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Start and end ABA therapy, a visual guide

Start and end ABA therapy, a visual guide

Updated: June 27, 2023 · 6 Minute Read

Cheryl Klaiman, Ph.D.

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Cheryl Klaiman, Ph.D.


  • When most people think of therapy, they might imagine spending an hour a week talking to a therapist in their office. ABA looks very different.
  • Typically, ABA therapy occurs multiple times a week and can take place in the home, community, or in a clinic setting. The frequency and length of sessions is determined based upon the needs of the child and goals for the family. Most ABA programs range between 10–25 therapy hours per week.
  • There is no “one size fits all” approach to ABA therapy and each treatment plan is individualized to meet the unique goals and needs of each person.
  • Below are the 5 steps you can take to start and eventually end ABA therapy if you have a child with autism.


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