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What is ABA?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. As a parent, I know hearing the words "therapy" and "science" in the same sentence seems strange. I like to think of ABA as an individualized approach to learning. It utilizes evidence-based teaching strategies to effectively teach skills. These skills range from social skills to communication skills to daily living skills and so much more! At MBS, we ensure that we collaborate effectively with caregivers and clients to create the most meaningful and impactful learning and change that will best suit you. We utilize the client's strengths to bring out the very best in him or her. We honor and respect the autonomy of our clients and ensure we prioritize safety and dignity at all times. Essentially, ABA is a fancy term for teaching kids to learn and have fun while doing so! 

MBS Process

To begin services, you must first fill out a "contact" form. After receiving that information, we will contact you to gain more information about the services you are interested in. If your child has an autism diagnosis and you would like to utilize insurance funding, we will discuss that process in further detail when we reach out to you. For all services other than school consultation, the first step is to complete an assessment. After assessment is completed, your child's BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) will create a treatment plan for your child, establishing goals that are unique to your child and mutually agreed upon by you. After assessment and scheduling occurs, your child will begin therapy services or parent training services will begin. 

If you are interested in school consultation, please utilize the "contact" form and we will reach out to discuss more details. 

MBS Team

Alyssa Johnson, BCBA

Alyssa Johnson, BCBA


Alyssa Johnson is a Licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She received her B.S. in Psychology from Washington State University and her M.A. in Professional Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology. She is currently a doctoral student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Alyssa began working in the field as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) working with autistic children and instantly fell in love with the application of applied behavior analysis. Building trust and rapport with her clients has always been the best part of the field for her. Alyssa has experience with in-home therapy, clinic therapy, and school setting services. She ensures that she supports her clients' autonomy at all times and works closely with families to ensure the most meaningful outcomes. Alyssa is passionate about supporting the voices of the autistic community and hopes to continue to build relationships with the community she serves. This passion was fueled by her son's autism diagnosis.

Alyssa is married with 3 children ages 14, 5, and 3. In her free time, she enjoys fitness, listening to podcasts, and spending time with her family. She is an Annawan High School graduate and is looking forward to giving back to her community. 

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