ABA Therapy Aurora, Oswego, Plano, Lake in the Hils, Champaign, Glen Carbon and Springfield IL, Columbia MO & Austin TX

What is ABA?

ABA or Applied Behavior Analysis is based on a science of learning and analysis of behavior-environment interactions.

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What is included in ABA therapy?

ABA Therapy can target:

  • Increasing Communication
  • Improving Social Skills
  • Gaining Daily Life Skills
  • Reducing Challenging Behaviors
  • Teaching Leisure Skills

And much more!

ABA Therapy is available in:

ABA therapy can be done In home, In clinic or in school. BPI currently offers ABA therapy in the Chicagoland area, Central IL, Madison County, Austin TX, Columbia MO and Colorado.

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In-Home ABA Therapy

Let us come to you! At BPI we recognize “there’s no place like home” for learners to gain life skills and independence.

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In-Clinic ABA Therapy

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School Consultation

Whether you need support for one student, an entire classroom or professional development, we are honored to support those that support our learners at school.

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How does ABA work?

  1. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based treatment that is effective for people of all ages (from early childhood through adulthood), can involve one-to-one teaching or group instruction, and is provided in a variety of settings (e.g. clinics, homes, and schools). The goal of ABA therapy is to increase helpful, meaningful behavior and skills, and to reduce behavior that is harmful or negatively affects the individual. Each program is written to meet the needs of each individual learner.
  2. It helps us to understand how behavior works, how behavior is affected by the environment, and how learning takes place
  3. ABA programs are driven by data, so success can be measured and programming can be adjusted if the treatment is not effective.
  4. Incorporates caregiver training. Caregiver involvement is an important component of therapy, as it assists learners to generalize acquired skills outside a therapy session. Caregivers and family members receive training so they can support learning and skill practice throughout the day.

How can ABA help my child?

ABA therapy programs are highly individualized, and each treatment program will differ from one learner to the next. Learners are guided through an assessment process and a treatment plan with appropriate goals is developed. The treatment plan is implemented through regularly scheduled sessions either in your home or at a location of your choosing. The goal of any ABA program is to help each person work on skills that will help them become more independent and successful in the short term as well as in the future.

Less is more?

Not when it comes to YOUR child.

Hear from autism parents who have been through the struggles of insurance, intensive behaviors, and learning to empower their child. By taking advantage of all the hours and therapies available to their children, they have watched them thrive.

Frequently Asked Questions

The recommended hours for each child varies based on the child’s needs. This factor will be determined by a BCBA during the first initial assessment.

Each child and their needs are different. Before starting services a BCBA will do an initial assessment to help determine if and what services are recommended for your child.

We strive to provide services as soon as possible. However, there are many factors that contribute to the starting date. Our first step is to check your insurance and schedule an initial assessment with a BCBA. Our New Client Liaisons can be reach at: Info@bpiaba.com to learn more about our services and help you through the process!

We have a wonderful team of New Client Liaisons who will be able to help you determine if your insurance covers ABA Therapy. They can be reached at: info@bpiaba.com or 888-308-3728. If your insurance does not cover ABA therapy, our team will give you additional resources to help you.

While ABA therapy has been empirically supported to improve many behaviors in general, insurance would not cover ABA therapy without ASD diagnosis.

There are numerous research studies that have shown the effectiveness of ABA therapy at any age with or without ASD diagnosis.

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Other Services

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is an evidenced-based practice that uses meaningful activities to help individuals reach their highest level of independence with those daily tasks that are essential for successful participation in their school, home and community.

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Speech and Language Therapy

Our goal in speech therapy is to increase your child’s ability to effectively communicate, interact, and express their needs and/or wants.

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ADOS

The ADOS-2 is composed of 5 modules based on the age and speech of the individual being assessed.

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Why BPI?

We believe that every child has potential to reach new levels of independence, grow in effective communication, and acquire new, valuable skills. In fact, our organization exists because we believe those things. We want to partner with you to ensure that every child grows, learns, and experiences quality of life.

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Clinic Director

Christine Stallone

Christine graduated from Aurora University with a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in May 2019. The last 13 years of her career has been spent working with children. Christine previously was a Self Contained Special Education Teacher and the Director of an Early Childhood Center she transitioned to the role of a Registered Behavior Technician in 2017 with Behavioral Perspective. Christine became a Certified BCBA in August 2019 and is excited to be working with Behavioral Perspective to continue to assist in the growth and development of children with special needs. She is super excited to be part of the Behavioral Perspective team!

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Assistant Clinic Manager

Courtney Norton

Courtney is the Assistant Clinical Manager at BPI Springfield! Courtney has her associate in Arts and is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Courtney loves being creative and fun for the learners. In her free time, Courtney loves to play  Sims 4, paint, and tie-dye clothing!

Clinic Manager

Amanda DeFord

Amanda is the clinic manager at the Springfield Clinic. Amanda has her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Masters’s in Elementary Education. Before working at BPI she was the Lead PreK Teacher and Assistant Director at an Early Learning Center. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to wineries and concerts with her husband, and drinking coffee on her front porch! Seeing the kids grow and develop is such a passion of hers!  Her favorite part about working at BPI is: “getting to work with and learn from amazing, hard-working people who have compassion and the drive it takes to help parents/guardians, children, siblings, and other co-workers to better understand and appreciate every learner that walks through our doors.

RBT Manager

Emily Leibach​

Emily is BPI’s Central IL, RBT Manager! Before starting with BPI Emily was working as Behavior Tech for 6.5 years. Her favorite part of her job is seeing our RBTs and learners grow and succeed. 

In her free time, Emily enjoys being with family and friends, visiting her sister in Florida, and going to CUBS games. One thing on Emily’s bucket list is to travel to New Zealand and ride in a hot air balloon someday!

Clinic Director

Sabina Khan

Sabina is the Clinical Director and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at our Springfield location! Sabina received her Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Sabina was born and raised in Darien, IL. She then moved to Springfield in 2018 with her husband who started his residency at Memorial Medical Center. Sabina was working in the field of ABA as a line therapist at another company prior to starting her practicum experience at BPI. Sabina enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and traveling with her husband. Sabina has had the pleasure to be a part of the BPI team since 2017. Sabina is dedicated to improving the lives of those she works with through her commitment to providing an evidence-based scientific approach to behavior services.

Assistant Clinic Manager

David Bandish

David has been working with the special education population for about six years. He went to Lewis University and double majored in Psychology and Criminal Social Justice. After college, he worked multiple positions within the special education field including a 1:1 Instructor, Registered Behavior Technician, Program Manager, and Crisis Interventionist. David currently works at Behavioral Perspective Inc. as the Assistant Clinic Manager. His favorite part about working with children with autism is witnessing them make progress over time as well as breaking down barriers that impede their social and academic abilities.

Clinic Manager

Kaleena White

Kaleena White has worked with children for over a decade. During which time, she worked as a home daycare provider and an assistant teacher in a couple of daycare’s. Kaleena has been with BPI for over two years. Kaleena became a Lead RBT and is now our new Apple Clinical Assistant.

RBT Manager

Jesenia Delatorre

Jesenia is the RBT Manager for our Aurora, IL clinic! Jesenia has her Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in art. She grew up in Cicero, IL. She loves doing anything arts and crafts related and also enjoys doing her makeup. Jesenia loves coming to work and seeing the faces of every single client and watching them grow every single day. It truly makes her heart happy! Jesenia has a dog named Lola! She loves to travel to Mexico and learn about her culture! One thing she would love to do in her lifetime is to adopt a child.