Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the scientific study of the principles of learning and behavior. In practice, the implementation of ABA must be systematic to identify how behavior can be changed and understand how learning occurred. The goal of ABA is to establish and enhance socially important behaviors that can include academic, social, communication, and daily living skills; essentially, any skill that will enhance the individual's independence and their quality of life.
Some of these essential skills are taught in school however, learning does not stop at 3 p.m. FLY Behavioral Services will work with families and their team of teachers and therapists to continue to work on the skills across different settings and generalize into their natural environment. An assessment is conducted to individualize programs and discussed with parents before implementation.
Leadership - Virginia Wong, MS Ed, BCBA, LBA-NY
Virginia has worked with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders for over 15 years in both school and home-based settings. She holds a masters degree in early childhood education from Hunter College, BA in psychology from New York University and completed coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis at Caldwell College. She is a board certified behavior analyst and a certified general education and special education teacher. Virginia has held positions in school and home settings as a behavior analyst and administrator. She has participated in research studies and presented at the Annual Association for Behavior Analysis International conferences. Virginia has collaborated with researchers, school building and district leaders, teachers, and therapists to meet the needs of learners with autism. Through her experience in working with children and families, in school and at home, she has learned the importance of providing support beyond the walls of a classroom. She values the importance of teaching functional skills to foster self-sufficiency and independence in all settings beginning at an early age.
Team of providers
ABA services are provided by FLY Behavioral Services, Licensed Behavior Analyst, PLLC. We are a team of Registered Behavior Technicians, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, and NYS Licensed Behavior Analysts. Families are matched with providers with experience that meet their children's individual needs.
Payment for services
In-network with Aetna and GHI/Emblem Health