Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy In Clinical and Home Settings

Our Mission

Our Mission in Lakewood COWe provide compassionate and unique behavioral therapy to the children and families we serve through the use of personalized treatment approaches. At the core, we believe a culture of compassion, engagement, and personal understanding allows us to effectively match our therapist’s skills with each child’s individual needs. This connection between therapist and child builds the trust required for the implementation of challenging treatment plans and allows our clients and families to flourish.

What is Applied Behavioral Analysis?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific method of teaching based on the principles of learning and behavior. ABA is evidence-based and can be applied to everyday life to increase or decrease any behavior. It has been successfully used to decrease challenging behaviors and increase other behaviors such as self-help skills, language acquisition, play skills, and academic/work skills.

ABA Therapy is an intensive program that requires a significant time commitment.  Children receive anywhere from 5-40 hours per week of direct therapeutic intervention.  The intensity of services is based upon each child’s unique needs and the recommendations of the Behavioral Analyst.  Your behavioral team can work side by side with your child in multiple settings including your home, our clinic, community environments, and some before and after school programs.


  • Super friendly people work here, and the supervisors are always willing to help and answer questions as needed.

  • I really like my supervisor! She gets back to me quickly, and I feel super supported. I get good constructive criticism, and I feel like I’m learning so much.

  • We all make the most progress when we work together to achieve common goals. Handprints offers a collaborative environment where professionals come together to foster the strengths of the client and support the family in reaching those goals.

  • I work in the clinic, and it is very clean and organized. I like how it has everything we need, and it’s cool to see kids learn how to interact with each other.

  • I love this job! I have been here for about 3 months, and I definitely feel like I am part of a supportive team. My supervisor and the administrative team are always available to answer my questions. I also feel like they do a great job making sure therapists and families are a good fit for each other.

  • I enjoy my job a lot. I especially like seeing how our services help our kids make friends and be more ready to go back to their schools and daycares. They make so much progress, and I love being a part of that process!

The Parental Role

Long term effectiveness of behavioral therapy requires actively engaging family members and caregivers. The therapy team teaches family members recommended behavioral therapy skills, techniques, and strategies. Learning and adopting these skills as part of daily routines will help your child succeed beyond the therapy sessions and into everyday life.

Home-Based Services

Home-based therapy consists of highly individualized programs that can replace or complement clinic-based programs. This option provides a safe, familiar, and non-threatening environment in which the therapist will implement behavioral plans. Additionally, home-based services offer unique opportunities to involve parents and siblings with therapy sessions.

Clinic-Based Services

Clinic-based therapy provides children with a highly structured environment in which to learn a variety of skills. Within this environment, the therapist can control multiple variables while addressing specific behaviors. Once the child masters a skill in the clinic, s/he may then begin to generalize to real-life settings such as the home, school, and community. Clinic-based therapy also provides the option for children to work individually or in small groups with other children. Group settings offer the opportunity for peer interactions, peer play, and communication in a small social setting.

Where are services provided?

The Handprints Behavioral Clinic, as well as the administrative offices, are located in Lakewood, CO. Handprints provides therapy throughout the Denver Metro area as well as Colorado Springs.

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