The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program has partnered with UK Healthcare and the UK Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics to serve children with disabilities who engage in severe or aggressive challenging behaviors. At our ABA Clinic, a faculty member, who is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in Kentucky, oversees a team of therapists (students in the Master of Science in ABA program) in working closely with families to evaluate and treat challenging behaviors that are interfering with their child’s learning and quality of life.

Behaviors assessed and treated at the clinic have included self-injury, aggression, property disruption/destruction, running away (elopement), and eating inedible objects (pica). The current clinical model being used for the ABA Clinic involves a minimum of five appointments (approximately eight hours) that includes comprehensive behavioral assessments, discussion of evaluation results, treatment recommendations, parent training in treatment, and follow-up.

Please note that all referrals to the ABA Clinic are received from the UK Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. For more information on the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, please visit the Kentucky Children’s Hospital website. For more information on the Master of Science in ABA program, please explore the program website.