Focused ABA Therapy involves the treatment of a specific behavior or behaviors. The goal of Focused ABA Therapy is not recovery in the sense of Comprehensive ABA therapy, but rather to make meaningful improvements in the specific behaviors being targeted. With Focused ABA Therapy the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and the family select treatment goals based on an initial assessment. Then the BCBA develops a treatment plan to address these treatment goals. The BCBA along with Behavior Technicians and the family work collaboratively to implement the treatment plan and progress is regularly measured. The treatment is updated as needed based on the child’s progress. Focused ABA Therapy can target any behavioral excesses or skill deficits associated with autism. Treatment goals in the Focused ABA Therapy program may include the reduction of challenging behaviors (e.g., aggression, self-injurious behavior, stereotypy), improving communication skills, improving Activities of Daily Living Skills, improving social skills, academic remediation, and leisure skills training. Therapy is provided at the “location of need” which may include the home, the community or in a specialized treatment location.