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At LLA Therapy, we provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy that meets the individualized needs of your child.

Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) work together and use the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to increase socially significant behaviors. The science of ABA helps us to understand how learning happens and how behavior is affected by the environment. ABA is focused on decreasing behaviors that impede learning or are harmful while increasing skills that are meaningful for that child.

At LLA Therapy, we provide ABA services in our clinic settings and offer intensive 1:1 therapy that addresses increasing communication, receptive/expressive language, fine/gross motor skills, play skills, social skills, and daily living skills. LLA values treatment integrity, family and teacher collaboration, and multi-disciplinary treatment.

Additional ABA Therapy Information

  • Learner Readiness: Eye contact, staying seated at desk or in circle time, following simple instructions, task completion
  • Group Skills: Following group instructions, personal space awareness, eating with others
  • Self Care: Dressing, feeding, grooming, hygiene
  • Social & Communication: Greetings, conversational skills, sharing, cooperative play
  • Behavior Reduction: We address challenging behaviors that impede an individual’s independence or are harmful to themselves or others

Applied behavior analysis is an evidence-based practice proven to be effective for individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Autism can be detected as early as 18 months of age and a diagnosis by the age of 2 years old is considered very reliable. Integrated developmental and behavioral intervention are recommended as soon as a diagnosis is made. (CDC – Autism Screening)

At our clinics we specialize in providing ABA services to children who need 15-40 hours per week of therapy.

  • We believe our clients benefit most being in a multidisciplinary setting where all professionals collaborate. LLA Therapy offers OT, PT, SLP, ABA, and Intervention Specialists all in one location where children can receive all of their services throughout their therapy week. All of our clients receive free OT, PT and speech screenings within the first 60 days.
  • Clinic services help with preparation for school. Our kids follow a school-like schedule, transitioning between activities with peers. Our Intervention Specialists provide academic support and materials that we incorporate into daily routines and activities.
  • Therapy services are offered in the presence of same age peers. Our clinic is set up with school in mind, to encourage peer interactions and to foster meaningful social relationships.
  • BCBA supervisors are available to provide hands on support and guidance.
  • There is reduced difficulty with staff transitions: Your child is likely at least familiar with all staff in the clinic setting making sub sessions or team changes easier.

Parent involvement is an integral component of your child’s success. BCBAs regularly meet with families/caregivers to review tips and strategies to target generalization of skills learned in the clinic setting to the home and community. Our BCBAs strongly encourage parents to provide input on current goals and programming for their child.

For information on appointments, insurance, office policies, and more, visit the Patient Information section of our website.

ABA Therapy Process

Assessment

After receiving a diagnosis, the first step is scheduling an assessment with one of our Board Certified Behavior Analysts. The assessment will consist of a parent interview, observation and an initial assessment of your child’s skill set to develop a treatment plan. A recommendation of hours and frequency will be made following this assessment. We follow the guidelines of our Behavior Analyst Certification Board, with 20-40 hours of ABA per week recommended to provide the best possible chance of independence and success.

ABA Treatment

Your child’s individualized goals and treatment will be developed and regularly monitored by your child’s BCBA. Treatment goals target age appropriate skills and are based on standardized assessments and parent input. During your child’s day at our clinic, they will be 1:1 with a registered behavior technician leading them through their schedule.

Discharge and Transition

Although we’d love to keep our kids forever, our goal is always to transition them to their least restrictive environment, whether that is in kindergarten or a different grade level. Transitions vary based on the individual and timelines are driven by specific goals tracking independence and developmentally age-appropriate skills.

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Crystal Scheibe

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Great place, glad we found them. Been going to Medina over 2 months now and he loves Lauryn and Kyler. Wish they had more ABA therapy places available... live in Wooster and long drive everyday.

Karrie Swan LaRock

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My 11 year old son has dyslexia and has made noticeable gains in working At LLA THERAPY. Katie is strong in her approach toward him and also keeps him comfortable enough to perform well. We will continue visiting both the Fairlawn and Hudson offices and recommend them highly.

Ron Monroe

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My 9 year old just completed about 9 months of weekly speech sessions (due to his stuttering) with Matt Hagge at LLA and we are thrilled with the experience and results. What I thought might be a negative (what kid really wants to go to speech class?) was made very positive by Matt, and my son never hesitated or complained when we talked about class. He really enjoyed it and really took what Matt taught him to heart. His speech has been greatly improved and we definitely recommend LLA. Thank you so much!

Heather Dougherty-Pantoja

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My son’s Occupational Therapist, Jess, is an amazing OT! She gives practical tips on working with my son at home and school!

Terri Apgar

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I cannot say enough good things about LLA Therapy. My daughter was a client of Teal Simmons’ for approximately 2 years and was just released from speech therapy! She was diagnosed with Apraxia in 2015 and worked with Teal twice a week. Through Teal’s application of PROMPT therapy, my daughter had age-appropriate speech after one year. All of the staff we interacted with at LLA were absolutely wonderful. They really care about what they do and making sure your child achieves their goals.

Kelli Geisler Davisson

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LLA Therapy has been an excellent experience for my son as well as my family! My son always asks, "When can I go see Ms. Jeannine again, is it Monday??" He has also made huge gains in only 5 months! I would highly recommend LLA and have already shared my experience with friends looking for services!

Victoria Hansford-Price

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We are so grateful for our Speech Therapist Ms.Teal. We have seen a great improvement with our sons confidence and communication abilities since we have started "Prompt" therapy. What we love the most about LLA and Ms. Teal is that Kohl feels comfortable and relaxed which has played a critical role in his progress. Thank you Ms. Teal for all you have done.

Laura Lee Hogsett

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They have helped in numerous ways. Speech, OT and behavioral. I've had numerous compliments on my son's progress thanks in very large part to LLA. I would recommend LLA before I recommend our local children's hospitals, though they are good, they don't have the staff that LLA does.

Amy Furukawa

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We had a great experience with Matt Hagge at LLA! Our Middle School age son was becoming very conscious of his voice, which is nasal due to a cleft palate. Matt helped him to better form his sounds and project his voice in a way that makes the unavoidable nasality less noticeable.Our son is more confident and outgoing & even took on a speaking role in the church play. Matt has the perfect personality to relate with our son, and we would recommend him to anyone needing speech therapy services!

Jessica Havalotti

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LLA Therapy has been an excellent experience for our daughter. I would highly recommend LLA. Miss Grace was so amazing and I can't believe how quickly our daughter showed improvement. Thank you!
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