In-Home Behavioral Services

Applied Behavioral Analysis

In Home ABA Therapy

What Is It And How Does It Work?

The acronym ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. It is the study and analysis of behavior as it relates to things in the environment. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) It is an evidenced based, best practice that individualizes every program uniquely to each person. Our agency purpose is to utilize the principles of ABA through providing 1:1 programs which decrease challenging behaviors and increase functional and pro-social skills.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a type of therapy that focuses on improving specific behaviors, such as social skills, communication, reading, and academics as well as adaptive learning skills, such as fine motor dexterity, hygiene, grooming, domestic capabilities, punctuality, and job competence. ABA is effective for children and adults with psychological disorders in a variety of settings, including schools, workplaces, homes, and clinics. It has also been shown that consistent ABA can significantly improve behaviors and skills and decrease the need for special services.

ABA is commonly practiced as a therapeutic intervention for individuals with autism. According to the Center for Autism, ABA helps the autistic client improve social interactions, learn new skills, and maintain positive behaviors. ABA also helps transfer skills and behavior from one situation to another, controlling situations where negative behaviors arise and minimizing negative behaviors. With autism, ABA is most successful when intensely applied for more than 20 hours a week. For young and old, ABA can help individuals manage some of the lifestyle challenges that accompany many mental and physical health condition.

What To Expect

When working with an ABA therapist, you will:

  • Set goals and expected outcomes
  • Establish ways to measure changes and improvements
  • Evaluate where you are now
  • Learn new skills and/or learn how to avoid negative behaviors
  • Regularly review your progress
  • Decide whether or not further behavior modifications are necessary

The length of time spent in ABA depends on the severity of the problem and individual rate of improvement. GBL not only offers Behavioral support but we also offer the following and much more.

PLEASE NOTE: The In-Home ABA Therapy program is for adults only. GBL provides in-clinic services for kids.

DySheA T. Upshaw-Johnson MA,MS,BCBA


In Home Behavioral Services
(Applied Behavior Analysis)
BCBA & RBT’s available
BCBA DySheA Upshaw-Johnson MA,MS,BCBA