Emerald Behavioral Services


Welcome to Emerald Behavioral Services

Emerald Behavioral Services aims to provide one-on-one individualized behavior analytic services to children and their families who are impacted by developmental disabilities, such as autism spectrum disorder. We follow evidence-based practices to ensure treatment is tailored to meet the specific needs of each child. 

We understand the difficulties families face, and we are here to offer support and a caring, understanding approach.


Why Choose Emerald Behavioral Services?


Over 15 years of experience in developmental disabilities and behavior analysis.

Personalized Care:

Tailored interventions to meet the unique needs of each child and family. 

Compassionate Support:

A dedicated team that understands and empathizes with the challenges you face. 

Our Services

Behavior assessment is a systematic approach to understanding an individual’s behavior and the factors influencing it. This process is essential in fields such as psychology, education, and applied behavior analysis (ABA) to identify problematic behaviors, understand their causes, and develop effective intervention strategies.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach to understanding and improving behavior. It is most commonly associated with interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but it can be applied to a wide range of behaviors and populations. The primary focus of ABA is to understand how behavior works, how it is affected by the environment, and how learning takes place. The principles and techniques of ABA are used to bring about meaningful and positive changes in behavior.

Adaptive Skills Training (AST) is an intervention aimed at helping individuals develop practical skills necessary for daily living and social functioning. This training is especially relevant for individuals with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, mental health conditions, or those recovering from neurological injuries. The main objective of AST is to enhance the person’s ability to function independently and effectively in various environments.

Parent education and training are essential for any treatment plan to be effective. For that reason, all ABA programs are embedded with parent education and training to teach parents and other caregivers strategies and interventions to manage behavior. In addition, it teaches and guides parents/caregivers in the implementation and generalization of skills taught in direct therapy sessions, which provides the child an opportunity to learn to use skills learned with different people and in different settings.

Emerald Behavioral Services provides all parents/caregivers an opportunity for a free phone consultation with one of our Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) to help answer any questions regarding ABA services from the intake process all the way to graduation of services. The BCBA will provide all the details you need to get started in ABA therapy. To schedule your free consultation, please email us at info@emeraldbehavioral.com

Domains Addressed in ABA therapy

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a natural science that studies functional relations between behavior and environmental events (Cooper, 2007). In other words, it studies how the environment impacts behavior change. It focuses on observable and measurable behavior. The discipline aims to help individuals meet long-term outcomes so that they are more independent in life. This is accomplished by increasing socially significant behavior; while, decreasing or eliminating maladaptive (problematic) behavior that most likely hinders the individual’s ability to live an independent and functional life. All interventions, procedures, and strategies applied in the field of ABA are evidence-based and have demonstrated effectiveness in changing behavior in living organisms.

Functional Behavior Assessment

Pinpointing Behaviors For Increase (Skill Acquisition)

Pinpointing Behaviors For Decrease (Behavior Reduction)

Measurable and Observable Goals

Evidence-based Strategies and Interventions

Ongoing Data Analysis and Treatment Modifications