Child, Youth & Family Services
Fredericton - Ph (24/7): 506-454-0078   Saint John - Ph (24/7): 506-643-0455
Child, Youth & Family Services
Fredericton - Ph (24/7): 506-454-0078   Saint John - Ph (24/7): 506-643-0455

ABA Services

What is ABA?

 “Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a therapy based on the science of learning and behaviour. ABA therapy applies our understanding of how behaviours work in real situations. The goal is to increase behaviours that are helpful and decrease behaviours that are harmful or affect learning.”  – AutismSpeaks.org

What we do

ABA is a personalized and individual treatment approach with wide applications. Our team has experience working with typically developing young children to adult populations, individuals diagnosed with Conduct Disorder (CD), Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Down Syndrome (DS), Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Intellectual Disability (ID), Global Developmental Delay and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

Our team has provided services at the family home, foster care homes, schools, group homes, specialized placements, and the general community. Other experiences including working with children and youth displaying behaviours related to trauma, developing Safety & Crisis Response Plans for home and community settings, transition plans back to home and school, and behaviours described as oppositional, aggressive, and anti-social.

Examples of Behaviours We Support

  • Verbal Aggression (e.g., disrespectful, name calling,  teasing, taunting, swearing, yelling)
  • Physical Aggression (e.g., biting, hitting, kicking, property destruction, threatening, cruelty to animals, bullying)
  • Defiance (e.g., refusing to follow rules, refusing to turn off the TV, computer, or video games)
  • Anger Issues (e.g., difficulty accepting “no” or frustration, temper tantrums, cursing, anger management)
  • Personal Care(e.g., refusing to bathe or shower, picky eating, hoarding food)
  • School Problems (e.g., school refusal, difficulty getting up to go to school, behavioural problems, attention problems, social skills, bullies and victims of bullies)
  • Sleep Issues (e.g., bedtime routines, poor sleep habits, staying in bed, going to bed)
  • Self-Injurious Behaviour (SIB) (e.g., injury, bruising, cutting, forceful pressure to oneself)
  • Social-Emotional Deficits (e.g., poor interactions with others, limited ability to view things from other’s perspectives)
  • Safety Related Issues (e.g., walks in the road without looking, lights items on fire, ingest harmful cleaning liquids)
  • Life Skills Deficits (planning and completing meals, cleaning and laundry, preparing for independent living)

Clinicians and Technicians

Capital Family Services follows the standards set out by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). This means that all cases are led and/or supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and services are delivered by Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT). Cases may also include a Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA), Assistant Behavior Analyst (aBA) and/or a Behavior Analyst (BA) with training, experience, and oversight/supervision by a BCBA. For more information on the BACB and credentials offered by the BACB, click here.

What is the process to begin?

For more information: 

Contact Jeremy York, Manager of Clinical Services, at jeremyyork@capitalfamilyservices.ca.