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What is ABA Therapy?

Often when families are recommended for ABA Therapy, they are not provided with much direction. G & L Behavior Solutions is here to help! We offer quality services and help families understand the process. ABA is a team effort and families should never feel alone.

 

So, what is ABA Therapy? ABA Therapy is an evidence-based practice that helps improve skills such as safety skills, independent living skills, communication skills, social skills, academic skills, and play skills. The process begins with conducting assessments to gather comprehensive information about your child's skills and any behaviors of concern. After the assessment process, a behavior support plan is developed, and strategies are implemented to improve skills and decrease behaviors that may interfere with the acquisition of those skills. Implementation of these strategies is evaluated continually so that changes to the plan can be made as needed to ensure our actions are effective. A big part of ABA Therapy, though, is collaboration with parents and caregivers. At G & L Behavior Solutions we offer parent support services to focus on providing parents and caregivers with training to implement the same strategies we use. 

Meet the Team

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Owner

Dr. Rebecca Gonzales

Rebecca Gonzales, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA, obtained her BS in Integrative Studies, Master of Education in Special Education, and Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from George Mason University. She obtained her Ph.D. from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Rebecca's dissertation focused on teaching BCBA methods to establish rapport with their RBTs and improve the quality of their relationships.

 

 Rebecca is an adjunct professor at The Chicago School and George Mason University, teaching Applied Behavior Analysis courses. Rebecca has presented at Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts. In addition, Rebecca has developed and holds journal clubs, self-paced CEUs, and workshops.

 

She is deeply passionate about supporting individuals in the field of behavior analysis to achieve a harmonious work-life balance. Her commitment ensures that families receive the most impactful and effective behavior-analytic services possible.

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Owner

Dr. Sara Lalani

Sara Lalani, PhD, BCBA-D, obtained her BS in Psychology at the University of Central Florida and her MS in Counseling with a concentration in Mental Health From Nova Southeastern University. Sara completed her PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Her dissertation focused on teaching supervisors to pinpoint using video-based behavioral skills training.  

 

Sara is an adjunct professor at The Chicago School and Florida International University (FIU). She is also a dissertation chair for students at The Chicago School and the assistant director of a leadership research and writing lab.  Sara has presented several times at behavior analytic conferences, including ABAI and FABA. 

Sara fell in love with ABA and dedicated her career to helping families and future practitioners. She strives to facilitate ethical, compassionate, and effective services. 

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