Not all therapists will have the same style of implementing common ABA therapy techniques. Some may be very gentle, others firm, where some may want to explain situations to a child who works well with logic, and others may want to make simple demands instead.

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a therapy that is implemented in a way that molds to your child’s unique personality and needs. Because of this, not all Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapist will be the right fit for your child. When you decide to terminate services, you may consider if you want somebody else. If this is the case, think about what it was about the last analyst that caused issues for you. Understanding what you disliked about the therapist style of teaching, and communicating it to the company, can help them find you a better fit. Making a concrete list of what you are looking for gives the therapist/company a way to meet your needs, and either refer you or find someone like that. Whether it’s tone of voice, certain techniques you don’t agree with or simply the personality of your therapist, making sure all of those issues are met to your desires are important. Never be afraid to go with a different therapist until you find the right fit for your child. Every therapist practicing ABA will bring their own unique style and personality into the mix. Just like every child will bring their own personalities into the relationship.