About the Business
Our franchises offer outstanding services for children aged 18 months to 6 years old on the Autism Spectrum. We bring a unique therapy model to communities that prepares children for the rest of their lives! With us, you’ll learn how to collaborate with a team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Occupational Therapists to provide individually tailored therapy sessions for children.
The demand for Autism Treatment Centers far outpaces supply. The most recent data from 2021 reveals that 1 in 36 children are diagnosed with autism, a number expected to increase within the next ten years (Anthes, 2023). Additionally, while there are 6.8 million adults and children with Autism in the US, there are only 1,656 non-profit and for-profit treatment centers and schools as of 2022. This demand is expected to experience sustained growth within the next five years (LaRosa, 2022).
At Essential Speech and ABA Therapy, we’re bringing essential services to communities. As a franchisee, your center will help children across the US access vital care that improves their quality of life!
Behavior Analysts (BCBAs)
Our Board-Certified Behavior Analysts offer guidance and support for children with autism. Each location has a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst with a master’s degree in applied behavioral analysis. Our staff works closely with your children to assess their needs and teach important life skills. These analysts work closely with our Registered Behavior Technicians to assess your child’s skills.
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs)
Speech-Language Pathologists (or SLPs) work with people of all ages to treat communication problems. While SLPs improve literacy, speech sounds, and fluency, children with autism may face unique challenges. Some children may be nonverbal - to this end, SLPs practice augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). AAC can include sign language, gestures, pictures, computer tablets, and more!
Occupational Therapists (OTs)
Occupational Therapists (otherwise known as OTs) help children improve their cognitive, physical, social, and motor skills. By evaluating their current ability levels, OTs identify any obstacles that prevent children from participating in daily activities. From there, our OTs focus on key skills, such as independent dressing, eating, and fine motor skills.
Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs)
Registered Behavior Technicians (or RBTs) help children with autism learn and master new skills. This play-based methodology can help children advance language and communication skills while improving attention and memorization skills. Our ABA Therapists collaborate with a team to design a unique program that is tailored to each child’s needs and taught in a natural environment - i.e. a classroom.