Throughout all phases of treatment, consistent, ongoing and objective assessments will take place to ensure a comprehensive understanding of each individual’s baseline, present levels of performance and progress across environments. Assessments may include file reviews, parent or caregiver input, and indirect and direct assessments. An analysis of the information obtained through the assessments will serve as the basis for treatment recommendations. 

Treatment Models

Comprehensive ABA


Involves 30-40 hours per week of 1:1

direct treatment 

Designed to address multiple domains that impact an individual’s ability to function at the same level as their typically developing peers. Gaining new skills (skill acquisition) and decreasing behaviors that impede an individual’s involvement in home, community or educational opportunities (behavior reduction) are the primary objectives within a comprehensive ABA treatment approach. 

Focused ABA


Involves 10-25 hours per week of 1:1

direct treatment 

Designed to address a limited number of domains for individuals who only need to target key functional skills or for individuals in which the priority of treatment is a reduction in significant maladaptive behaviors. The primary objectives within a focused ABA treatment approach include targets that increase independence and/or address the health or safety of the individual or others. 

Parent/Caregiver Training


In coordination with both comprehensive and focused models 

Parent/caregiver training is a required component of treatment and is designed to improve an individual’s ability and likelihood of implementing treatment protocols and recommendations outside of direct treatment and across environments. The primary objectives within a parent/caregiver training model is coaching, modeling, problem solving, support, and generalization through the use of objective and measurable goals for parents/caregivers.   

Treatment implementation

Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®)


Aspen Behavioral Consulting utilizes a tiered service-delivery model, in which the BCBA® on the case designs, supervises, and provides clinical direction, while the treatment protocols are delivered by the Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT®). 

Responsibilities of the BCBA® may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supervising/directly observing treatment implementation
  • Training, supervising and providing on-going clinical direction on specific treatment protocols
  • Maintaining, improving and ensuring quality treatment implementation
  • Developing treatment plan goals, protocols, transitions/discharge plans
  • Evaluating client progress and the effectiveness of treatment
  • Summarizing data and reporting progress towards goals
  • Making data-based adjustments to treatment
  • Addressing family preferences, needs and concerns
  • Coordinating care with other professionals involved in the individual’s care
  • Training, consulting and supporting caregivers and other professionals
  • In some cases, the BCBA may provide direct treatment to the client
  • Maintaining professional boundaries

Registered Behavior Technician (RBT®)


Responsibilities of the RBT® may include the following:

  • Working 1:1 with the client while delivering treatment protocols
  • Receiving supervision and on-going training from the BCBA®
  • Directing all questions and/or concerns regarding treatment to the BCBA® on the case
  • Assisting with parent and caregiver training
  • Maintaining professional boundaries

Parents and Caregivers


Responsibilities of the parents and/or caregivers may include the following:

  • Being present for sessions
  • Participating in on-going training with the BCBA® and/or RBT®
  • Delivering treatment protocols to promote generalization
  • Coordinating care with all professionals on the team