ABA Therapy at Engage Behavioral Health

At Engage Behavioral Health, we believe in the power of an individualized approach to ABA behavioral therapy. Each of our clients is unique, and each individual deserves a treatment program tailored to his or her needs.  The autism spectrum is varied, let us help you find out what behavioral program best suits your needs.   Our applied behavior analysis offered at our locations near Tampa and now in Tallahassee can assist you and your family by tailoring a cognitive behavioral therapy programs specifically designed for your child’s special needs.

As the leading provider of Applied Behavior Analysis or ABA Therapy and ABA behavioral therapy in Tampa Bay and Tallahassee, we develop individualized programs for children with autism, Aspergers syndrome, OCD, ADHD, anxiety disorders and other behavioral issues that allow them to learn in their natural environments. We also provide developmental screenings and comprehensive evaluations for autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities, as well as psychotherapy services for children and adults.

We understand that raising a child with special needs, autism or other cognitive behavioral difficulties takes a special combination of resilience, support and resources. We consider ourselves a partner in your child’s and family’s well-being. That means that in addition to our ABA Therapy services, we also offer educational training, family therapy and other programs to help you every step of the way.

Ask us about ABA Behavioral Therapy.

Tampa Bay area: (813) 374-2070  Tallahassee area: (850) 298-8862

ABA Therapy Locations:

We serve ABA behavioral therapy clients in Tampa area, Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Pasco County and Tallahassee, Leon County in Florida. See details for all our locations »

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Tampa Bay area: (813) 374-2070 Tallahassee area: (850) 298-8862

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Take A Guided Tour That Will Help You Understand What We Do, Why We Do It and How To Get Started. The self guided tour also cover insurance, grants and other payment options and give you a chance to fill out new client forms. If you have questions regarding autism or anything on our website please give us a call at (813) 374-2070.

Why Choose Us for Behavioral Therapy?

We are completely focused on each client’s and family’s needs, offering multiple service locations near Tampa and flexible scheduling. All of our ABA behavior therapy sessions are lead by therapists that are the most highly trained in the industry, and their dedication to the families we serve is unparalleled.

What is ABA Therapy?

Applied Behavior Analysis ABA Therapy is a scientific approach to behavioral therapy that uses techniques and principles to bring about meaningful and positive changes in behavior, taking into account how a person’s environment influences his or her behavior.  Tampa ABA behavioral therapy can be very successful and help your family handle autism in the best possible ways to help your child function at their highest potential.

Careers in Behavioral Therapy

We are actively recruiting passionate and professional ABA Behavior Therapists, ABA Therapists, Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA) and Behavior Analysts (BCBA) to join our fast-growing team here in Tampa or Tallahassee.

What You Can Expect From ABA Therapy

We sincerely appreciate the trust our clients place in us and are deeply committed to exceeding the expectations of the autism and aspergers effected families we serve. We understand that raising a special needs child or one behavioral difficulties takes a special combination of resilience, support and resources. We consider ourselves a partner in your child’s and family’s well-being. That means that in addition to our ABA Behavioral Therapy services and ABA behavioral therapy in Tampa we also offer educational training’s, family therapy and other programs to help you every step of the way.

What Makes Our Behavioral Therapy Special
Considering Applied Behavior Analysis ABA Therapy in Tampa to address your child’s behavioral challenges whether it be autism or aspergers? You’re in the right place at either our Tampa or Tallahassee locations. We are completely focused on each client’s and family’s needs, offering multiple service locations and flexible scheduling. Our therapists are among the most highly trained in the industry, and their dedication to the families we serve is unparalleled. We treat autism, aspergers and anxiety disorders just to name a few, our ABA behavioral therapy in Tampa will surpass your expectations.

Mission Statement
Engage Behavioral Health is dedicated to enriching the quality of life for our autism and aspergers clients, families and communities we serve throughout the Tampa and Tallahassee areas. Through our intensive ABA behavioral therapy staff training, we produce highly competent and dedicated professionals. Utilizing an individual approach to ABA behavioral therapy and a collaborative treatment model, Engage team members work together to produce measurable results. Our team offers clients and their families the opportunity to grow and learn together.

Autism and Aspergers Screening/ Diagnostics
Diagnosis is the first step. If you think your child may be exhibiting signs of autism or aspergers, the staff psychologist at our North Tampa location can conduct a developmental screening and comprehensive evaluation for autism spectrum disorder.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis

Using principles of Applied Behavior Analysis ABA therapy or ABA behavioral therapy our therapists here in Tampa & Tallahassee diagnose children with various degrees of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and aspergers in order to provide the best therapy for each individual.

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Using principles of Applied Behavior Analysis ABA therapy, our ABA behavioral therapy techniques work with children with various degrees of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and aspergers to improve socially significant behaviors and adaptive living skills, and reduce aggressive behaviors.

ABA Therapy
Applied Behavior Analysis ABA Therapy uses scientifically proven techniques and principles to bring about meaningful and positive changes in behavior, taking into account how a person’s environment influences his or her behavior. We specialize in Autism and Aspergers among other special needs children.

Learning Disability Diagnostic Evaluations
Diagnosis is the first step. If you think your child may be exhibiting signs of a learning disability, autism or aspergers, the staff psychologist at our North Tampa location can conduct a developmental screening and comprehensive evaluation for all types of learning disabilities.

OCD Screening/ Diagnostics
Diagnosis is the first step. If you think your child may be exhibiting signs of OCD, the staff psychologist at our North Tampa location can conduct a developmental screening and comprehensive evaluation for OCD.

Gifted Children Evaluations
If you think your child may be gifted or advanced in their learning comprehension, we can conduct a developmental screening and comprehensive evaluation for Gifted and Advanced Placements at either our Tampa or Tallahassee offices.

ADHD Diagnosis
Engage Behavioral Health provides evaluations and assessments for special needs children and adults with ADHD. In addition, we conduct a developmental screening and comprehensive evaluation for ADHD.

ADHD in Tampa
Engage Behavioral Health is the only ABA therapy or ABA behavioral therapy provider in Tampa and also in Tallahasse that also offers ABA Behavioral Therapy (CBT) services for children and adults with ADHD, autism, aspergers and a variety of anxiety disorders. In addition, we work with trusted medical providers who can prescribe medications, if needed.

Anxiety Disorders Diagnosis
Excessive anxiety can often lead to thoughts and behaviors that negatively impact daily life. Our staff psychologist conducts developmental screenings and comprehensive evaluation services for children and adults with anxiety disorders.

Anxiety Disorders
Excessive anxiety can often lead to thoughts and behaviors that negatively impact daily life. We are the only ABA therapy provider in Tampa Bay that also offers ABA Behavioral Therapy (CBT) services for children and adults with anxiety disorders.

Psychotherapy
Our Psychotherapy services include ABA Behavior Therapy (CBT), Habit Reversal Training (HRT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), behavior management techniques for parents and family therapy.

Verbal Behavior Therapy
Our Verbal Behavior (VB) Therapy teaches and reinforces appropriate speech and communication, and can be a valuable part of an ABA Therapy program for children who need extra assistance with their use of language.

Feeding Therapy
Our intensive behavioral-based feeding program is designed for children with limited eating habits and/or children who demonstrate problematic behaviors when presented with unfamiliar foods.

Family Therapy
We understand the stress that comes along with maintaining a strong family relationship. That is why we offer therapy for the whole family at our North Tampa location. Whether you are seeking individual therapy, couples therapy, or therapy for the entire family, we can help.

Autism – Aspergers Workshops/ Trainings
We regularly host workshops and trainings for parents, teachers, doctors’ offices and other groups to provide education and resources that help our clients and community better care for special needs children with behavioral and developmental challenges.  We help you understand ABA behavioral therapy in Tampa and Tallahassee

Teaching Social Skills at Home
Oftentimes, children with behavioral disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) , such as autism or aspergers have difficult engaging socially with their peers. This is something that our behavioral therapists are uniquely trained to address through ABA behavioral therapy in Tampa or Tallahassee. However, there are also a number of ways that you can improve these skills at home.

One of the best ways to improve social skills is to plan play dates with other children. This is a natural way to practice social skills and can build confidence in your child’s interactions with others.

This should start with one-on-one play dates, and progress to larger groups of children as your child’s skills improve. In addition, children should share similar interests to increase your child’s comfort level.

Rotating between the same few children is also a good idea, as both parties will become comfortable with each other as play dates progress.

Prior to your child’s play date, it is a good idea to practice social skills at home. These include skills such as:

  • Verbal and nonverbal communication
  • Listening skills
  • Perspective talking
  • Cooperating and compromise
  • Initiating conversations
  • Solving social problems
  • Coping with bullying and teasing

When practicing these skills, it is best to start with only one, and then add others progressively as your child learns each skill. Practicing with family members is also encouraged.

A fun way to do this is to have parents and/or siblings wear name tags showing that they are CHILD’S NAME and the other wear a name tag that shows they are PEER’S NAME. Then model the skills you are trying to teach. Have your child then wear his own name and practice. Praise appropriate variations of the skills you are trying to teach.

Before the play date, remind your child of what you practiced, and plan ahead! If the play date is at your home, make sure there are enough activities to fill the entire time the peer is there. Some good activities that facilitate social skills are baking or cooking, playing board games, arts and crafts, hide and seek, tag or building a fort.

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