that reliably influence socially significant behavior and for developing a technology of behavior change that is applicable and practical. ABA is based in cause and effect. Reference: Cooper, John O., Heron, Timothy E. Heward, William L., (2014) Applied behavior analysis/Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson/Merrill-Prentice Hall.

How do I start services?

Step 1: Complete the enrollment form and submit. Once we receive your form, a staff member will reach out to you to answer your questions, gather more information, and complete the enrollment process. Step 2: Submit required documents. You must provide a prescription for applied behavior analysis (ABA) from a medical doctor along with a diagnosis for the individual and a copy of the front and back of your insurance card(s). Step 3: Once all documents have been received, benefits will be verified. Your insurance provider could take up to 14 days to approve the services. Step 4: After we receive approval, a staff member will contact you to schedule a first meeting with you and your child to start the assessment. Once the assessment is completed, a date will be scheduled for behavior support plan training and the first day of treatment.

What to expect at my first meeting?

Be prepared to answer questions regarding your child. This meeting (the assessment) will help us to better undertand your concerns and will allow us an opportunity to get to know your child better. It usually lasts from 1 to 3 hours.

How do I contact you?

We are located at 9050 Corporate Gardens Drive, Germantown, TN 38138. We can be reached: By Phone at: 901-310-4265 By Fax at: 901-284-2094 By Email: info@aba-effects.com or you may submit the "Contact Us" form on our website under the forms tab.

How can my child benefit from Applied Behavior Analysis?

Applied Behavior Analysis can help to increase skills and reduce problem behaviors.

Can you tell me more about your programs?

We provide intensive treatment which means that the longer your child stays with us, the more progess you will see. Our programs are most helpful to parents due to the set schedules that allow your child to stay on track. Our programs are individualized and designed with flexibility. Parents have the options of choosing from full days or half days depending on the program chosen. For more information, please visit our programs page.