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Arizona ABA Therapy Services For Autism

Personalized ABA therapy services in Arizona, with trained therapists to help your child grow, learn, and build positive behaviors.

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We accept most insurance plans

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How ABA Therapy Works

1

Becoming familiar with your child

There are a wide range of techniques our trained psychologists use to become familiar with your child's behavior, and give a diagnosis.

2

Evaluations & diagnosis of behavior

Our psychologists complete evaluations and diagnosis of your child's behavior. Then, we determine if autism, or something else, is the cause.

3

Research-based care for your child

We're proud to offer personalized and research-based ABA therapy that is proven to positively impact children on the spectrum.

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In-Home ABA Therapy

We're proud to provide in-home ABA therapy services for children ages 1-21 in the comfort of your home.

A trained ABA therapist will come to your home and work one-on-one with your child.

Cross River Therapy's therapy program is customized to the individual child's needs, with a goal to help your child grow, learn, and have fun.

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Parent & Family Training

We help parents and families by teaching them how to reinforce positive and correct negative behaviors in their child.

Your child's caregivers are involved so they can learn how to respond appropriately when challenges arise if our therapists aren't there.

We'll work together to help your child learn and grow everyday, with a long-term goal of helping them live an independent life.

At Cross River Therapy, our goal is to make a difference for your family and help your child grow each day. To learn more about our family training, contact us today.

Our Trained Team
Is Ready To Help

At Cross River Therapy, we have a team of Registered Behavior Technicians and Board Certified Behavior Analysts who have 20+ years of experience in autism therapy.

Contact a member from our team to learn more about how our research-based ABA can help your child's symptoms improve.

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Autism Therapy In Arizona

We're proud to help children with autism thrive on the spectrum in cities all throughout Arizona.

Our Best-In-Class Therapists In Arizona

Veronica Tighe
Clinical Director

Veronica Tighe values learning and supporting others to achieve their personal, clinical and professional goals.

Susanne Strickland
BCBA

Susanne is a dedicated BCBA, serving families in and around her hometown of Nashville, NC.

Jason Smolensky
BCBA

Jason Smolensky is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) for the greater Wilmington, NC area.

Courtney Erker
BCBA

She received her board certification in August of 2017 and has been practicing as a BCBA since then in all settings.

What families are saying

“I am very pleased with CRT.”

My son has tremendously made progress since attending this facility...& most importantly my son's BCBA & RBT are very passionate...

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Shonurell Roundtree

“Thank you Cross River!”

Cross River has been invaluable for our family! They've provided ABA therapy for our son who has autism, and is non-verbal.

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Linny
Disclaimer: Testimonials were solicited from former clients and are not particular to any specific behavior analysts.

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Hours

Sunday: 8am - 6pm
Monday: 8am - 6pm
Tuesday: 8am - 6pm
Wednesday: 8am - 6pm
Thursday: 8am - 6pm
Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 8am - 6pm

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should my child start ABA therapy?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy that can improve learning, communication, and social skills in children. Many experts believe ABA is the gold-standard treatment for children with ASD or other developmental conditions. It’s also used in the treatment of other conditions as well:

  • Dementia
  • Substance use disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety and similar conditions such as OCD, phobia, panic disorder
  • Anger issues
  • Borderline personality disorder

Why is ABA therapy effective?

ABA therapy can be effective because it breaks down larger skills into smaller, more manageable steps. It uses the power of reinforcement to help the child master each of those steps. Data is collected throughout each session as the licensed ABA therapist works with your child.

Read More: Success Rates Of ABA Therapy

How much does ABA therapy cost in AZ?

ABA therapy costs around $120 per hour. This seems like a lot at first glance, but most insurance plans will cover this therapy, so the cost can largely be decreased by insurance coverage. This means your out-of-pocket expenses will be greatly reduced.

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Where do you offer ABA in Arizona?

We're proud to offer ABA therapy in the following cities:

  • Phoenix
  • Tucson
  • Gilbert
  • Chandler
  • Mesa
  • Scottsdale
  • Oro Valley
  • Flagstaff
  • Prescott
  • Kingman
  • Tempe
  • Avondale
  • Marana
  • Peoria
  • Arizona City

What are the main components of ABA?

There are 5 main components of ABA that you should know about:

1. Task Analysis

The first component of ABA is to create a task analysis. ABA therapists break down complicated activities into a series of smaller steps.

Next, they teach those steps until the child can complete the task without any assistance. The therapist uses positive reinforcement to increase the chances of the child continuing to use these new skills in the future.

Most people probably don’t think about the steps involved in completing even seemingly easy and simple tasks like brushing teeth and washing hands. However, even tasks this simple require a series of smaller steps to be completed.

As children, we easily learn these steps and soon master them. However, children with certain developmental disorders like Autism may struggle to learn and follow these steps using conventional teaching methods.

2. Chaining

Chaining is a method used in ABA to teach your child the steps in a task analysis. There are several forms of chaining that exist, and your Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will determine which method is best for your child after analyzing his or her individual differences.

The therapist’s goal is always to teach the child to complete the entire chain as independently as possible.

3. Prompting

ABA therapists may use various types of prompts to help your child learn new skills. The type of prompt, or cue, used will be decided based on how your child learns best. Sometimes, prompts can be used to avoid missteps.

This method can help prevent your child to perform negative behaviors related to “failures” and increase your child’s self-esteem by demonstrating that tasks can be successfully completed.

4. Prompt Fading

Prompts can help your child learn and master new skills, but they must be removed gradually as your child moves toward being independent. This is typically done slowly and continues until your child can perform new skills on their own.

5. Shaping

The fifth and final component of ABA therapy is shaping, which is similar to chaining, but not quite the same! Shaping reinforces attempts to complete a skill until the child can perform the action or skill independently. Here’s an example that will better explain this component:

Imagine a boy is learning how to say, “Apple!” He might start by making only the, “Ah,” sound. At first, saying “Ah” will be reinforced with praise or another similar reward. But once he consistently makes that sound, his therapist will prompt him to say “App” to receive the reward. This process continues until he is able to say the entire word, “Apple!”

When are you open?

At Cross River Therapy, we're open from 8am - 6pm, Monday-Sunday. Contact us today to learn more about how ABA therapy can help your child learn and grow.

Insurance Coverage For Arizona ABA Therapy

At Cross River Therapy, we handle confirming your insurance coverage, confirming your benefits, and communicating them with you.

We'll inform you of the insurance providers available to your child, depending on where you live, along with any costs that could be associated.

Contact a member from our team to learn more about how insurance can help your family work with trained autism therapists.

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