ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. It’s a science focused on improving behaviors that are important to your child and family and teaching new skills to help your child reach their maximum potential. ABA therapy is used to target challenging behaviors that may be getting in the way of your child’s development and improving those areas. Ultimately, we want to increase desired behaviors and decrease challenging or undesired behaviors.
Occupational therapy practitioners are skilled professionals that use scientifically based evidence and research to look at the child through a holistic lens in order to facilitate full participation in life. The occupational therapist looks at the child as a whole, taking into account the physical, psychosocial, sensory, cognitive, and emotional makeup to form an individualized plan of care aimed at improving the child’s overall quality of life through increased occupational success and participation.
Our company's founder, Leah Ann Joyce, has more than 20 years of experience in working with and designing supports for children with developmental disabilities. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), with a Masters degree in Education with a focus in the foundations of ABA from the University of Cincinnati, with additional graduate level coursework from the University of Massachusetts and Tiffin University in Educational Leadership and Behavior Intervention and Autism.
Leah Ann and her husband Dan-COTA/L, are co-owners of SpectrumCare, as well as, parents of an adult son with ASD.