ABA Therapy in Louisville, KY

In Home ABA Therapy

An initial assessment of your child’s strengths, deficits, as well as identifying family priorities, will be performed by a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) in your home with your child. A comprehensive overview of the assessment will be given to your family. Our staff will provide 1:1 ABA therapy in your home with your child post assessment. Therapy sessions usually occur on a weekly basis for a minimum of 3 hours at a time. ABA therapy consists of specific teaching objectives, usage of a reinforcement system to teach and maintain skills, and data collection and graphing to determine how a child is progressing. The teaching strategies implemented are individualized for each child to promote effective learning, maintenance, and generalization. A responsible caregiver is required to be on-site during each therapy session.

Center Based ABA Therapy

With this model, your child would receive ABA therapy in a clinical setting. The same approach to home based therapy would apply but the environment is designed to control for distractions so we can target specific skills and individual goals. Center based therapy is a mixture of 1:1 instruction and small group work to promote socialization, collaboration and prepare the learner for a school environment. Movement and sensory breaks are given throughout the session to allow the learner to relax and regain attention. We highly recommend this model for younger learners or individuals who would benefit from targeted instruction or for acquiring new skills. 

Our center is based in downtown Shelbyville, KY

Community Based ABA Therapy

The application of ABA therapy in the community can be beneficial for your child depending on their needs and the family priorities. A qualified staff member will accompany you and your child into the community to develop a variety of skills such as: social skills, age appropriate community tasks, safety awareness as well as the reduction of targeted behaviors. It is recommended that community based ABA therapy be used in collaboration with in home ABA therapy.

Caregiver Training

Caregiver training is continuously given within all ABA therapies and is encouraged.

Caregiver consultation is available for families/individuals looking for a general overview of ABA and evidence based strategies that could be implemented within the home and community setting. This option is currently only available through private pay.

Evidence based assessments

Anna Behavioral Services focuses on the use of evidenced based ABA practices and assessments to support the treatment team in making decisions regarding goal development and progress towards meeting established goals. Some of these practices and assessments include:


                                                                                  Discrete Trial Training (DTT)

                                                                             Natural Environment Training (NET)

                                                                                         Errorless learning

                                                                                    Generalization training

                                                                                   Pivotal response training

                                                                             Functional Communication Training

                                                                                    Antecedent intervention

                                                                               Prompting and fading procedures


                                                     VB-MAPP: Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program

                                                                   Essentials for Living: Functional Skills Assessment

                                                               ABLLS: Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills

                                                                      AFLS: Assessment of Functional Living Skills

                                       PEAK Relational Training System: Promoting the Emergence of Advanced Knowledge Curriculum 

                                                                           Vineland 3 Adaptive Behavior Scale

                                                          PDDBI: Pervasive Developmental Disorder Behavior Inventory

benefits to home and community based ABA

Ability to focus on the natural environment and address concerns where they are 

Generalize treatment to the immediate setting and involve family in therapy for continuous support

Parents and family get to observe their child's progress and become active participants in ABA sessions

Benefits to center based aba therapy

Ability to target specific goals and skills in controlled setting

Socialization with peers

Prepare for school based setting and routines