Multispecialty ABA Therapy in Riverview, Florida

Get one-on-one intensive, evidence-based applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy as well as social and functional living skills group support, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and school preparation — all in one place.

We believe that ABA therapy needs to be fun, strength-based, and individualized. We have also learned that when we coordinate care and collaborate closely with speech-language pathology (SLP) and occupational therapy (OT), the results can be profound. We are serious about ABA and allegiant to the principles and practices of ABA, but we also believe that every therapy session should nurture the spirit of every child.

Our clinicians and therapists see more than just autism. We see kids. That’s why when you enter our facility, you’ll see toys and swings and trampolines. Kids need to play. Oh, we work … we just happen to use play to get results.

Susan Habchy, MPA, MEd, BCBA, LABA, LBA

bright and colorful ABA therapy center for children

How To Find Our Riverview, FL, Center

Location:

4015 Crescent Park Drive, Riverview, FL 33578

Center/Office Hours:

8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday

Phone:

813-492-8686

Fax:

813-492-8479

From Tampa: I-275 N, Take exit 45B for I-4 E toward Orlando. Continue onto I-4 E. Take exit 2 on the left for FL-618 toward Brandon. Merge onto FL-618 Toll E/Selmon Expressway. Take exit 13 for US-301. Keep right at the fork and merge onto US-301 S. Merge onto US-301 S. Turn left onto Crescent Park Dr 4035 Crescent Park Dr, Riverview, FL 33578.

Alternatives ABA Riverview, FL

From Tampa: I-275 N, Take exit 45B for I-4 E toward Orlando. Continue onto I-4 E. Take exit 2 on the left for FL-618 toward Brandon. Merge onto FL-618 Toll E/Selmon Expressway. Take exit 13 for US-301. Keep right at the fork and merge onto US-301 S. Merge onto US-301 S. Turn left onto Crescent Park Dr 4035 Crescent Park Dr, Riverview, FL 33578.

Monday-Friday
8am – 6pm

781-923-0900

Alternatives ABA, Riverview, FL

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Playful, Evidence-Based Autism Care

We envision a world where all children are recognized for their strengths, not their deficits, and where families impacted by autism have access to the services that enable them to live their best lives.

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Home- and Community-Based ABA

Our ABA team can join children wherever they are — from playgrounds to daycares to grocery stores — to implement the programs that set your child up for success.

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Center-Based ABA

Receive intensive one-on-one ABA therapy while allowing your child to socialize with peers, play with toys, and try fun activities in our center and enclosed 2,000 square-foot playground.

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Telehealth

You can choose to receive ABA therapy, speech and language pathology, occupational therapy, as well as parent or caregiver education and support consultations remotely via telehealth.

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Pre-K/Kindergarten Readiness Programs

Your child will mimic a school day in a group of kiddos aged 2–5 years. “The littles” play and bond while building prerequisite skills for a successful transition to preschool or kindergarten.

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Social and Functional Living Skills Programs

Join our fitness, sibling support, functional living skills, or language-based social groups. Enjoy our community outings and educational series for parents or caretakers.

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Occupational Therapy

Get evidence-based support from our occupational therapists who specialize in treating children living with ASD to help you address a range of needs, including feeding and food aversions.

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Speech Therapy

Enjoy individual speech therapy appointments with one of our speech and language pathologists Monday through Saturday — even during your scheduled days at the center.

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Expressive Therapies

Through singing, dancing, acting, or painting, our therapists can help enhance your child’s imagination, improve skills, and develop their ability to communicate.

Our Mission at Alternatives ABA Riverview, FL

 

MISSION

To improve the overall quality of life of individuals and families impacted by autism by providing exceptional strength-based child- and family-centered therapies and family supports based on the principles and practices of applied behavior analysis (ABA).

VISION

We envision a world where all children are recognized for their individual strengths, not their deficits, and where all families impacted by autism have access to the services and support they need in order to live their best possible lives.

CORE VALUE

A well-supported family is better able to support the child.

Meet the Leader of the Riverview Care Team

Riverview FL director of ABA operations, Emily Wade

EMILY WADE, M.A., BCBA

Director of ABA Operations

Frequently Asked Questions

What is autism?

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication. There are many subtypes of autism, influenced by genetic and environmental factors. Each person with autism has a distinct set of strengths and challenges.

The ways in which people with autism learn, think, and problem-solve can range from highly skilled to severely challenged. Some people with ASD may require significant support in their daily lives, while others may need less support and, in some cases, live entirely independently.

What are the signs of autism?

Signs of autism usually appear by age two or three. Some development delays can be diagnosed at 18 months. Common signs include:

  • Limited or no eye contact
  • Few or no smiles or joyful, engaging expressions
  • Little or no back-and-forth sharing of sounds, smiles, or other facial expressions
  • Little or no babbling
  • Little or no back-and-forth gestures such as pointing, showing, reaching, or waving
  • Little or no response to their name

How is autism diagnosed?

A conclusive autism diagnosis requires getting a full evaluation from a qualified medical specialist such as a neurologist, behavior pediatrician, or psychiatrist. Research shows that early intervention leads to positive outcomes later in life for people with autism.

What is ABA Therapy?

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior — how it works, how it’s affected by the environment, as well as how learning takes place in the minds of people living on the autism spectrum. ABA therapy applies this understanding of how behavior works to real situations to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that disrupt learning. This approach helps children develop language and communication skills, improve attention, focus, social skills, memory, and academics while decreasing challenging behaviors.

How does ABA Therapy work?

ABA therapy leverages positive reinforcement. When a behavior is followed by something that is valued (a reward), a person is more likely to repeat that behavior. Over time, this encourages positive behavior change. First, the therapist identifies a goal behavior. Each time the person uses the behavior or skill successfully, they get a reward. The reward must be meaningful to the child — whether it’s praise, a toy or book, access to the playground or other fun location, or watching a video.

Do I need insurance for ABA Therapy?

Yes, you will need insurance to cover ABA therapy services. You can learn more about insurance plans that cover this service at The Autism Insurance Resource Center where helpful, informed experts can help you navigate your autism insurance journey. You can also find assistance at:

The Florida Autism Center

The Florida Department of Health

Applied Behavior Analysis State by State Guide

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