Individual ABA Programs

Confidence Connection's Individual ABA Program is a 1:1 program that focuses on communication, language and individual play skills in both 1:1 and group settings. Program are developed using the ABLLS and/or VB-MAPP assessment, observation and consultation with parents and the child's public or private school personnel.


Primary objectives of a child's ABA program at Confidence Connection include:

  • Increasing the child's abilities to Mand (request) items/actions in his/her environment spontaneously.
  • Increase the child's frequency of manding (requesting).
  • Increase the variety of items/actions that the child mands for.
  • Develop better play skills using age-appropriate toys and activities.
  • Develop independent indoor and outdoor (when applicable) play skills.
  • Decrease problem behaviors functioning as task avoidance, attention seeking and self-stimulating.
  • Getting and maintaining the attention of others
  • Increasing independence with self-care (toothbrushing, toileting, etc).
  • Academic skills (math, reading, writing) **
  • Direct Instruction using Language for Learning, Language for Thinking, SRA Reading Mastery and Distar Math
  • Social play with peers


Programs run based on the availability of the child as well as, clinician availability. Children spend anywhere from 4-20 hours a week receiving ABA services. Hours determined based on our recommendations as well as the family's. 


Individual ABA programs combine applied behavior analysis (ABA) and verbal behavior (VB) using intensive teaching (IT)  and natural environment teaching (NET).

Parent Feedback and Training:

Once the child's goals are developed the parent will receive a copy of the goals. The lead therapist will be collecting data on each goal frequently during each session. Parents will receive weekly session notes summarizing how their child is performing and what his/her current strengths and weaknesses are. In addition, parents will receive weekly suggestions for generalizing their child's goals outside-of the program. Parents are welcome to set-up a time to observe their child in a session and to meet with their child's lead therapist.


Please contact us at (781) 433-9890 for costs of services. Confidence Connection currently accepts most insurance plans including Blue Cross Blue Shield and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care insurance plans. 

**Insurance covers non-educational ABA services. Any academic services may involve a private pay cost.