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Applied Behavior Analysis

Utilizing the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Essential Beginnings envisions a world that can better communicate with young people through understanding their psychological ability and supporting them in navigating their socio-emotional contexts. We serve clients ages 2 to 21 who have been diagnosed or show signs of autism, ADHD, and other behavioral concerns. Our team of certified behavior analysts serves young people and their families at our center in Smyrna, Delaware. 

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Serving individuals with Autism, ADHD, and other Behavioral Concerns

From their first cries, children are navigating their environment by letting us know they are here and letting us know their needs.  At Essential Beginnings, we appreciate each child and young adult as an individual.  We meet young people where they are and help develop and grow them to their fullest potential. Through various means, each young person is individually assessed and individual goals are created to meet each of their unique needs.


Center Based ABA Services

While in our center-based services, program participants will have one-on-one instruction and learning opportunities. During sessions there will be an opportunity to engage with others through fun group activities to increase one's ability in effectively navigating social situations. From visiting our site, young people gain the skills needed to be successful in their homes, schools, and communities.

Consultative Home Based ABA Services

As participants make progress during center-based learning, services begin to transfer to the home. During home-based services, an analyst will visit a young person's home to provide one-on-one support. The analyst will equip family members with a toolbox to support one another as they all navigate the daily happenings in their home. Our home-based consultative services will provide families with the support needed to be successful, by fostering better family and community relationships.

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