Laura is a BCBA at BY YOUR SIDE. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis, from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2010. Laura’s interest in working with individuals with developmental disabilities started at an early age of 16 while working as a nanny, where she first observed the outstanding effects that ABA therapy provided for children with autism.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The difference between focused and comprehensive ABA Therapy.
  • Different treatment plans and how a therapist picks the most suitable one depending on the child
  • Which ABA model also includes parent training
  • What is a treatment plan? What goes into it?
  • What is behavior management?
  • How parents biggest concerns and short term goals work together for a child who comes in for therapy after being diagnosed.

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