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For better ABA therapy, there’s no place like home.

Butterfly Effects is one of the largest ABA providers in the country with more than 100 board-certified behavior analysts and 1,000+ behavior technicians. We apply an interdisciplinary approach to treatment, competency, collaboration, and quality services.

Referring to Butterfly Effects is easy.

Complete referral form

  • Step 1

    Please complete the referral form linked above

  • Step 2

    Submit the referral form and supporting documentation.

  • Step 3

    Our client services coordinators will contact the patient to arrange a consultation.

A guide to in-home ABA therapy

Make sure your patients understand their best options for treatment. Download our free guide and discuss with them the advantages of in-home ABA therapy for their family.

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Frequently asked questions

  • What makes Butterfly Effects unique from other ABA service providers?

    We learn by listening to the needs of families and change our approach accordingly. We create learning environments where children are happy, relaxed, engaged and feel safe, and we make learning fun by embedding treatment in play routines. Empowered families who participate in their child’s treatment experience the best outcomes. We have a strong parent-training model because families are the most important teachers and are constant in a child’s life. We seamlessly imbed intervention into the child’s natural routines, so treatment occurs naturally throughout the day. Our organization is led by a BCBA-D (which is unique among other companies) and all of our BCBAs are supervised by local regional directors who, along with our clinical case review committee, ensure that our services are of the highest quality.

  • What can families expect during the first 90 days of treatment?

    ABA therapy begins by building rapport with the child and engaging them in their favorite activities in a positive, kind, and patient manner. Often, children look forward to seeing our staff. Next, our team members will show and explain the treatment program to the family and seek feedback and input. Working as a team, skills are taught systematically to assist the child and their family by gradually identifying and implementing strategies based on how the child learns best. We start teaching your child to functionally communicate their needs to rely less on adult assistance to get things done, and improve their listening and following-directions behaviors.

  • What outcomes can families expect after sustained ABA-based treatment?

    Families can expect improvements in social behaviors and communication, a decrease in the levels of problem behaviors, the discovery and development of new skills, an increase in the ability to socialize with peers, and improved functional independence skills, such as learning how to appropriately express emotions, exhibit age-appropriate social skills, follow household routines, and discriminate between safe and unsafe social situations.

  • What variables result in the best outcomes for children?

    The more the family is engaged, the better the outcome will be. Parent follow-through with consistent implementation of ABA procedures outside the therapy sessions is critical. Our treatment is most successful when there’s collaboration with other providers, open communication between the family and clinical team about realistic goals and the bigger picture, and the ability to adjust treatment as the child grows and changes.

  • When should a child receive comprehensive therapy vs. focused therapy?

    Children with significant learning needs and many individualized treatment goals generally require comprehensive or intensive ABA-based weekly treatment hours. Children who are severe on the autism spectrum typically require more treatment hours to build the adaptive skills needed to function in the natural setting. Children receiving focused ABA treatment commonly receive less-intensive weekly treatment hours and have fewer treatment goals.

  • What are the benefits of in-home ABA therapy vs. clinic-based ABA therapy?

    There are many benefits to in-home ABA therapy. It provides a comfortable and safe setting, parents can observe and actively participate in their child’s progress, and interventions can be seamlessly woven into the child’s daily routine. Additionally, the home environment has natural interruptions that create a flexible and less-rigid learning environment. In-home services also foster improved relationships with siblings and other family members. On the other hand, center-based ABA services take place in a contrived, highly controlled setting without real-world interruptions, and only allow the child to practice skills with a few highly trained professionals. Also, transferring skills to a natural setting can be harder when a child has only learned them in a controlled center setting.