Applied Behavior Analysis

Why Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) uses learning theory principles to effect meaningful change in behavior.  When ABA therapy is practiced by qualified individuals using evidence-based decisions, it produces unparalleled results. Research has consistently demonstrated that ABA is one of the most effective therapies for children on the autism spectrum, and is also highly effective in helping persons with other behavioral conditions to develop functional skills.

ABA has been endorsed by a number of state and federal agencies, including the Surgeon General of the United States and the New York State Department of Health.  In the state of New York, Behavior Analysis is a licensed profession regulated by NYSED to ensure best practice and quality services.

For many of our learners, the comfort and security of their home provides the ideal environment for acquiring new skills and abilities.  We help both parents and children to thrive by providing them with strategies to overcome challenging behaviors, increase independence and develop new skills.

We provide a friendly, healthy approach to learning that helps everyone to reach their full potential.


Marrra & Glick’s center based locations are equipped to provide services to a diverse group of individuals.  We value each learner’s individuality, and nurture each learner’s interests and encourage learning through structured programs using the ABA principles.  Qualified ABA therapists work directly with the learners and graph data to document daily progress across all skill areas. Individuals who attend MGABA Center services will work toward lifelong socially significant achievements such as social skills, daily living skills, personal hygiene, and routines and schedules.



Our social skills curriculum was develeped on ABA principles by our own New York State Licensed Behavior Analysts.  Groups are formed by age, skill level, and individual needs, as assessed in initial screening by one of our clinicians.  

Groups will focus on age-appropriate daily life situations and social interactions with peers.  All groups have a Parent Training component that runs at the same time as the Social Skills Group (24 sessions total) focusing on the same curriculum your child is learningl  You will learn ways to practice and help generalize the weekly target skill for your child.