Helping children improve behaviors & reach milestones for a brighter future.
We are passionate about empowering children to step forward toward a brighter future with ABA therapy. Our ABA therapists aim to create a customized plan of action to help our learners thrive by offering education, tools, and resources for children, parents, and educators.
Diah Askari, MS, BCBA
– Our Founder
Our team is led by Diah Askari, MS, BCBA, who is an owner of Step Forward ABA, as well as our Clinical Director. He has been practicing ABA therapy since 2011, and has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2013.
Diah has worked with multiple ABA practices before deciding to form his own practice based on values that focus on using the science of Behavior Analysis to put children’s strengths and interests at the forefront of their therapy.
Diah felt South Florida was overrun by practices that focused on finances over families, and wanted to bring together a group of individuals who were in this for the right reason. Diah wants our families to know that we are here to help your child get the most out of life, and that our whole team thoroughly enjoys what we do.
Why Choose Us
Our staff of bilingual analysts and technicians uphold the highest standards of discretion and professionalism when providing ABA therapy and parent training services.
Not only is our team highly qualified, but full of compassionate and caring professionals that truly care about helping your child reach their full potential.
At Step Forward ABA, we understand that every child is unique, which is why we get to know your child personally to develop a customized therapy plan.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why ABA therapy?
ABA therapy can be used to address nearly any socially significant behavior. From social skills, academics, self-care, motor skills, and more, ABA therapy can help increase or decrease behaviors to help your child independently access their environment, develop contextually adaptive behaviors, and increase life and social skills.
How do I know if my child's insurance covers ABA therapy?
You can contact your insurance company directly OR get in touch with us, and we will contact your insurance on your behalf to see if your child has coverage for ABA.
Does my child need an official diagnosis to receive ABA therapy?
While your child does not require an official diagnosis to receive and benefit from ABA therapy, to receive coverage from your insurance, most insurance companies require a formal diagnosis and prescription for ABA therapy.
How many hours a week does my child need ABA therapy?
Our programs are designed to target your child’s specific behavioral needs. Depending on what those needs are, your child may require 10-40 hours of ABA therapy a week. Most of our learners receive between 15-25 hours of therapy per week. Contact us today to get in touch with a BCBA for an official assessment.